Welcome to the Children's Library
Our new Children's Library is open and ready for you to explore!
Welcome to a magical world where children can learn, have fun and be inspired.
The new design evokes libraries of old, but with a distinctly modern twist. With staircases and raised walkways leading to secret shelves and reading nooks, children can grab a book and quickly lose themselves in their imagination.
Come along and join the fun!
Latest Children's Events and Activities
Every week in term-time we run Baby Bounce for 0-1 year-olds on Thursdays, and TOTs for 1-3 year-olds on Fridays, as well as rhyme times at our community libraries. Click the event icons to find out more. See a full list of events here.
Family Stories takes place every Saturday morning at 11.00 - there's no need to book, just drop in.
For more midweek fun for all ages join us every Tuesday from 14.00 to use our fantastic Tovertafel and every Thursday from 14.00 for Lego free play.
Half Term Activities
There's lots happening in the Children's Library this October half term!
The Story Tower is open!
A full refurbishment has been carried out on the Story Tower, transforming the room at the very top of our historic building into a magical new storytelling space.
Stay At Home Resources
During lockdown our Children's Team put together this collection of resources for kids while we all stayed at home. We'll keep it here in case it comes in handy on rainy days!
Drag Queen Story Time
In September 2019 we were delighted to welcome the fabulous Aida H Dee to the Children's Library for our first ever Drag Queen Story Time. What a fun morning we all had!
Join the Guille-Allès Library
- Borrow books
- Book clubs
- Online resources