Bradley Stoke Library

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Bradley Stoke Library.

A warm welcome awaits you at Bradley Stoke library where you can read the newspaper, keep warm, do a crossword, use a PC, use the free wi-fi, have a chat or read a book.

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What’s on at Bradley Stoke Library, July 2024:

  • Rhyme Time – most suitable for babies aged 0 to 17 months (weekly on Mondays*)
  • Story Time – for toddlers and pre-school children aged 18 months to 4 years (weekly on Fridays*)
  • Special Saturday Rhyme Time – for menfolk with young relatives aged 0 to 5 years (Saturday 6th; see below)
  • Chatterbooks reading group for children aged 7 to 11 years (Tuesday 2nd; see below)
  • Summer Reading Challenge (starts Saturday 6th)
  • Bradley Stoke Junior Art Club for children aged 7 to 11 years (Tuesday 16th; see below)
  • Book Club (Weekly on Tuesdays; see below)
  • Lego Club (weekly on Fridays)
  • Knit, Stitch and Natter (weekly on Thursdays; see below)
  • DigiLocal Computer Coding for Children (weekly on Saturdays)

* Term-time only

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Knit, stitch and natter

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Join our friendly weekly textile group. No need to book – just turn up! This is a self-led session. Bring a project to work on, learn from others and catch-up with friends in our warm and welcoming library.

Every Thursday at 10am.

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Dads’ Saturday Rhyme Time

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Special Saturday Rhyme Time – for all menfolk with young relatives (ages 0-5 years).

This is a free drop-in event – no need to book.

Held once a month on the following dates, from 9.30am to 10am:

  • Saturday 8th June 2024
  • Saturday 6th July 2024


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Chatterbooks groups are where children have a great time talking about what they are reading and take part in fun activities inspired by the best children’s books.

They are free and are for children aged 7 to 11 years old.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 4pm to 5pm.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday 5th March 2024
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2024
  • Tuesday 7th May 2024
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Book Club

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Come and have a chat about your favourite books with other book lovers at Bradley Stoke Library.

Every Tuesday at 10.30am. Adults only.

Junior Art Club

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Bradley Stoke Junior Art Club meets on Tuesday 18th June 2024, from 4pm to 5pm.

Free drop-in session for children aged 7-11.

This is planned to be a monthly activity. Further dates to be announced.

Next meeting: Tuesday 16th July 2024, from 4pm to 5pm.

Summer Reading Challenge

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Join the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge at the library for lots of fun!

It’s FREE and all children aged 4 – 11 are invited to take part! Children read any books they enjoy over the summer holiday to collect stickers (some of the stickers are stinky!) and rewards including a medal and certificate.

Join the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge, Marvellous Makers at a South Gloucestershire library during staffed hours from Saturday 6th July finishing by Saturday 14th September and pick up your FREE activity bag.

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Opening hours

Staffed opening hours

  • Monday: 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

See also: Holiday Opening Hours (The Journal)

Open Access Hours (unstaffed)

Use the library when staff aren’t there with Open Access.

Open Access is the system that lets you into library buildings at times when they are not open with staff. Library members can complete a quick one-off Open Access induction session to register to use Open Access. You can then let yourself in during Open Access hours when staff are not working.

During Open Access you can use the free wi-fi and computers, including printing. Access online e-resources; collect reservations, issue, return and renew items and pay charges using the self-service kiosks. Use the library to meet others, read and study.

Find out more, including Open Access hours and how to book your one-off Open Access induction at

Open Access hours at Bradley Stoke Library:

  • Monday: 8am to 10am, 6.15pm to 9.45pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 10am, 6.15pm to 9.45pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 9.45pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 10am, 6.15pm to 9.45pm
  • Friday: 8am to 10am, 6.15pm to 9.15pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 9.30am, 12.45pm – 6.45pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 8.45pm
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