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. Check out what we are up to!

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 the 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! We’d love to see you!

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Current Opening Times


Tues: OPEN 9.30am – 5.00pm

Wed: OPEN 9.30am – 5.00pm

Thurs: OPEN 9.30am – 5.00pm

Fri: OPEN 9.30am – 5.00pm

Sat: OPEN 9.30am – 3pm


Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/07/2022 - 10/09/2022
12:00 am
Summer Reading Challenge
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Colouring Club for Adults
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mug Cakes
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffee Morning
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scrabble Club
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Lego Club
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
10:30 am - 11:30 am
1st Aid for Kids
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friendship Cafe
Blackfen Community Library, Blackfen Kent

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