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Raynes Park Library - July 2014

Join the annual Summer Reading Challenge!

This year's Summer Reading Challenge theme is Mythical Maze and will be launching on Saturday 12 July. Children read 6 books over the summer holidays and can collect rewards such as stickers and bookmarks along the way and also a certificate and medal on completion. Tell your family and friends and get ready for some reading fun!


Raynes Park Library will also be offering a number of activities over the holidays, including:

Saturday 12 July, 2pm-4pm: Jenny’s myth-tastic craft session.

Thursday 24 July, 10am- 12pm: Create your favourite Greek hero from myth and legend

Saturday 26 July, 2pm-4pm: Jenny’s Crafty session

Monday 28 July- all week: Mythical maze mural: draw or colour favourite character and add to our amazing maze mural.

Chatterbooks: Saturday 5 July, 2-3pm. Join our friendly junior reading group and have some fun with books!

Brand New Storytime: Tuesdays 11am- 11.30am. Suitable for ages 2+. No booking required.

Coffee Afternoon - Tuesday 29 July, 2.00- 3.30pm Local author Martie De Villiers will be speaking about her crime novel City of Blood and the process of writing her second novel. Refreshments are provided.



Regular events include:


Family History - Saturday 19 July, 2.00-4.00pm. If you want to find out how to trace your family tree or have begun to trace your family tree but need some help in moving on to the next stage, our friendly, informal sessions may help you.

Jewellery making - Every Monday, 2.00pm- 4.00pm (Drop-in session). Costs for materials used.

Falun Dafa - Every Monday, 5.00pm- 6.30pm (Traditional Chinese practice to improve mind and body. This is a drop-in session)

Write Afresh - Every Tuesday, 10.30- 12noon. Friendly creative discussion and writing group. All welcome! This is a drop-in session.

Computer Classes and Support

The library holds free basic computer classes throughout the week, please contact the library (020 8274 5718) for more information.


Library contact details: Raynes Park Library, Approach Road, London SW20 8BA. Telephone: 020 8274 5718. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Library Manager: Hannah Basing)


Friends of Raynes Park Library (FORPL) assists the library in various ways, through volunteering, raising money for library equipment and running activities and events. If you would like to become a Friend, contact:

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