Babies Need Books

Starting Young

Children who listen to stories learn lots of new words and sentences. Learning to enjoy books gives young children a good start when they go to playgroup, nursery and school.

What's more, reading is a great way of sharing time together and its fun!

You're never too young to join the library

Babies and toddlers really are welcome in libraries even if they are sometimes restless and noisy.

We want children to enjoy libraries and learn to love books from an early age.

Your local library has a range of books for babies and pre-school children including board books, picture books, books in Welsh, nursery rhymes and poetry.

More than just books

Come and enjoy Baby Rhymetimes, story times and holiday activities. Library members can use our public computers and free internet access via wifi is also available.

The Bookstart Book Crawl

Ask for a Book Crawl collector card at your local library!

Get a sticker each time you visit the library and collect colourful certificates.

Better with books

All families have questions or difficulties from time to time. The Better With Books collection contains books giving useful information about a variety of subjects, such as bullying, sleep problems, divorce and many other issues.

Playgroups and Toddler Clubs

If you are a registered childminder or are involved in running an under 5s' group you can borrow up to 20 books at a time for your group to use.

Library staff are always pleased to arrange playgroup and toddler club visits.

For further information, contact your local library.

Last Modified: 28/01/2022
For more information contact:

Torfaen Libraries
Tel: 01633 647676

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