Libraries Week is Here (3-9 October) & Other News

Libraries Week (3-9 October) is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. This year we’re celebrating the central role that libraries play in supporting life-long learning. 

There’s a range of events for everyone, click below to see Merton Libraries’ special curated collection of free events on Eventbrite:

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Libraries Week Highlight: Wonderdome

Child in space

Join Merton Libraries during Libraries Week for a fascinating, fun and interactive Planetarium Show which takes the learners on a journey through space.

Children will learn amazing facts about our solar system and beyond, including taking a flying visit to and learning information about our incredible neighbouring planets. Is it possible to live on them? And what makes Planet Earth so special that life thrives here?

Saturday 8 October at Wimbledon Library

There are 4 sessions available

  • 13:15-13:45 – show 1
  • 14:00-14:30 – show 2
  • 14:45-15:15 – show 3 – a dedicated session for SEND children 
  • 15:30-16:00 – show 4
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Learn something new with Merton College

coping with stress

During Libraries Week, Adult Education are offering a number of taster sessions at Merton libraries, including:

Booking required via Merton College.

Congratulations to the Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Summer Reading Winners

Last week Merton Libraries held their prize giving ceremony to 20 lucky winners. The winners were randomly selected out of the 1000+ children who completed the challenge this year.

Well done to everyone who entered, and a big thank you to all sponsors for supporting the challenge this year by donating a wide range of fantastic prizes. Wimbledon Community Association (Wimblecomm) is proud to have sponsored the challenge again this year by donating a cash prize – spot David (our Chair of Trustees) in the picture above!

Other News from Merton Libraries

Click below to find out more about upcoming events including World Mental Health Day @Wimbledon Library, Black History Month, Cost of Living Support Events and information on local Firework Displays this year.

🎉 HOORAY! 🎉 It’s nearly Libraries Week! (

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