Changes to library opening hours

Gidea Park Library will be closed from 3pm on 25 May. South Hornchurch Library will be closed from 3pm on 25 May and all day on 28 May.

Children's library

There is always something for children to do at our libraries.

Events for children

Wild world heroes banner 0Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The Reading Agency and libraries are excited to introduce Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021; a celebration of nature and action for the environment, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund UK.

During the summer holidays children aged 4-11 can sign up at their local Havering library from 10 July, then read any six library books of their choice to collect special stickers and rewards along the way – all for free.

This year only two library visits are needed, one to pick up a pack and a second to return a completed Book Review sheet in order to receive a medal and certificate. 

Parents and carers will be discussing books and giving out stickers to their children.

Visit our events listings page to see all our free Summer events.

In line with Covid regulations, we currently have regular pre-recorded storytimes on our Havering Libraries Facebook page, with new ones going up every Saturday.

View the regular events and keep an eye out for special events for all the family.

Dive into a story right now

Kids and teens ebooks and Audiobooks

Library treasures app promotional posterLibrary Treasures app

Log in using your library card details and become a treasure hunter!

First, you will need to look for coins displayed on special posters hidden around the library.

Scan them to collect the coins.

The more coins you collect, the more games you can play!

To play the games you will need to look around the library - there are 8 special posters hidden.

Games include Penguin-Panic, Croc-Rock and Funky-Frogs!

When you find a poster, scan it to play the game.

Don't worry if you run out of coins, you can come back to the library to collect more!

Search for the app on the Apple or Google stores.

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