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2019

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Follow this link for details of regular events such as storytime and rhymetime for under fives.

AmpthillBarton | Bedford Central | Biggleswade | Bromham | Dunstable | Flitwick | Kempston | Leighton Buzzard | Potton | Putnoe | Sandy | Shefford | Stotfold | Toddington | Wootton
Ampthill Library
Lego Club and Board Games Club
Wednesdays
2.00 - 5.00
Drop in to build or play a game.

Barton Library
Saturday 21st December
9.00 - 3.30
Christmas Crafts
Join in the festive fun by making Christmas Cards and Cube gift boxes.
Christmas present 

xmas tree  Tuesday 24th December
9.00 - 12.30
Bauble Decorations
How will you decorate yours?

Friday 27th December
9.00 - 12.30 & 2.00 - 5.30
Snowman Puppets
Drop in to create your own frosty friend and put on a show for your loved ones.
snowman 

calendar  Tuesday 31st December
9.00 - 12.30
2020 Calendars
Bring along a favourite picture or photo and decorate a calendar to take you into the New Year.

Thursday 2nd January
9.00 - 12.30
Penguin Craft
Pop along and make a paper plate penguin!
penguin performing 

gingerbread man  Friday 3rd January
9.00 - 12.30 & 2.00-5.30
Gingerbread Man Decoration
Join us for some family crafty fun!

Bedford Central Library
Sunday is Funday
11.30 - 1.30
Join us every Sunday for Giant Lego, Play Doh, Board Games, Puzzles and more...
Fun for all the family!

Lego Club
10.30 - 4.30
Love Lego?
Come along Saturday and get building!

Rhyme Time
11.30 - 12.00
Join us on Thursday for songs and rhymes.

Saturday 14th December
11.00 - 3.30
Christmas Bauble Craft
Decorate baubles for our Christmas display.
xmas bauble 

xmas stocking  Saturday 21st December
11.00 - 3.30
Christmas Stocking Craft
Colour in stockings for our Christmas display.

Monday 23rd December
11.30 - 3.30
Gift Box Craft
Decorate a Christmas gift box to give to someone special.
xmas present 

merry xmas  Tuesday 24th December
11.30 - 2.30
Quiver Colouring Sheets
Bring your colouring to life!
Please bring a smartphone to download the Quiver App.

Friday 27th December
11.30 - 3.30
New Year Party Glasses
Get ready for the New Year celebrations!
happy new year 

lego  Saturday 28th December
11.00 - 12.00
Lego Club
What will you build today?

Monday 30th December
11.30 - 3.30
2020 Calendars
The New Year is just moments away...
calendar 

question marks Tuesday 31st December
11.30 - 2.30
Word Puzzles and Lucky Dip Crafts
Missed out on crafts or want to get all wordy? Why not drop in!

Thursday 2nd January
12.00 - 3.30
Stay & Play
Join us after Rhymetime for fun and games.
fun 

pencils  Friday 3rd January
11.30 - 3.30
Lego Club & Colouring
Building or decorating - enjoy a bit of both!

Saturday 4th January
11.00 - 3.30
Robin Craft
Help us decorate our winter display with colourful robins.
robin 

Biggleswade Library
glasses  Watch out for
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Coming Soon! 

Bromham Library
 Saturday 14th December
10.30 - 12.30
Christmas Gift Tags
How will you decorate your gift tags?
christmas present

bells  Wednesday 18th December
11.00 - 11.30
Christmas Rhymetime
Come and meet our Special Guest!

Saturday 21st December
10.30 - 12.30
Christmas Card Craft
Colour in Christmas pop up cards.
christmas home 

rudolph  Monday 23rd December
10.00 - 12.00
Christmas Card Craft
Christmas wiggle-eye colour-in cards.

santa reading  Monday 23rd December
11.00 - 11.30
Christmas Storytime
Fabulous Christmas stories - come along and get festive with us.

Tuesday 24th December
9.00 - 5.00
Lego & Colouring
For children accompanied by LibraryPlus members.
lego 

donkey  Friday 27th December
10.00 - 12.00
Animal Craft
Join us to colour in stand up wooden animals.
Plus Board Games in the Library 10.00 - 5.00

Saturday 28th December
10.30 - 12.30
New Year Cards
Make a card for someone you love.
new year 

fairy  Monday 30th December
10.00 - 12.00
Window Decoration Craft
Come along to colour in fairy door window decorations.

