Platinum Jubilee with Slough Libraries

Libraries in Slough will be buzzing with activities to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A programme of events has been designed, with something for all ages, to mark this historic occasion. 

Events are free to attend and are supported by Arts Council England. They run from 27 May until 21 June in different Slough libraries. 

Councillor Christine Hulme, lead member for children’s services, lifelong learning and skills, said: “We are so excited to welcome people into our libraries for these special events. There is a great variety of things to do, including making your own crown, storytime sessions, building a Royal palace with Lego and a musical celebration to conclude it all. Please come along and join in the fun.”

Friday 27 May
Create your Own Crown – family craft event
Cippenham Library, 2.30–3.30pm

Saturday 28 May
Precious Memories scrapbooking (children age 5+ - adult)
Look back over the years of the Queen’s reign and capture your own historic moments in a scrapbook. Materials provided but you will need to bring your own personal photos and mementoes to add to the book. Limited places, booking advisable (via Eventbrite or at the library).

Saturday 28 May
Create your Own Crown – family craft event

  • Langley Library, 11am-12noon 
  • The Curve, 2-3pm

Saturday 28 May
Jolly Jubilee storytime and DUPLO® – stories, songs and rhymes for little ones with a royal theme
The Curve, 10.30–11.30am

Monday 30 May
Jolly Jubilee storytime and DUPLO® – stories, songs and rhymes for little ones with a royal theme
Langley Library, 11am-12noon

Monday 30 May
LEGO® – Build a Royal Palace (children age 5+)
Britwell Library, 3.30–4.30pm

Tuesday 31 May
Jolly Jubilee storytime and DUPLO® – stories, songs and rhymes for little ones with a royal theme
Cippenham Library, 2-3pm

Tuesday 31 May
LEGO® – Build a Royal Palace (children age 5+)

  • Langley Library, 3.30–4.30pm
  • The Curve, 4-5pm 

Wednesday 1 June
Jolly Jubilee storytime and DUPLO® – stories, songs and rhymes for little ones with a royal theme
The Curve, 10.30–11.30am

Wednesday 1 June
Jolly Jubilee storytime – stories, songs and rhymes for little ones with a royal theme
Cippenham Library, 11-11.30am 

Wednesday 1 June
Our Platinum Queen workshop (for adults)
The Curve, 11am-12noon
Booking required via Eventbrite, or ask at your local Slough Library.
In this fun and interactive workshop for adults, delivered in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, we will explore Her Majesty’s working life during her 70-year reign, including the many official and State duties The Queen carries out at Windsor Castle. We will use replica letters from The Queen's dispatch box to learn about Her Majesty's official duties - and even find out what happens at the dubbing ceremony of a knight.

Wednesday 1 June
All About Castles workshop (for families)
Cippenham Library, 2-3pm
Booking required via Eventbrite, or ask at your local Slough Library.
Discover the history of Windsor Castle at this interactive family workshop with the Royal Collection Trust. Why was Windsor Castle built on that site? Why has it changed over time from a wooden fortress to a stone palace? Slough Libraries are excited to be working with the Royal Collection Trust for this interactive workshop that brings history to life. Discover how the Castle was successfully defended against attack and how it might have felt to be involved in a siege! With plenty of role play and objects to handle, including replica mail, armour and shields.

Wednesday 1 June
Create your Own Crown – family craft event
Britwell Library, 2-3pm

Wednesday 1 June
LEGO® – Build a Royal Palace (children age 5+)
Cippenham Library, 3.30-4.30pm 

Saturday 4 June
Jolly Jubilee storytime and DUPLO® – stories, songs and rhymes for little ones with a royal theme
The Curve, 10.30–11.30am

Monday 6 June
Platinum Playlist for Life
Cippenham Library, 2.30-4pm
Drop-in session demonstrating how to make a playlist for yourself or a family member, featuring music from the decades of The Queen’s reign. Find out more about how a music playlist can support people with dementia.

Wednesday 8 June
A Brush with Royalty inclusive book group for adults 
Langley Library, 11am-12noon
Using tactile images and audio guides from Living Paintings, specially designed for people with sight loss, we will discuss three captivating art works with a royal connection. 
All are welcome, including sighted people, at this relaxed and informal group.

Monday 20 June 
Platinum Performance – a musical celebration
The Curve. 4-4.30pm 
Trumpet player Ashton Smith from Slough Music Service takes us on a musical journey through the years of The Queen’s reign, as well as treating us to some jazz numbers.
All are welcome. No booking required

Tuesday 21 June
Platinum Performance – the sound of strings
Britwell Library, 4pm
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of a string duet from Slough Music Service, playing a selection of classical music with a royal connection.
All are welcome. No booking required. Please arrive by 4pm for the start of the session.

Further updates can be found on the libraries section of the council’s website.

Other Jubilee events in the community can be found on the council’s Platinum Jubilee page.

Published: 10 May 2022