Libraries are free, welcoming, and fun places to spend time in with your child.
Your local library is a good place to find books, many offer free rhyme or story sessions, and other learning resources.
You can borrow a wide range of books for free.
Library staff can help you find books your child or baby might like.
- Try borrowing a new book or two once a month, and see what your child likes.
- Spend some time everyday looking at a picture book with your baby or child.
- Your child will see their favourite books like toys; full of exciting pictures, games, songs and stories.
- As your baby gets older, let them choose their own books to take home and read together. This encourages them to make choices and share their preferences – it makes them feel important and builds their confidence.
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Visiting the library can be a social experience for both you and your child.
You can search for more information about your local library on the gov.uk website.