Storytime, Rhymetime and Book Crawl

Did you know that your child can join the library at any age and what’s more, it’s completely free! 

Your child will love choosing from lots of different books themselves and libraries in Wales don’t charge fines for late children’s books.

As well as a treasure trove of books to choose from, many libraries also hold Bookstart Storytimes and Rhymetimes.

Bookstart Storytimes and Rhymetimes

A Bookstart Rhymetime session

These free sessions arranged by your library provide the opportunity for parents and carers to enjoy songs, stories and rhymes with their children in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

The sessions are also a great way for you and your child to make new friends and explore what your local library has to offer.

Book Crawl

Some Welsh libraries also offer the Bookstart Book Crawl. Your child will receive a collector card and for each visit they make to the library to borrow a book, they will be awarded a sticker. Every fourth visit, they will be awarded a beautifully illustrated Book Crawl certificate.

Book Crawl certificate in English

You can find your nearest library and explore what they have to offer at Welsh Libraries.