Sing Song time recorded at Garden Suburb Community Library
Virginia has run an amazingly successful Sing Song Time at Garden Suburb Community Library on Thursdays, for a number of years

Especially for the many children confined to their homes for the foreseeable future Virginia recorded a special Sing Song Time just for you !

You can access it here: Sing Song time recorded at Garden Suburb Community Library

For those reading this who are not members of the library, it is based in a very special area – Hampstead Garden Suburb in North West London. The library is run by 40 volunteers.

Virginia would be delighted if you would pass this link on to friends and family and do post it on social media

Virginia would also love to receive feedback either by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on through Facebook @gardensuburbcommunitylibrary or Twitter @HGScLibrary

Sadly, following government advice we will, in view of the Corona Virus outbreak suspend all our activities and close the library from this Tuesday 17th March.

This means that until further notice there will be no more children’s activities on Tuesday and Thursday, also the book club, knitting group and police surgeries will not run whilst we are closed.

Users with books they would like to renew or return should do the following:

Returning books – most books will fit through our letterbox so please post them through there and we will make sure they are taken off your account and returned to stock. Please keep any larger hardback books until we reopen.

Renewing books – you have a number of alternatives

  1. You can renew them online through our website When logging onto your account your username is your library card number and your password is your date of birth in the format DDMMYY - Once logged in, click ‘Account’ towards the top to access your borrowed books.
  2. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will renew them for you.
  3. Call 020 8458 3301 and leave a message – we will try & deal with messages on a daily basis

If you have queries, would like further information or to discuss anything else please do either email us or call the above number and we will get back to you.

We are sorry to have to let our lovely loyal users down and hope that we will be able to reopen shortly. When we have further news about reopening, we will issue a newsletter, use social media and put notices in the library windows.

The Library Team



On Thursdays we run two sessions of Sing Song Time, 10 - 10:30am and 10:45 to 11:15am. Sing Song Time is a first library activity for under threes and their carers.  The aim is for the children to join in the singing, as well as have fun. We sing familiar songs every week and the children are encouraged to join in both the music and movement, gradually building up their confidence.

On Tuesday we run Story / Song Time from 10:15 to 10:45am. We welcome toddlers and their carers into a warm, friendly group. We provide rhythm and rhyme making activities alongside both new and familiar songs, and an introduction into the world of exciting and boundless stories beyond home provision.

Come and join us for some fun with your little ones !


The next meeting of the group will be on Friday the 3rd of April at 3.30pm at the library, to discuss their next book "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty, over cake, tea & coffee. 

Additional group members are very welcome, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call in, if you would like to join the group or have any queries you would like answered. 

Hampstead Knitters are an inclusive group of textile makers based in North London. We offer a safe space to come together for craft and conversation. Everyone is welcome. So, grab your knitting, your crochet or your stitching and join us on alternate Tuesday mornings at Hampstead Garden Suburb Library from 11:30-1:30. Support is always available.

Garden Suburb Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be having the following drop in surgeries at our Library in 2020:


Friday 20th March                         1600-1700 

Friday 3rd April                             1430-1530 

Friday 17th April                           1500-1600 


This is an opportunity for you to tell them of your community and security concerns, quality of life issues and influence local policing. They provide Crime Prevention and personal safety advice, how to register your mobile phone, mark and identify your property.

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Opening times

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 5pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed


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