Canada Water Library children library activities – Bookstart

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11th February 2019 @ 10:00 – 11:30 Europe/London Timezone
Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Rd
London SE16

Children Bookstart sessions

Fun and lively sessions with singing, storytelling and toys. Enjoy bonding with your children over stories and play, at these sessions run by Bookstart.

Term time only. For ages 6 and under. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by parents or carers at all times.

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What is Bookstart?

Bookstart is a national programme giving packs of free books to every child to encourage parents and carers to share books with children from an early age. The Bookstart sessions are interesting and stimulating workshops, designed to support and encourage parents, carers and young children to enjoy reading and sharing books together. Research has shown that children who look at books from an early age learn to read faster and do better at school. Reading books with your child also help them to develop their speaking, listening and concentration skills with understanding.

All sessions are free and library members may borrow books used in the sessions as well as the Storysack Collection or from a selection of children’s book in other languages.


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What else is on offer

Weekly and monthly activities for children and adults (visit WISE16 Southwark Libraries in SE16 for other activities in Canada Water Library).

The library also offers the following resources:


  • disabled parking
  • lifts
  • toilets on ground floor and first floor, including disabled toilets and adult and baby change
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)
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How to get there

21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

  Southwark Libraries Website  @SouthwarkLibs


Disclaimer: This site provides general information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice. Bank holidays and other festivities may not be reflected on the calendar opening times.