Looking for something fun and free to do? Come and join us at the library
Under fives funtime
We offer singing and story sessions for under fives at all our libraries. Baby Bounce sessions are aimed particularly at under twos. Come and meet other parents and carers and experience one of our energetic, fun-filled drop-in sessions with your little one.
See library storytimes for more details.
Chatterbooks reading groups
If you're at primary school and love reading, come and tell us about your favourite books and join in with games, puzzles and lots more.
Sessions are held at all libraries. Contact us for more details.
Summer fun – special programmes for children and young people over the holiday periods.
Bookstart is a national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with their children from as early an age as possible.
Bookstart aims to provide a free pack of books to every baby, toddler and three-year-old in the UK, to inspire, stimulate and create a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. But most of all, we want to show that books are fun.
There are three different types of Bookstart Pack:
Here in Lewisham, you can collect your Bookstart and Bookstart + packs from your health visitor at your child’s 7-9 month and two year developmental checks. If you miss out on your pack at either of these checks, you can collect one from any Lewisham Library.
Bookstart Treasure Chests are given out at nurseries and pre-schools across the borough. If your child is three and does not have a nursery place, please ask at your local library for further details of how to obtain a pack.