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Under fives - Merton

Under fives

Books and reading

You will find a wide of range of books including board books, picture books, story books, talking books, dual language books and more.

Events and activities

Enjoy one of the many fun and free events taking place in libraries across Merton including storytime, rhymetime and musical mayhem sessions as well as craft and other special fun activities. 


It is never too early to introduce children to books and reading. Merton Library Service supports the Bookstart programme which aims to provide free books for young children.

Summer Reading Challenge

Children can take part in the national Summer Reading Challenge which is extended to include children under 5 years old and teenagers up to the age of 16 years.

Computer and internet access

All Merton's libraries have dedicated children's computers that can be used for free. All computers are filtered to exclude inappropriate websites.