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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and will focus our efforts on the most critical elements. In doing so disruption to many services is likely.

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Events suitable for under 16s

  • All events are free to attend (unless otherwise stated)
  • All events are suitable for under-16s (with recommended ages in brackets and in the details)
  • All under-8’s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Term time only events do not run during half term or end of term holidays
  • Contact the library for details including booking places (last updated: 27 February 2020)

Please note: you will need to contact community led libraries (Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, Finham) directly for a list of events for children and young people.

Activity session (8-12)

Autism family support group

  • Tile Hill - Friday 4pm - 5pm Term time only.

Autism friendly hours

  • Tile Hill - Friday 4pm - 5pm Term time only.

Chatterbooks (4-12) 

Chatterbooks is a children's book club.

  • Central - This group is suitable for age 8-11. On the first Sunday of the month from 1pm - 2pm. Dates for 2020: 1 March, 5 April, 3 May, 7 June, 5 July, 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November, 6 December.
  • Jubilee Crescent - This group is suitable for age 7-11. On the first Friday of the month from 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Term time only. Dates for 2020: 6 March, 3 April, 1 May, 5 June, 3 July, August tbc, 4 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December.
  • Willenhall - This group is suitable for age 8-12. On the second Saturday of the month from 10.30am - 11.30am. Dates for 2020: 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December.

Chess club (4-15)

Children's 'No Bake' Baking (4-11)

  • Canley - On the second Saturday of the month from 2pm - 3pm. Dates for 2020: 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, rest of year tbc.

Code and go storytime (4-7) 

  • Central - On the last Sunday of the month from 2pm - 2.45pm. Dates for 2020: 29 March, 26 April, 31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August, 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, December tbc.

Code Club (9-13) 

  • Allesley Park Library - This is a beginner group. Monday 4.15pm - 5.45pm. Starts 13 January. Ends tbc. Term time only. Booking required. 
  • Jubilee Crescent - This is the beginner group. Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Starts 7 January. Ends 4 April. Term time only. Fully booked.
  • Jubilee Crescent - This is the advanced group. Tuesday 5pm - 6pm. Starts 7 January. Ends 4 April. Term time only. Fully booked.

Code Club at Jubilee Crescent Library

The Code Club at Jubilee Crescent Library is run by volunteers (Steve and Craig), assisted by a member of library staff (Sarah). The group is further supported by the library services' Digital Media Assistant (Stacey). From September 2019, this Code Club is a Star Club and welcomes anyone who wants to volunteer to run their own Code Club to come along and see how we do it.

The beginner group at Jubilee Crescent Library covers Module 1 (6 projects) and Module 2 (6 projects) of Scratch. The advanced group at Jubilee Crescent Library covers Module 3 (6 projects) of Scratch, in addition to micro:bit, HTML & CSS and Python tasters (approximately two weeks on each).

If your child has not completed Module 1 and Module 2 of Scratch, they won't be able to sign up to the advanced group at Jubilee Crescent Library as the skills taught in Module 1 & 2 will be needed in Module 3 projects, and the concepts taught are required for coding using other languages such as HTML & CSS and Python. The projects we cover are on the Code Club website. If your child has already done Scratch, then we recommend that your child attends the Coder Dojo or micro:bit at Central Library.

Volunteer to run a Code Club

If you would like a Code Club to run at your local library, please consider becoming a Code Club volunteer. The library service can then support you to deliver the club. Code Club requires a minimum 12-week commitment which covers roughly one school term and you will need to pay for a background check (DBS) to be completed before Code Club or the library service can allow you to volunteer to run a club.

Coder Dojo (8-17) 

The Coder Dojo is run by volunteers (Jo and Hareena).

  • Central - Every month on a Saturday from 10am - 12noon. Dates for 2020: 14 March, tbc. Booking required.

