Library activities for under fives

Baby Boogie - free music and rhyme sessions for pre-school children and their parents or carers

Jubilee Library

Baby boogie sessions run on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 10.15-10.45am September 20, October 4 & 18, November 15, December 12

Dads Baby Boogie is on the second Saturday of the month 10.15-10.45am, October 13, November 10 and December 8.

Hove Library

Second and fourth Friday of the month 2.30-3pm September 14 & 28, October 12, November 9 & 23, December 14.

Whitehawk Library

First Tuesday of the month 10.15-10.45am October 2

Coming along to Baby Boogie

There is no need to book, however for your safety and the safety of the children there will be a limit to the size of sessions. 50 adults at Jubilee Library and 35 adults at Hove Library. Thank you for your co-operation. If you can't make it to a session you might enjoy using a Baby Boogie CD at home.

Baby Boogie runs term time only.

Dads' Baby Boogie

Free Saturday morning music session at Jubilee Library for pre-school children and their Dads or male carers. Second Saturday of the month 10.15-10.45am. Term time only. Dates are listed above. We started these special Baby Boogie sessions following feedback from our customers. Dads are welcome at the main Baby Boogie sessions too! For further information call 01273 296981.

Dad's enjoying taking part with their kids at a baby boogie session in jubilee library

Baby Boogie CDs

Baby Boogie CDs are now on sale in all Brighton & Hove City libraries. The CD is a live recording of Baby Boogie songs and rhymes and comes with a booklet containing the song words. Baby Boogie CD and booklet and Dad's Baby Boogie CD and booklet are available from all libraries for £4

For further information please call 01273 296981 or email

Storytime - term time only

Jubilee Library

Every Monday to Friday 10.15 - 10.30am and every Monday afternoon 3.45 - 4pm. Please note on the first and third Thursday of the month during term-time, Baby Boogie will take place, not storytime.

Delivered by Brighton & Hove Museums on the fourth Monday of the month.

Delivered by the Sensory Needs Team last Friday of the month

Hove Library

First and third Friday of the month 2.30pm

Stories, play, art and singing at the following libraries, term time only.

Moulsecoomb Library, Tuesdays 10 - 11.30am (Libraries Extra)

Rottingdean Library, 2nd & 4th Mondays 10 - 11.30am

Whitehawk Library, Thursdays 1.30 – 3pm

Woodingdean Library, 1st & 3rd Monday 10 – 11.30am

These sessions are run in partnership with the Library Service and the Early Childhood Project. Check out for information. All sessions are free but donations gratefully accepted. Some sessions run during Libraries Extra and require a Libraries Extra card to get into the library.


Sing along together at Saltdean Library, 2nd Wed of the month. Term time only 10.15 – 10.45 am.

Open singing group for under 5’s and their families. All welcome. Libraries Extra membership required

Early Years Creative Play sessions

Sessions start 10 Sept 2018

Saltdean – Imagination Creation - 1st Friday of every month (5 October and 7 December), 10am -12noon

Portslade – Imagination Creation - 1st Saturday,10am – 12noon

Patcham – Explore a Story - 1st Thursday,10am – 12noon

Hangleton – Explore a Story - 1st Monday, 9am -11am


​Do you realise you can get free books to keep forever at a library near you. Every family in Brighton & Hove are entitled to their free Bookstart Baby Pack, suitable for new born babies - 12 months. If you haven’t received a pack from your health visitor or children’s centre pop into your local library to collect yours.

Bookstart info (PDF109KB)