Library activities and events

Activities and events run by the library service, held at our libraries and at other venues across North Lincolnshire.

Planned activities and events

Library Explorers

Library Explorers takes place weekly during term time.

Join us for stories, rhymes and activities in a Community Hub near you.

Starting on Wednesday 15 September at Ashby Community Hub 10am-11am

and Thursday 16 September at Scunthorpe Central 10am-11am

All babies and children are welcome. There is no need to book, just turn up.

Christmas events

Get into the festive spirit. Join us for stories, songs and crafts. All welcome:

Thursday 25 November at Brigg library – from 4pm
Saturday 27 November at Scunthorpe Central – 2pm-4pm
Saturday 27 November at Crowle Hub – 4:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday 2 December at Winterton Library – 3:30pm-5pm

BookTrust Storytime

We’re part of BookTrust Storytime this autumn which means there are plenty of stories and activities for you to share in your local library.

Ask for a library activity book, make a character from one of the six Storytime books and help us decide which of the six books is the best for sharing.

Turn yourself into an owl with the memory maker in Ashby Community Hub and Central Library! Then follow the tracks into the library for Storytime fun.

If you would like to attend an actual Storytime, please  see the Library Explorer session information above.


Please check our Facebook page to see what’s on in our libraries.

Gaming clubs

Gaming clubs have not yet restarted.

This takes place every Wednesday at Scunthorpe Central in the new Activity room on the first floor from 4pm to 6.45pm. Bring your own deck whether it’s Yugioh, Magic The Gathering, or Cardfight Vanguard and play or trade with other card gaming fans.

We operate an official approved club running exclusive sanctioned events for Yugioh, Cardfight Vanguard and Pokemon. The Pokemon Club runs every Saturday.

Anyone under eight years of age must be accompanied by an adult at any of the library clubs.

See individual card game types for more information about planned events and activities.

We also offer a not for profit card ordering service with savings on the recommended retail price (RRP) to club members. We normally carry stocks of the current booster packs, sleeves and deck boxes, but structure decks, fat packs and collector tins can be supplied on an individual basis.

Call Scunthorpe Central on 01724 860161 for more information and a quote.

Once your trading card order has been confirmed you can pay for your goods online:

Everyone is welcome to come and play casually every Wednesday between 4pm and 7pm. If you are interested come along on Wednesdays or call 01724 860161 for further information.

This takes place every Saturday at the Scunthorpe Central in the first floor Activity room between 12pm and 3.45pm. Bring either your card deck or your own Pokémon game to battle others and see if your team reigns supreme!

We also Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Gamecube and Nintendo 64 games at the club. These are provided free of charge.

The Club is not directly supervised by staff and children under 8 years of age may not be left unattended at the sessions although parents are welcome to stay.

We hold a regular free Yugioh prize event on the last Wednesday of every month at the regular weekly session. In addition we also hold ad hoc prize events each month.  For details of upcoming events please contact  01724 860161.

Scunthorpe Trading Card Club meets weekly in the Activity room at Scunthorpe Central, offering Yugioh, MTG, Cardfight Vanguard and Pokemon events and tournaments. The Library also hosts a separate Pokémon League on Saturdays.  The sessions are free so drop in any time on a Wednesday between 4 – 7pm.