Tuesday 31st December
9.00 - 5.00
Lego & Colouring
For children accompanied by LibraryPlus members.
lego 

birds  Thursday 2nd January
2.00 - 5.00
Scratch Art Birds
How colourful will your birds be?

 Friday 3rd January
10.00 - 12.00
Weaving Craft
Join us to weave a rainbow tortoise to take home.
Plus Board Games in the Library 10.00 - 5.00
tortoise smiling 

snowflake  Saturday 4th January
10.30 - 12.30
Snowflake Pictures
Create your own unique snowflake. 

Dunstable Library
Gaming Club
Launches Wednesday 11th December
4.00 - 5.00
First session is Mario Kart Madness!
Speak to a library staff member to sign up - all participants must be library members.
For ages 11 and over.

Chatterbooks Group
Do you love reading? Would you like to join Dunstable Library's new Chatterbooks Group?
The Group will meet once a month on a Saturday afternoon.
For ages 8 - 12 years.
Please contact Dunstable Library if you would like to join the Group.

Friday 13th December
10.00 - 10.45
Fairy-Christmas
'Come and meet the Library Fairies,
As they tell a fairy tale.
Sing along to Christmas songs,
As their story they unveil.'
Just drop in!
fairy dust 

santa reading  Wednesday 18th December
11.00 - 11.30
Stories with Santa
Come along and listen to some Christmas stories and meet our very special guest!
*There will be a small gift for children.

Flitwick Library
eyeball Keep an eye out for
More Events
Coming Soon! 

Kempston Library
Mondays and Fridays
2.00 - 5.00
Lego Club
Love Lego? Come along and get building this holiday!

Mondays
2.15 - 2.45
Storytime
Join us for fabulous stories.

Tuesdays
11.00 - 11.30
Rhymetime
Come along for fun songs and rhymes.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
3.30 - 5.00
Dice Warrior Games Club
Love board games?
Drop in to have some game fun.

Saturday 14th December
10.00 - 3.30
Christmas Colour-In Magnets
Get all colourful for Christmas.
christmas home 

santa in sleigh  Saturday 21st December
10.00 - 3.30
Santa Stop Here Door Hangers
Make sure Santa visits on the big night!

Monday 23rd December
2.00 - 5.00
Christmas Card Making
Decorate a card for someone special.
rudolph 

Monday 23rd December
2.15 - 2.45
Storytime Christmas Special
Fabulous Christmas tales to get you in the festive mood.
santa reading 

xmas tree  Tuesday 24th December
10.00 - 3.00
Christmas Tree Decorations
Drop in to make tree decorations to take home.

.bells Tuesday 24th December
11.00 - 11.30
Rhymetime Christmas Special
Cheery Christmas rhymes to celebrate Christmas Eve.

Friday 27th December
2.00 - 5.00
Snowman Bookmarks
You will never lose your place again once you have decorated a snowman bookmark.
snowman 

calendar  Saturday 28th December
10.00 - 3.30
2020 Calendar Making
The new year is just around the corner...

Monday 30th December
2.00 - 5.00
Paper Snow Globes
Everyone loves a snow globe, come along to make your own.
snow globe 

calendar  Tuesday 31st December
10.00 - 3.00
2020 Calendar Making
The new year is just around the corner...

Thursday 2nd January
10.00 - 4.30
Scratch Art Bookmarks
Missed out on the snowman bookmarks? Don't worry! You can make these Scratch Art bookmarks intead.
bookworm 

new year  Friday 3rd January
2.00 - 5.00
New Year Goal Cards
What will your New Year resolutions be? Write them down and decorate your goal cards.

Saturday 4th January
10.00 - 3.30
Winter Mitten Pictures
Get all frosty with these wintry mitten pictures.
snowflake 

Leighton Buzzard Library
xmas tree  Tuesday 10th December to Friday 13th December
9.00 - 6.00
Christmas Tree Craft
Collect your free crafts packs from the Help Desk during this period.

Saturday 14th December
9.45 - 10.15
Christmas Storytime
All welcome to come and join us for some festive tales.
santa reading 

Saturday 14th December
2.00
Snowman Craft
Ready for some frosty festive fun? Get your free tickets from the Help Desk.
snowman 

santa dancing  Tuesday 17th December to Friday 20th December
9.00 - 6.00
Paper Chain Santa Claus
Collect your free crafts packs from the Help Desk during this period.

Friday 20th December
2.00
Star Box Hanging Decorations
Collect your free crafts packs from the Help Desk on the day.
star 

xmas wreath  Tuesday 24th December
10.00
Christmas Wreath Craft
The perfect festive addition for your door or wall. Get your free tickets from the Help Desk.

