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!

Hire this


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: 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 – 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

Sign up for updates

From time to time we have updates about upcoming events and offers related to the library and our organisation. We do not share details with third parties.

Latest news

Book Delivery Service

Book Delivery Service

Can't get out of the house? Need some entertainment? Why not request our free book delivery...

Puppet Friends To Keep The Little Ones Entertained

Lucy Library has had help from some of her puppet pals around Blacken recently. Take a look as Faye and Mickey take over our Rooted Coffee House!Have a look at our other videos via our Blackfen Community Library YouTube Channel and make sure to subscribe so you don't...

Come And Meet Santa In His Grotto

Despite being socially distanced this year, here at Blackfen Community Library we have secured a direct video line to Father Christmas himself! During the afternoon of Monday 21st December 2020, we will have 15 minute slots available for children to virtually meet...

Review of ‘Toffee’ by Sarah Crossnan

By Chris D., a Blackfen Community Library Volunteer. I borrowed this book from Blackfen Community Library in March just before it sadly had to temporarily close its doors. The author, Sarah, has written many successful books for teenagers including ‘Apple and Rain’,...

Christmas Craft Tutorial Videos

Some of our Blackfen Community Library elves have been busy putting together Christmas Craft Goodie Bags over the past few weeks. Along a range of artsy crafts to keep your little ones busy, our bags also include bubbles, colouring sheets, pencils, sweets, a Christmas...

Become a Library Friend

Volunteer with us

Hire this Space

My Account

Rooted Coffee House banner ad
Get in touch with us
020 8301 1433

7–9 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, DA15 9LU

Sign up for newsletter
Social Media