The Story Place
The Story Place is now open for Family Groups
Like all spaces in the Library, physical distancing is still required.
Rhyme Time and Story Time are still on hold, but our Better Beginnings team are posting great readings and ideas for your children twice a day on the Better Beginnings Facebook page.
You can also view videos of rhymes and stories being read aloud on the Better Beginnings YouTube channel.
Children's books can be borrowed from the Ground Floor, or if you have a request for loan our staff can fetch it for you.
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The Story Place
The Story Place, on the mezzanine level of the library, is a vibrant and colourful space with plenty for kids to do. As well as sharing the great selection of books for children from 0 – 8 years, families are welcome to come and look at the original artworks, sing a song, play a rhyming game or spin up their own story starter.
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. 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 and Friday 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.
Play Time follows on from Baby Rhyme Time every Tuesday and Friday from 11am - 12:30pm during term time. Play time also follows Story Time from 11.30an-12.30pm every Wednesday.
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.