Childs Hill Library

Our partnership library run by Kisharon Langdon and Barnet Libraries is a fantastic resource for the whole community and a hub of activity with weekly school visits, reading groups, toddler classes, IT courses and a Conversation Café for people whose first language is not English.

With hundreds of visitors every week, the library offers a range of volunteer placements for the people we support, who take responsibility for receiving and logging new books, shelving returned books, assisting visitors, and managing databases. We also have volunteers who read to children during school visits.

A helping hand

The library offers a Support Hub for people in the local community who are struggling, especially in the winter months. During their visits, they receive a warm welcome from our Kisharon Langdon volunteers who offer them hot drinks, reading material and packs of warm clothing which have been prepared by people we support during our Learning & Development programmes.

Green hands

Thanks to a grant from Barnet Innovation, the library has an accessible garden space where an experienced horticulturalist runs a gardening group every week for people we support. The group grow beautiful flowers as well as vegetables which are sold at the library and taken home to be enjoyed by all.  

Opening hours:
  • Sun: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Mon: 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • Tue: 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Wed: 2.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Thu: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Contact us:

Child’s Hill Library
320 Cricklewood Lane
London, NW2 2QE

Phone: 020 8359 3900

Weekly activities:

Every Tuesday 10.15am -10.45am

Interactive songs, rhymes and stories for babies and toddlers. 

Every Tuesday 11am-12.30pm

Do you need help starting to use a laptop or smartphone?  Do you have problems with your email or shopping online? Or would you just like to relax with a cup of tea and chat? Then drop in on Tuesday mornings.

All over 55s welcome, with easy disabled access. 

Every Tuesday 3.35pm – 5pm (6-8 year olds)

Every Thursday 3.35pm – 5pm (9-11 year olds).

Sessions for children new to English.

Every Wednesday 2-5pm

Conversation Café is for people whose first language is not English and who would like to improve their speaking skills. The sessions cover a variety of subjects and topics to help you gain confidence in speaking English in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment.

Every Wednesday 3.30pm-4.30pm

Let your imagination run wild with Lego. Suitable for primary school children.

Every Thursday 11am-12.30pm

Our Shared Reading group is a place to relax, make new friends and share stories with others every week. You can just drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a great story or poem – there’s no pressure to talk or read.