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, April 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*)
  • Astro Bunnies drop-in craft event – for primary school aged children (Monday 8th; see below)
  • Special Saturday Rhyme Time – for menfolk with young relatives aged 0 to 5 years (Saturday 13th; see below)
  • Chatterbooks reading group for children aged 7 to 11 years (Tuesday 2nd)
  • 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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Special events

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Astro Bunnies drop-in craft event on Monday 8th April 2024, from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Most suitable for primary school aged children.

If you’re unable to attend, there will be free craft bags to take away (while stocks last).

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 10th February 2024
  • Saturday 9th March 2024
  • Saturday 13th April 2024
  • Saturday 11th May 2024
  • Saturday 8th June 2024
  • Saturday 6th July 2024
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Chatterbooks

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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.

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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  www.southglos.gov.uk/openaccess

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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