If you have a baby, you can come to our baby bounce and rhyme sessions.

All of our libraries share nursery rhymes and songs with families and babies for around 30 minutes every week. See the timetable below.

What we do

One of our librarians leads the singing. Some libraries have rattles and musical instruments for the children. These are free sessions and you don't need to book.

We welcome older siblings too.

How bounce and rhyme helps

Singing rhymes with babies helps:

  • language development
  • bonding between parent or carer and child
  • children's understanding of the world around them

For more information, and to join a baby bounce and rhyme session, contact your local library.

Where and when Baby Bounce and Rhyme and Storytime sessions take place

Storytime is for children aged 2 and older.

Sessions run during term times at these libraries:

LibraryBaby Bounce and RhymeStorytime

Wednesday 10.30am and 2pm

Friday 11am

Saturday 11am
Bishopston Wednesday 11.30am Saturday 11.30am
Bishopsworth (all year)

Wednesday 2pm

Friday 10.30am

Wednesday 2pm

Friday 10.30am

Central (all year)

Monday 10:45am

Wednesday 10:45am

Saturday 10:45am

 Friday 10:45am

Monday 10:30am

Friday 10:30am

Tuesday 2:30pm
Filwood Wednesday 11:30am Friday 11:30am
Fishponds Tuesday 2:15pm Tuesday 2:15pm
Hartcliffe Monday 2:15pm Tuesday 2:15pm
Henbury Monday 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am
Henleaze Thursday 2pm Thursday 11:15am
Hillfields Wednesday midday Wednesday midday
Horfield Monday 11:30am, Thursday 10:30am Tuesday 11:30am
Junction 3 Monday 2:15pm Monday 2:45pm
Knowle Tuesday 11:30am, Thursday 11:30am Friday 11:30am
Marksbury Road (all year) Thursday 2pm Tuesday 10:30am
Redland Wednesday 11:30am Friday 2:30pm
Sea Mills Tuesday 10:45am Tuesday 10:45am
Shirehampton Thursday 11am Thursday 11am
Southmead Tuesday 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am
St George Tuesday 11am Thursday 10:15am
St Paul's Tuesday 2:15pm  
Stockwood Friday 10:30am Tuesday 2:15pm
Westbury Wednesday 11:15am Friday 11:15am
Whitchurch Wednesday 2:15pm Friday 2:15pm
Wick Road Wednesday 10:30am and 2pm Friday 10:30am