Craft session (4-11)

Craft session (4-11) for Mother's Day

  • Canley - Saturday 21 March 2pm - 3pm
  • Coundon - Saturday 21 March 9.30am - 3.30pm

Craft session (4-11) for St David's Day

  • Canley - Saturday 7 March 2pm - 3pm

Craft session (4-11) for St Patrick's Day

  • Coundon - Saturday 14 March 9.30am - 3.30pm

Craft session (4-11) for World Book Day

  • Canley - Thursday 5 March 2pm - 3pm
  • Foleshill - Thursday 5 March 5pm - 6pm

Early hurly burly (0-4) 

  • Tile Hill - Monday 11am - 11.30am Term time only. 
  • Tile Hill - Friday 11am - 11.30am Term time only. 

Homework help (5-11) 

  • Aldermoor - Thursday 4pm - 5pm Term time only. 
  • Bell Green - Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Term time only. 
  • Bell Green - Friday 4pm - 6pm Term time only. 
  • Caludon - Thursday 3.30pm - 4.30pm Term time only. 
  • Canley - Monday 4pm - 5pm Term time only. 
  • Coundon - Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.30pm Term time only. 
  • Coundon - Friday 4.30pm - 6.30pm Term time only. 
  • Foleshill - Friday 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term time only. 
  • Foleshill - Saturday 9.30am - 10.30am Term time only. 
  • Hillfields - Monday 3pm - 4.30pm Term time only.
  • Hillfields - Wednesday 3pm - 4.30pm. Term time only.
  • Hillfields - Thursday 3pm - 4.30pm Term time only. 
  • Jubilee Crescent - Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Term time only. 
  • Jubilee Crescent - Friday 4pm - 6pm Term time only. 
  • Stoke - Monday 4.30pm - 5.30pm Term time only. 
  • Stoke - Saturday 10am - 11am Term time only. 
  • Tile Hill - Monday 4pm - 5.30pm Term time only. 
  • Tile Hill - Thursday 4pm - 5.30pm Term time only. 
  • Willenhall - Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Term time only. 
  • Willenhall - Thursday 5pm - 6pm Term time only. 

Lego Lab (4-11) 

  • Bell Green - Thursday 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Canley - On the last Saturday of the month from 2pm - 3pm. Dates for 2020: 28 March, 25 April, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 31 October, 28 November, December tbc.
  • Foleshill - Friday 28 February 3pm - 4pm
  • Stoke - On the first Saturday of the month from 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Dates for 2020: 7 March, 4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September, 3 October, 7 November, 5 December.
  • Tile Hill - On the second Saturday of the month from 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Dates for 2020: 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December.

micro:bit (9-13)

  • Central - Every month on a Saturday from 10.30am - 11.30am. Dates for 2020: 28 March, tbc.

Readers group (12-15) 

  • Central - On the last Saturday of the month from 2.30pm - 3.30pm. Dates for 2020: 28 March, 25 April, 30 May, 27 June, 25 July, 29 August, 26 September, 31 October, 28 November, December tbc.

Rhymetime (0-4) 

Stay and play (0-4) 

Storytime (4-7) 

Storytime (4-7) and craft session (4-11) for Holi (Hindu Festival of Colours)

  • Caludon - Saturday 28 March 11am - 12noon
  • Foleshill - Saturday 28 March 2pm - 3pm

Storytime (4-7) and craft session (4-11) for Mother's Day

  • Aldermoor - Saturday 21 March 11am - 12noon
  • Caludon - Saturday 24 March 11am - 12noon
  • Foleshill - Saturday 21 March 2pm - 3pm

Storytime (4-7) and craft session (4-11) for St David's Day

Storytime (4-7) and craft session (4-11) for St Patrick's Day

  • Caludon - Saturday 14 March 11am - 12noon
  • Foleshill - Saturday 14 March 2pm - 3pm

Storytime (4-7) with Lego

  • Central - On the third Sunday of the month from 2pm - 3pm. Dates for 2020: 15 March, 19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September, 18 October, 15 November, 20 December.

Well Baby Clinic (0-5) (delivered by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust)

Central Library

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
Smithford Way
Coventry
CV1 1FY

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