Activities for children and families in our libraries

We host Baby Boogie, Story time, and other play sessions for children under 5 years old in our libraries. We also host ad-hoc activities and events for older children and families. Some activities are held outside of staffed hours.

Baby Boogie

Baby Boogie is a free music and rhyme session for pre-school children and their parents or carers. 

These sessions start at 10:15am and will run during term time only.

You don't need to book, but we can only allow a set number of people in each session for safety reasons. We can hold sessions for up to 30 adults.  

Dad's Baby Boogie

Dad’s  Baby Boogie is a free music and rhyme session aimed at pre-school children and their dads.   

These sessions are held at Jubilee library on the second Saturday of every month during term time at 10:15am. 

Story time

Storytime is held at Jubilee Library at 10:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, during term time only.

Some story time sessions are delivered by Brighton & Hove Museums and some by the Sensory Needs team.

Free book packs for children  

Every family in Brighton & Hove can get a free Bookstart Baby Pack for each child, before they're 12 months old, to encourage them to read.

A Bookstart Baby Pack includes two board books and a rhyme sheet. It also has a booklet of tips and ideas for sharing books with young children. 

Your child’s nursery, children’s centre or other early years setting should give you your pack. If you don't have it, or you’d like more information, you can send an email to

You can visit the BookTrust website for more information about Bookstart packs, as well as other helpful resources for parents. 

Other actvities and events for children

Visit our Library events page for details of all upcoming activities and events for children, including those for older children and families.