Children who enjoy books from an early age learn to read more quickly at school. The fun you have with your child as you read, sing, repeat rhymes and share stories with them can also help improve their speech and language.

This free event introduces babies and toddlers to the magic of books with songs, stories and fun. Sessions last about half an hour, but you're welcome to stay longer for a chat, refreshments and to borrow some books.

These sessions are very popular, so be sure to book in advance at your local library.

Check theĀ library events list to see when this is on at your local library.

It is usually necessary to reserve a place for children's events in advance in order to avoid disappointment. If in doubt, ask at your local library.

Children under 8 years old must be supervised by a parent/carer at all times.

Parents or carers collecting children from a library activity must instruct children to stay in the library until collected.