The Story Place
The Story Place, on the mezzanine level of the library, is a vibrant and colourful place with plenty for kids to do. There's a gate so parents can relax while children dress up in costumes, colour in some pictures, or play with puppets. It's all about discovering stories in different ways, through play and, of course, through books.
The Story Place is open when the library is open, and you're welcome to come and look at the original artwork, share the great selection of books for children from 0 - 12 years, and explore the online stories on the computers.
At the Story Place you’re never too young for a library card! A library card is one the best gifts a parent can give their child. It allows free access to books to feed their imagination and knowledge of the world. Children can discover favourite authors and illustrators, and follow up their interests and hobbies - as well as finding information to support their school work. Get your child their own library card today - they can join at any age, even as a baby!
Activities at The Story Place
Baby Rhyme Time
Come and enjoy Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Story Place with Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families.
Story Time - Big Stories for little people
Story Time happens every Wednesday at 10.30am, full of interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers.
International Storytime Series
Come and enjoy stories, songs and activities from different countries on the following days:
Play Time follows on from Baby Rhyme Time every Tuesday from 11am - 12:30pm during term time.
Activity Time consists of free activities for children up to 5 years.
Days: Monday, Thursday and Friday (during school terms only)
Time: Drop in between 10am - 2pm
Visiting The Story Place
The Story Place is open any time the library is open. The mezzanine level can be found up one flight of stairs, or by pressing M in the lift.
Prams and bags are fine in The Story Place. There are no toilets at The Story Place - baby change rooms are located on the Ground Floor in the Discovery Lounge. Ask for the key from the friendly Welcome Desk staff. Toilets are also located on the ground floor in the foyer near the coffee shop, and on other floors of the library.
Snacks for children can be eaten at The Story Place, but no nuts please. If you would like to eat lunch, please find a spot on the Ground Floor in the Discovery Lounge or outside the building.
Children must be supervised by an adult who is responsible for them at all times. Please leave The Story Place tidy when you leave.
In general, we ask that any adults that wish to visit The Story Place are accompanied by a child, however if you would like to look at the books or the artwork, and do not have a child with you, please inform the Welcome Desk staff.