Library events for children and families

Please look at this page for events throughout the year.

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 – Mischief Makers

Dennis the Menace

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge kicks off in Camden Libraries on Saturday 28th July, and runs until Saturday 8th September 2018. The Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip.

For this year’s Summer Reading Challenge we’re off to Beanotown, where there’s a treasure chest full of epic pranks waiting to be discovered. 

Say hello to Pieface, Rubi, JJ, Gnasher, and the ultimate mischief maker: Dennis! They’re all on the trail of hidden treasure, and they’re looking for some more friends to join in the adventure!

To take part in ‘Mischief Makers’, children need to head to their local library where they will be given a chart to keep a record of their reading journey.  As children read at least six library books over the summer, they collect stickers to discover where the treasure is hiding and complete the Challenge.

Dennis and his friends will be with you every step of the way to give you clues and show you how to be a Mischief Maker too!

There will be activities in every Camden library during the summer - just contact your local library or go to  to find out what’s happening.

Energise and Get Wise

Running alongside the Reading Challenge this year is Energise and Get Wise, designed to keep children active during the summer holidays. Everybody who signs up to the Reading Challenge will be given a voucher for free swimming in Camden Leisure Centres and access to the specially-designed Race to Health web portal. See for further details.

Rhyme times

Songs, rhymes, rhythm and fun at your local Camden library. Each library runs one rhyme time session per week, during term time. only.  For the current days and times as each library, download the programme below. 

Camden Family Learning Story Sacks 

Come along and spend special time at the library, and work together as a family to create activities and ideas to help your child with reading.  Activities are always based around one children’s book.  The next programme will be available here soon.

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