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Libraries for 0-4s

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Children and families of all ages are welcome in Norfolk libraries.

We want to make the library a welcoming space for your family, so please don't worry about your children crying, talking, laughing, or emptying the shelves in search of the perfect book!

What's on for children aged 0-4

No child is ever too young to start listening to stories and joining in with rhymes, so enjoy exploring the library together. We hold monthly free bounce and rhyme sessions and other activities for 0-4s online, and most libraries hold bounce and rhyme sessions weekly.

We also have many other activities for children and families such as Mini Movers, storytimes, and Lego clubs. 

What's on for children in your local library

Baby weighing

In partnership with Children's and Young People's Health Service, our libraries offer baby self-weigh stations.

Books for 0-4s

Children aged 0-4 can borrow up to 20 items for three weeks at a time. Use our children's catalogue to search for your child's favourite items or find something new.

We do not charge for overdue or damaged items for children. We understand that this can be a very busy time, and sometimes you might forget to return a book or might not make it to the library before the book is due back. As children learn to read, they often use the same books again and again, so they wear out more quickly.

Children aged 0-4 can reserve books free of charge as well.

Join the library

Your child can join the library from birth. You can:

Story Explorers

Story Explorers is our reading club for children aged 0-5. You'll receive a poster to follow your child's reading journey and collect stickers along the way. You'll also get emails with tips, book recommendations and information about activities at the library. Find out more about Story Explorers and how to sign up.

Parenting books

You can borrow books from our parenting collection (opens new window) on a wide range of topics:

  • Child care including healthy eating, coping with sleep problems and childhood illnesses
  • Child development - what to expect at each stage of your child's life
  • Early learning - help children learn new skills such as reading and counting
  • How to help children cope with new experiences, such as visits to hospital, starting playgroup or school, and the arrival of a new baby
  • Let's talk about feelings (opens new window) - books and more to help your family get along better