Activities for


Our groups and activities offer something for everyone, young and old,
so drop in, make new friends and have fun!

Activities for


We have lots of regular groups and activities for children throughout the week.

Just turn up. We’d love to see you!

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Blackfen Community Library is the perfect location for parties, meetings and events.

A big hello!

Welcome to Blackfen Community Library and Rooted Coffee House. Based in the heart of Blackfen community, we provide a home away from home for all our visitors. We are more than a library. Although we have thousands of books for you to browse and borrow, you can join in activities each week or sit and have a drink, snack, breakfast or lunch in Rooted Coffee House. Come for the books and stay for the community.

Opening times


Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9.30am–5.00pm

Saturday: 9.30am–3.00pm

Upcoming events

Date/Time Event
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Computer Troubles?
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Craft Club
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sparkles Babies
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scrabble Club
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Book Buddies
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent

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We are Open!

We are so excited to not only open our doors to the public again but to be able to welcome you...

Click & Collect

We know some people are still anxious about the current situation but we don't want that to prevent you from enjoying our books. If you are happy to leave your home for a walk in the fresh air but don't want to come in to the library, we have a new service for you....

Join the Silly Squad – Summer Reading Challenge 2020

This year the Summer Reading Challenge has gone online to allow everyone to take part, even if they can’t get to their local library. The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and a place for children to rate and review the books they are reading as they...

Frequently Asked Questions about Blackfen Community Library reopening

Blackfen Community Library is delighted that the government has announced that libraries will be able to open – with social distancing measures in place – from 4 July. In line with this we will be open from 10am on Tuesday 7 July. From that date we will be open...

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020 8301 1433

7–9 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, DA15 9LU

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