A love of reading

You’re never too young to enjoy a good story, and at your local library children are welcome to join from birth. It’s absolutely free and for children there aren’t any fines for returning books late.

Did you know that all families with babies aged 0-12 months are eligible for a free Bookstart baby pack?  Each pack contains two books, a rhyme sheet and a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing stories with your child. Pop into your local library to pick yours up today.

If you’re interested in getting involved in your local reading community, check out the fun under-fives activities on offer at your local library.

And remember, we understand that children can be noisy (and sometimes messy!) so don’t worry too much about being quiet; we love to see young children enjoying our libraries and welcome their enthusiasm!

By taking out books and reading with your child every day you can help their physical, mental and emotional development as well as language and listening skills. Plus, you get to enjoy some fantastic stories!

“A love of reading is more important in academic achievement than a child’s social or economic background.” –Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, ‘Reading for change’ 2001

Happy reading!

Harriet Skinner

Libraries Children’s Officer

Saturday Storyland at Brompton Library


Last Saturday we unveiled our new Storyland at Brompton Library. This new venture is for the under 5s. It is a mixture of baby rhyme time and story-time (yoga ogre anyone?) followed afterwards with playtime – there is drawing and colouring, and even dressing up!

For our first ever session we had 10 children, a very promising beginning as it was the start of half-term. Children and mums and dads alike helped contribute to what was a very lively session. We are really pleased with how it went and it was great to see a mixture of old and new faces!

Saturday Storyland is at Brompton Library every Saturday between 10a.m. and 10.40a.m

Katie Collis
Katie Collis

Katie Collis, Senior Customer Service Assistant

Brompton Library