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Library activities for babies and young children

We are pleased to be able to offer most services at 11 libraries in a safe environment. Find out more

Our regular groups and activities will not be taking place until further notice

eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines are still available to library members online 24/7. Find us on Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch

It’s free to come along to any of our activities for little ones and new faces are always very welcome.

 “Excellent – such a lifeline with three children. I would recommend it to everyone. Also great for getting the kids interested in books as we always stay and choose some to borrow” (Parent, Staple Hill Library).

“Fantastic session for pre-school age children. My children love it and have made many friends. Great for language development” (Parent, Thornbury Library)

Rhyme times – Have fun, make friends and learn new rhymes to share with your baby or toddler.

Storytimes – Lively story sessions for toddlers and pre-school children and their carers.

Rhymes & stories – The best of both worlds. Share rhymes and stories at this fun and friendly activity.

Play sessions – Relaxed and informal sessions for babies and toddlers to explore a variety of toys and activities.



Bradley Stoke Library

Rhymetime Mondays 10.45–11:15am term time only.

International Rhymetime Tuesdays 11.30am term time only.  Songs from around the world voluntarily led by Suzie de Maillard


Cadbury Heath Library

Friday Fun Time: rhymes, stories & play 10:30-11am all year


Downend Library

Rhymetime Wednesdays 10.30-11am and Friday Fun Time play session 2:15–3:30pm both all year


Emersons Green Library

Storytime Tuesdays 2-2:30pm term time only and rhymetime Thursdays 10:30-11am term time only


Filton Library

Rhymes & stories Wednesdays 10:30-11am all year


Hanham Library

Rhymetime Mondays 10:30-11am and rhymes & stories Tuesdays 10:30-11am both all year.


Kingswood Library  *new location* inside the Kingswood Civic Centre building opposite the park (postcode BS15 9TR)

Rhymetime Wednesdays 10.30-11am and Friday Fun Time: rhymes, stories & play 10:30-11am both all year


Patchway Library

Rhymes & stories Tuesdays 10:30-11am all year except school summer holidays


Staple Hill Library

Messy Monday play session 10:30-11am and rhymetime Thursdays 10:30-11am both all year


Thornbury Library

Storytime Mondays 2-2:30pm and rhymetime Fridays 10:30-11am both term time only


Winterbourne Library

Rhymetime Tuesdays and storytime Wednesdays 10:30-11am both all year

Duplo Club Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am once a month: 25 Jan, 22 Feb, 21 Mar, 25 Apr, 23 May, 20 Jun and 18 Jul


Yate Library

Rhymetime Thursdays 10:30-11am term time only

Storytime Mondays 10.30-11am term time only

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