What’s on for children and adults

All activities are free and don’t need to be booked in advance. Find out what’s on at your local library.

Regular activities for children

Bounce and Rhyme

A relaxed, fun session for new-borns up to crawlers (little ones who are just starting to crawl). Each session follows a structure so you and your baby get used to coming along, hearing songs, and shaking musical instruments. And there are bubbles!

Rhyme Time

More songs and stories for slightly older children. Suitable for cruisers (toddlers who are up and walking) to pre-schoolers, you’ll find a similar format to the Rhyme Time sessions: lots of singing, waving scarves, and giggling!

Story Time

Similar to Rhyme Time but suitable to older brothers and sisters. These special sessions run during the school holidays and offer a mix of stories and songs, followed by a craft activity. Suitable for all ages.

Building Block Play

Have fun building towers (and knocking them down again!) with your little one. Mega Bloks and tables are in the children’s library for you and your little ones to get creative. Not suitable for under ones.

Lego Club

Transform our Lego and Duplo into spaceships, castles, or anything else young minds can create!

Sunday Funday

Every Sunday during staffed hours at Bedford Central Library you’ll find giant board games and big building blocks to enjoy with your family in the children’s section.

Saturday Kids Club

Glue, glitter, and get creative with different arts and crafts at Kempston Library. Plus, children can have a go playing family board games.

Regular activities for adults

All activities are free to attend. Booking isn’t necessary unless stated otherwise. Find out what’s on at your local library.

Knit and Natter

Bring your knitting along and catch up with other knitters in the library.

Puzzle Swap

Drop your old puzzles off and find some new ones to take home. Please check all the pieces are included before you leave them with us.

Board games

Come and get your Scrabble on with others at the library.


Keep calm and keep colouring at Putnoe Library at this weekly social group.

Creative Writing Group

Join this friendly group at Kempston Library to improve your creative writing skills. Phone Kempston Library to book your free place.


Have a go at crafts provided at Bedford Central Library or bring your own projects along. Chat to others in the group or work on your own.