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Southend Libraries

Southend is home to 6 libraries, offering free access to thousands of books, internet services, online book groups and children's Storyrhymes sessions.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, digital newspapers and lots more are available FREE on your digital device. Simply download the apps (info available on the library website) then sign in with your Southend Library card to access.

Need a Library card? No problem – just sign up online here. Then click ‘register’ in the top right corner to sign up on a computer, or click the 3 bars on the top of the screen to register on a mobile device or tablet.


Clubs at Southend Libraries

The Crafty Ones

A friendly knitting and crochet group who meet at The Forum on Thursdays from 11am – 3pm

‘Why not join our friendly knitting and crochet drop-in sessions. Learn a new skill, enjoy the company of likeminded people, share your knowledge and mindfully breathe.’

Board Game Club

Takes place on the last Saturday of every month at the Forum from 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Everyone welcome!

Games supplied or bring your own. Roleplaying group onsite

Scrabble Club

Join us for a game of Scrabble on the first Saturday of each month, from 2pm – 4pm.

Sessions are free to attend and boards are provided.

Interested? Simply sign up at the Leigh Library Welcome Desk.

Suitable for all adults and children over 10 years of age.

Leigh Chess Mates

Join us at Leigh Library on the last Saturday of the month, from 11am – 1pm.

Sessions are free to attend and boards are provided.

Suitable for adults and children over 5 years of age.

For more details ask at the Leigh Library Welcome Desk or email:

Knit and Natter

Takes place every Friday at Southchurch from 10am – 11am

Puzzle Swap

Avoid the cost of purchasing a new Jigsaw Puzzle by dropping by and swapping your unfinished and unused puzzles with other puzzle enthusiasts. All welcome – just drop by between 10am – 2pm.
This monthly session takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at Kent Elms Library.

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