Children's Libraries

Children and young people love our libraries

Our children-friendly libraries are bursting with brilliant books and captivating stories to spark and inspire your imagination. Your library has lots of crafts and great reads for all ages. From Baby Rhyme Time to the Summer Reading Challenge, there's always something to do in the library and all you have to do is come along!

You can:

  • Borrow books, story CDs and even toys*
  • Attend our weekly fun rhyme and story times, and messy craft activities for Under 5s
  • Take part in fun workshops and reading groups
  • Meet children’s authors and watch magical events
  • Get homework help

Plus - nobody is too young to join! 

How to join Haringey libraries

Find out more below!

Activities for Under 5s

Our hugely popular sessions are safely back! You can search our events and activities using the events search on the events and activities page.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Rhyme Time

Excited Child

Our popular rhyme time and singing sessions are always a good opportunity for your little ones to interact with other children their own age. They feature a mix of traditional nursery rhymes and modern children’s songs, often with plenty of actions and movements to keep you all busy! While most sessions are for all under 5s, some are specifically suited to baby and toddler groups.

Messy Mornings and Craft Fun

We run simple art and craft sessions designed for preschool children. Whether it’s the youngest ones splashing some paint around, or the older ones learning to colour and glue, you are guaranteed to have something to take home and stick on your fridge.

Story Time

The young children love sitting and listening to the stories being read by one of our librarians. Our story time sessions feature selections from the library’s infant picture-book collection. They might also give you some good ideas about the sort of storybooks you will want to borrow and read at home!

Stay and Play

Another opportunity for your youngsters to get to know, and to play with, other children. Our stay and play sessions feature a variety of age-appropriate toys. Soft toys for the little ones, trucks, bricks and activity toys for the older ones.

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Homework help

Haringey Libraries are the perfect place if you are looking for somewhere to do your homework. We have free Internet access, endless information books, and our friendly staff can help you find the information you need.

Plus if you need to use computers and print your homework we're a great place to visit. You can even print from your own smartphone or laptop!

Please also visit our useful online resources page for learning support for all ages.

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Contact your local library

If you have any questions or need further information, you can contact your local library.

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Useful external links

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Page last updated:

September 14, 2023