Library activities during Covid-19

Some library activities are currently suspended or have transferred online. Please check our service update page to see what activities are available


Events for children and families

We host various sessions for children under five and their families in our libraries. Some are held outside of staffed hours.

Check the table at the bottom of the page for details about sessions.

Baby Boogie

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

These sessions 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 50 adults at Jubilee Library and 35 adults at Hove Library.

We also host a free Baby Boogie session for dads or male carers in Jubilee Library.

Story time

Story time is held at both Jubliee and Hove Libraries. 

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

Stories, play, art and singing 

For children under five years old and their families, we have:

  • sing along sessions
  • open singing groups
  • art and play sessions 

Find out more information on the Early Childhood Project website.

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 – Wild World Heroes

The Summer Reading Challenge 2021 is now here! We can’t wait to introduce you to our brilliant heroes and get you set up on your reading journey!

We’re teaming up with WWF for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

Take a trip to Wilderville, where the Wild World Heroes are learning how to make their town a cleaner, greener place for all the people and wildlife that live there. As you read books for the Challenge, you’ll get to go exploring all over Wilderville, from the woods to the farm and even the beach!

With your help, the heroes will transform Wilderville into an even cooler place to be, and will discover lots of brilliant books along the way!

Taking Part in the Challenge

You can take part in the Challenge by signing up at your local library.

It’s completely free to sign up! Your library will give you a special Collector Poster map of Wilderville and help you find books to read.

As you read books for your Challenge, return to the library to receive stickers to add to your map – some of them even have smells!

Collect all the stickers to complete the Challenge and transform Wilderville. You’ll get a special Wild World Heroes certificate too!

Or you can take part in the Challenge on the website

Choose a summer reading goal – we recommend six books, but you can challenge yourself to read as many as you like!

Each time you finish a book, add it to your website profile to unlock special badges and activities. You’ll unlock a Wild World Heroes certificate when you reach your summer reading goal.

Reading books for the Challenge

You can choose any books you like to count towards your Summer Reading Challenge.

Fact, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, joke books – the choice is yours! 

eBooks and audiobooks count too, so you can read wherever and however you like!

This website allows you to keep track of the books you read and to unlock extra digital rewards. To find books to read, there’s no better place to start than at your local library. 

Let’s get reading and get ready to become Wild World Heroes!