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June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Young Essex

Chelmsford Library Family Fun Day


Chelmsford Library, County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Booking essential

Join us for a day of free family-friendly activities at Chelmsford Library.

Sing along to your favourite songs at Rhyme Time; get creative and crafting; get techy with our Ozobots; and hear stories read aloud with amazing authors who’ll be taking their seat in the Storytelling Armchair.


Venue: Chelmsford Library, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Tickets: Free, booking essential for workshops

Date and time: Saturday 18th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm

10.15am Rhyme Time
11.00am Josie Dom: Lum’s Mum (Storytelling and activities)
12.15pm Sufiya Ahmed: Campaigning for Girls Rights
12.15pm Sade Fadipe: Fun Stories From Far Away!

Throughout the day: Drop-in Ozobot workshop; Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair; Crafting



11.00am Josie Dom | Lum’s Mum

Josie Dom Lums Mum

Go on an adventure with Lum. Come along with your imagination and make a knapsack to carry essentials for your journey. You’ll get to use a compass and make flowers and bugs to fill Lum’s meadow. At the end of the journey, settle down with Josie to hear her read Lum’s Mum.

For 3-7 year olds

Tickets are free but booking essential. Book tickets here


12.15pm Sufiya Ahmed | Campaigning for Girls’ Rights!

Sufiya Ahmed Princess Sophia Duleep

Come along to this event with author and girls’ rights activist Sufiya Ahmed. Take part in an empowering workshop on how to make change using the democratic process, using the story of British Indian suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh as inspiration.

For 9-12 year olds

Photo of Sufiya Ahmed © Asif Patel Photography

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book tickets here


12.15pm Sade Fadipe | Fun Stories From Far Away!

Sade Fadipe A Fun ABC

Have fun with Essex-based author and teacher Sade Fadipe, as she shares her book A Fun ABC – a story about Adanah who goes on an alphabetical adventure, visiting her grandfather in a far-away place. Told in claps, familiar rhymes and rhythms, this is bound to be fun with art & craft activities too.

For 4+ years.

Tickets are free but booking essential. Book tickets here



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Chelmsford Library
County Hall, Market Road
Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
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Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which can be booked by individuals in advance at least three days before the event.

If you would like to use the Roger Pen email claire@essexbookfestival.org.uk