Tuesday 31st December
10.00
Penguin Craft
Pop along for some penguin themed craftiness! Get your free tickets from the Help Desk.
penguin 

Potton Library
Homework Club
Every Wednesday during term time.
4.00 - 5.30
Come along to use our PCs, search Encyclopedia Britannica and our books for information.
Free requests and one free black and white print per child visiting.

Snowman Hunt
From the evening 29th November and throughout December.
There will be a snowman hunt around the Library.
There are 18 snowmen to find - all wearing different coloured scarves - find them and win a Christmas pencil!

xmas cracker  Tuesday 10th December
9.30 - 10.00
Christmas Storytime
Cracking Christmas stories for our festive storytime.

Saturday 14th December
9.00 - 4.00
Christmas Wreaths
Drop in to make a Christmas wreath for your door or wall.
xmas wreath 

santa reading  Tuesday 17th December
9.30 - 10.00
Christmas Storytime
Fabulous festive fables for our special storytime.

Saturday 21st December
9.00 - 4.00
Reindeer Food
Come along and make up a pouch of reindeer food - ready for Christmas Eve.
rudolph 

Happy New year  Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Tuesday 31st December
Party Hats
Decorate a party hat template and add it to our Happy New Year display wall.
Check the website or ask staff for opening times.

Thursday 2nd January
9.00 - 1.00
Gingerbread Houses
Colour in and fold to create your own version of a gingerbread house.
candy cane 

wrapped sweet Friday 3rd January
9.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 6.00
Gingerbread Houses
How will you design yours?

Saturday 4th January
9.00 - 4.00
Polar Bear Craft
Come along and craft a 3D polar bear on the ice!
polar bear 

Putnoe Library
xmas pudding  Saturday 14th December
10.00 - 3.00
Christmas Dinner
What are your favourite Christmas tr-eats? Get creative making your festive food sticker plate.

Saturday 21st December
10.00 - 3.00
Scratch Art Baubles
Scratch Art baubles to take home and decorate your tree.
xmas bauble 

xmas jumper  Monday 23rd December
2.30 - 5.00
Winter Jumper Bunting
Drop in to make this fabulous colourful bunting.

Tuesday 24th December
10.30 - 4.00
Paper Chains
No Christmas is complete without paper chains - come along to make some today!
santa dancing 

xmas angel  Friday 27th December
2.30 - 4.00
Lucky Dip Crafts
Catch up on any of the crafts you missed.

Saturday 28th December
10.00 - 3.00
Penguin Coaster
Join us to make a lovely penguin coaster - will you keep it or give it to someone you love?
penguin 

fun Monday 30th December
2.30 - 5.00
Scratch Art Fun
Let's get creative - drop in for some Scratch Art fun.

Tuesday 31st December
10.30 - 4.00
Snow Flake Craft
Come along to create your own unique snowflake using lollipop sticks.
snowflake 

 fun emoji Thursday 2nd January
10.30 - 4.00
Glow in the Dark Pictures
Drop in to design a glow in the dark picture for your bedroom wall.

Friday 3rd January
2.30 - 4.00
Polar Bear Craft
Everyone loves polar bears! Join us for some crafty fun.
polar bear 

snowman  Saturday 4th January
10.00 - 3.00
Paper Hat & Gloves Craft
Calling all fashion lovers! Drop in to design and make your own hat & gloves set.

Sandy Library
Watch out for
More Events
Coming Soon!
glasses 

Shefford Library
xmas tree Saturday 14th December
11.30 - 1.00
Christmas Craft
Come along and design a Christmas card for someone special.

Saturday 21st December
11.30 - 1.00
Christmas Craft
Drop in to make a Christmas gift bag. It's fun and it's free!
xmas scene 

lego  Tuesday 31st December
10.00 - 11.00
Lego & Mega Block Fun!
Come along to our Christmas Holiday Session - what will you build with our Lego and Mega Block/Duplo Bricks?

robot Tuesday 31st December
2.30 - 4.00
Junior Makers
Come along to our Christmas Holiday Session - code our robots and design and build at our tech sessions.

Thursday 2nd January
2.30 - 4.00
Goldilocks Craft
It's free - just drop in!
bear 

penguin  Friday 3rd January
10.30 - 12.00
Penguin Craft
Join us to make a penguin mask - bring your own hat and scarf! 

Stotfold Library
Coffee & Lego
Every Saturday
9.00 - 3.00
Come along to our coffee morning and enjoy a hot cuppa with a biscuit (or two)!
There's also Lego for all the family to play with together!
Recommended for ages 0-99!

