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Barbican Children's Library

Visit us for:

Project loan collections

We provide project loan collections to local schools. Call us on 020 7628 9447 or email for more information.

Reading groups

We run three reading groups for children aged seven to 14. Call us on 020 7628 9447 or email for more information.​​

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    Children and young adults

    Reading support, activities for under five's and events for children, young adults and families

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    Reading support

    Support to help children improve their reading skills

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    Opening hours

    Monday 9.30am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 9.30am - 7.30pm
    Wednesday 9.30am - 5.30pm
    Thursday 9.30am - 7.30pm
    Friday 9.30am - 2pm
    Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

    Contact us
    020 7628 9447

What's happening
Let's talk!
25 Sep 2018
10:30 - 12:30
Barbican Library
Free, no booking required

Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.

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Writing Workshop with Rachel Knightley
29 Sep 2018
13:30 - 15:30
Barbican Library
FREE but booking essential via the library

A writing course for all genres and levels of experience.

Find out more about Writing Workshop with Rachel Knightley
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