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Libraries for under fives

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

No child is ever too young to start listening to stories and joining in with rhymes, so enjoy exploring the library together.  We hold free bounce and rhyme sessions and other activities for 0-5s online.

Children under five-years-old can borrow up to 20 items for three weeks at a time.  You can use our children's catalogue to search for your child’s favourite items or find something new.

No charges for overdue books, reservations or damaged items

This can be a very busy few years, so sometimes you forget to return a book or can’t make it to the library in time.  As children learn to read they often use the same books again and again, so they do wear out more quickly.

We understand this so we do not charge for reservations, overdue or damaged items, if they borrowed on an under fives library card.

Family-friendly environment

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


As part of our response to the coronavirus outbreak, we're not currently running events in our branches.

Instead, we're providing groups and activities you can join in with online, such as our weekly bounce and rhyme sessions on Facebook.  See our what's on listings for details of these and other online activities for children and young people.

Find what's on in your local library

How to join the library

Your child can join the library from birth. Join at any time by:

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