Redbridge Central Library is a PokéStop! Come for Pokéballs, bag yourself a Spearow, and stick around for the great range of services that we provide.

Become a Pokémaster with your family at Redbridge Central Library, every Friday from 16 August, 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Bring a mobile phone.

Redbridge Central Library PokéStop

What's on

All the activities listed below are Free to attend and no booking is required unless stated. The activities do not run on Bank Holidays and certain days over the Christmas holidays. Follow Redbridge Libraries on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Flickr for all the latest news, events and offers or sign up to our eNewsletter


  • Rhymes and Songs (Under 5s):
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am - 11am
  • Special Story Time (Under 7s):
    Saturdays 17 September, 15 October, 12 November, 10 December, 2.30pm - 3pm
  • Chatterbooks (6-12 years):
    Saturdays 24 September, 8 October, 5, 19 November, 5 December, 2.30pm - 3.30pm 
  • Reading Buddies (5-12 years):
    Thursdays, term-time only, 4.30pm - 5.30pm and Saturdays, term-time only, 11.30am - 12.30pm 
  • Homework IT Support Club (6-12 years):
    Thursdays, term-time only, 4.30pm - 5.30pm and Saturdays, term-time only, 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • Chess Club (7-12 years):
    Saturdays, 11.30am - 12.30pm



  • Hardbackers Reading Group:
    First Wednesday of every month, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • New Readers Reading Group:
    Next group runs on Tuesdays from 13 September to 29 November (10 weeks), 1.30pm - 2.45pm. Book with the library.  
  • Books Lover's Reading Group:
    Last Tuesday of every month, 2pm - 3pm
  • Gujarati Reading Group:
    First Monday of every month, 12noon - 1pm
  • Read Aloud Reading Group:
    Saturdays 10, 24 September, 8, 22 October, 5, 19 November, 3 December, 2pm - 3pm
  • Write Next Door Writing Group:
    Tuesdays, 6.30pm - 8pm. Enquiries 020 8708 2423.
  • VAANI Women's Writers Group:
    Fridays, term-time only, 12.30pm - 2pm. First session free, then minimal membership fees apply.
  • Knit, Craft and Chatter: 
    Saturdays 27 August, 10, 24 September, 8 October, 5, 19 November, 3 December, 10.30am - 12noon 
  • Family History Group:
    Third Thursday of every month, 2pm - 3pm
  • Tracing your House History:
    Contact the library for details and to book a place.
  • IT Basics Workshops:
    Wednesdays, 10.30am - 12noon and 5pm - 6.30pm. Book with the library. 
  • Work Redbridge IT Club for Jobseekers:
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Conversation Clubs:
    Mondays to Fridays, 10.30am - 11.30am and Wednesdays, 12noon - 1pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Office IT Options - Free IT Tools Workshop:
    First Friday of every month, 1pm - 3pm

Services include


Redbridge Central Library (formerly Ilford Central library), Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA
Telephone: 020 8708 2414

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 opening times

Please check the Bank Holiday opening times page for more information

Related pages and documents

Libraries homepage 

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