Lego Club
Every Wednesday Afternoon
4.00 - 5.30
Come along and play with Lego and Duplo!
Recommended for ages 0-99!

Tuesday 17th December
10.30 - 11.00
Christmas Storytime
Come along for some Christmas themed stories.
santa reading 

Tuesday 17th December
11.15 - 11.45
Christmas Rhymetime
Come and sing along to some Christmas themed songs and rhymes.
santa dancing 

lego  Wednesday 18th December
2.00 - 5.30
Extended Lego Club
Everything is awesome at Stotfold Library!

Saturday 21st December
9.00 - 3.00
Christmas Coffee & Lego
Grab a cuppa, have fun with the Lego and enjoy a cheeky mince pie!
xmas candy cane 

merry xmas  Tuesday 24th December
9.00 - 12.00
Card Craft
Drop in to make a Christmas card for that someone special.

Friday 27th December
2.00 - 5.00
Tote Bags
Join us to design and decorate a tote bag. The cost is £1.50 per bag - all materials provided.
You don't have to be an artist to join the fun!
fun 

Happy New Year  Tuesday 31st December
9.00 - 12.00
New Year Countdown Craft
You won't miss the New Year celebration countdown with this craft to hand!

Wild Education Workshop
Friday 3rd January
Aimed at children aged between 6 and 11.
Please contact the library for ticket prices, times and information on 0300 300 8068

Toddington Library
Saturday 21st December
9.30 - 3.00
Snowflake Craft
Scratch a colourful snowflake to add to your decorations.
snowflake 

xmas cracker  Tuesday 24th December
9.30 - 12.00
Christmas Crackers
Join us to make your own Christmas cracker to take home.

Friday 27th December
9.30 - 12.00 & 2.30 - 5.00
Turkey Craft
Colour, cut out and assemble your own turkey out of paper!
pencils 

Happy New Year  Saturday 28th December
9.30 - 3.00
New Years Eve Banner
Come and make a paper banner for the library to celebrate the New Year.

Tuesday 31st December
9.30 - 12.00
Sparklers
Create a glitzy paper sparkler to impress your friends and family.
stars 

winter scene  Thursday 2nd January
9.30 - 12.00
Paper Mittens
Use your own handprint to make into a mitten to decorate.

Friday 3rd January
9.30 - 12.00 & 2.30 - 5.00
Frozen Craft
Join us to make your very own Olaf hat!
snowman 

polar bear  Saturday 4th January
9.30 - 3.00
Polar Bear Craft
It's cold outside, so why not visit the warm library to cut out and colour a polar bear?

Wootton Library
Lego Club, Colouring Club and Jigsaws
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 3.45 - 4.45
Saturdays 11.00 - 12.30
Why not pop in to get creative!

Funtime for the Under 5s
Mondays
2.30 - 2.50
Family funtime!

Baby Funtime
Tuesdays
10.15 - 10.45
Family funtime!

Story Time with Ted for Pre-school children
Thursdays
10.30 - 10.50

santa laughing  Saturday 14th December
11.00 - 12.30
Make a Christmas Card
Drop in to make a card for someone you love.

Saturday 21st December
11.00 - 12.30
Christmas Decoration Craft
Come along to make a Christmas decoration for your tree at home.
candy cane 

xmas wreath  Monday 23rd December
2.00 - 4.30
Decorate a Star Wreath
Get creative and decorate a wreath for the front door.

Tuesday 24th December
10.00 - 11.30
Decorate a Christmas Tree or Stocking
Christmas themed crafts to take home.
 xmas tree

snowman  Friday 27th December
2.00 - 4.30
Make a Snowman Pom Pom
Celebrate the cold with this snowman pom pom craft.

Saturday 28th December
11.00 - 12.30
Make a Bookmark
Never lose your place again!
bookworm 

calendar  Monday 30th December
2.00 - 4.30
Make a Calendar
The New Year is nearly here...

Tuesday 31st December
10.00 - 11.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Catch up on all the crafts you missed!
 fun

rainbow  Thursday 2nd January
10.00 - 11.30
Finger Painting
Time to get messy!

Friday 3rd January
2.00 - 4.30
Snowman Collage
The glue will be out so let's get sticky creating a snowman collage.
snowflake 

fun emoji Saturday 4th January
11.00 - 12.30
Lucky Dip Crafts
Catch up on all the crafts you missed!

Page last updated: 9th December 2019