Opening Hours


Tuesday & Wednesday:  10- 6pm

Thursday & Friday:         10 - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday:        12 - 4pm


Tuesday & Friday:            10 - 5pm

Saturday:                          12 - 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

RHYME TIME - suggested £3 per child:

  • Tuesdays at 10.30 with Cara

  • Fridays at 10.30 with Sasha

Monday & Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

02 April 2019

Hampstead Summer Festival 23 June -7 July

An exciting regular fixture at the start of the summer season, the 2019 Hampstead Summer Festival will be the ninth… and the biggest yet.      

The opening event, on Sunday 23rd June, will be theArt Fair at Whitestone Pond.

it starts at 12 noon with an All Dogs Matter Dog Show, followed by the official opening of the Festival by actor and QI contestant Alan Davies at 1pm.

The Art Fair includes an open art exhibition with a chance to buy pictures, many featuring the Hampstead Heath and local landmarks in the Village, a children’s art competition, children’s activities, clay modelling, live music, beautiful and affordable craft stalls and great food. As the Festival is sponsored by Lexus, there will be a range of beautiful Lexus cars to look at.

Free to visit. It’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely summer afternoon, with time to sit and enjoy home cooked food with a glass of wine, and a stunning view of Hampstead Heath towards the City of London from the highest geographical point of London


The Garden Party at Keats Community Library will take place on the followingSaturday, 29th June, in the beautiful grounds of the Library in Keats Grove. 

This is a firm favourite with families as the children are entertained with face-painting, rhyme-time, storytelling, and a treasure hunt, while the adults can enjoy tea and delicious cake, on the lawn under the tree where Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale.  

This year a special attraction will be an appearance by David Baddiel author of 5 children’s books:  Head Kid, The Person Controller, Birthday Boy, The Parent Agency and Animalcolm.


And finally, the ultimate day out, the Big Fair on 7th July, with over 120 stalls along Heath Street, the funfair, birds of prey, donkey rides, the circus school and the chess challenge.  As ever, there will be rocking music, jazz, hip hop to make you boogie down the street, dance and sports demonstrations.  

The Summer Festival aims to raise much needed funds for  Keats Community Library and Hampstead School of Art.