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All the activities listed below are Free to attend and no booking is required unless stated. The activities do not run on Bank Holidays. Follow Redbridge Libraries on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Flickr for all the latest news, events and offers.

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  • Rhymes and Songs (Under 5s):
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30 am- 11 am
  • Polish Activities Club 'Stoneczka' (Under 5s):
    Wednesdays, term time only, 10 am-11.30 am
  • Chatterbooks (6-12 years):
    First and second Monday of each month, 4.30 pm- 5.30 pm
  • Reading Buddies Club (5-12 years):
    Thursdays, term time only, 4.30 pm-5.30 pm
  • Homework IT Support Club (6-12 years):
    Thursdays, term time only, 4.30 pm-5.30 pm


  • Hardbackers Reading Group:
    First Wednesday of every month, 6.30 pm-7.30 pm
  • New Readers Reading Group:
    Group start on Tuesday 13 January (10 sessions), 1.30 pm-2.30 pm
  • Write Next Door Writing Group:
    Tuesdays, 6.30 pm-8 pm. Enquiries: 020 8708 2423
  • VAANI Women's Writers Group:
    Fridays, 12.30 pm-1.30 pm. First session free, then minimal membership fees apply
  • Knit, Craft and Chatter: 
    First, second and fourth Saturday of every month, 10.30 am-12 noon
  • Family History Group:
    Third Thursday of every month, 2 pm-3 pm
  • Tracing your house history:
    First Thursday of every month, 2 pm-3 pm. Book in advance
  • IT Basics Workshops:
    Wednesdays, 1030 am-12 noon and 5 pm-6.30 pm
  • Office IT Options:
    First Friday of every month, 1 pm-3 pm

Services include


Redbridge Central Library (formerly Ilford Central library), Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA
Telephone: 020 8708 2414
Email: central.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Current opening times

Check the Library bank holiday dates for this year.

Day Opening hours
Monday  9.30 am to 8 pm
Tuesday  9.30 am to 8 pm
Wednesday  9.30 am to 8 pm
Thursday  9.30 am to 8 pm
Friday  9.30 am to 8 pm
Saturday  10 am to 5 pm
Sunday  Closed
Bank Holiday details Closed

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