Birmingham City Council

Activities for Children Under 5 in Birmingham Libraries

There is a whole range of free activities for children under 5 at libraries throughout the city, including story sessions, craft activities and Saturday Clubs. Some libraries also follow their activity with a Book-time for parents and carers.

Please note that no children aged 5 years or under can be left for events: the parent/carer must stay with their child. A responsible older brother or sister is acceptable.


Before attending a session for the first time, please telephone the library to check times.

Activities for Children Under 5 in Birmingham Libraries
Library
Details
Aston
0121 464 1184
Storytime for under 5s.
Friday 10am-10.30am (term time only).
Bartley Green
0121 464 1173
Pre-School Storytime for children aged 3-5 years.
Every other Friday 2.30pm-3pm (term time plus selected holiday sessions).
Toddler Time for children aged 0-3 years.
Every other Friday, 11am-11.45am (term time only).
Birchfield
0121 464 4202
Early Years Story Time for 2-4 years.
Every 3 weeks on a Tuesday, 10am-11am.
Read and Play for 0-4 years.
Wednesdays 1pm-2.30pm (term time only).
Boldmere
0121 464 1048
Bushbabies for 6 months-3 years
Every Tuesday, 2.30pm-3pm (term time only)
Mini Rhymes for 6 months-4 years.
First Thursday of the month, 11am-11.20am.
Druids Heath
0121 303 7171

Storytime for under 5s.
Thursdays 11am-11.30am (term time only).

Frankley
0121 464 7676
Storytime for under 5s.
Mondays10am-10.30am, Tuesdays 2pm-2.30pm and Fridays 10.30am-1.30am (term time only).
Rhythm Time with Naina.
Every other Thursday 10.20am-11am.
Glebe Farm
0121 464 4210
Rhyme Time for 0-5 years.
Tuesdays 9.30am-10.30am.
Hall Green
0121 464 6633
Storytime for 2-5 years.
Fridays 10am-10.30am (term time only).
Rhythm and Rhyme for 0-3 years
Tuesdays 10am-10.30am
Handsworth
0121 464 1185
Rainbow Club for 0-4 years.
Tuesdays 9.30am to 10am (term time only plus summer holidays).
Harborne
0121 464 1596
Pre-School Stories and Crafts for pre-school children.
Wednesdays 2.15pm-2.45pm (term time only)
Toddler Time for pre-school children.
Alternate Wednesdays 9.30am-10.30am and alternate Fridays 9.30am-10.30am (from September to July). Please contact the library to check if spaces are available.
Kents Moat
0121 464 5755
Toddler Time for under 5s.
Thursdays 9.30am-10.30am during term time and 10.30am-11.30am during school holidays.
Kings Heath
0121 464 1515
Storytime for 2-5 years.
Mondays 2pm-2.45pm.
Kings Norton
0121 464 1532
Under 5s Story Session.
Alternate Fridays 2.15pm-2.45pm.
Kingstanding
0121 464 5193
Rhyme Time for under 5s.
Mondays 10.30am-11.15am (term time only).
Mere Green
0121 464 4592
Storytime for 3-5 years.
Thursdays 2pm-2.30pm (term time only).
Northfield
0121 464 1007
Storytime for 2-5 years.
Fridays 2pm-2.30pm.
Book-a-Boo for 0-2 years.
First Friday of the month, 10am-12 noon
Perry Common
0121 464 0481
Rhyme Time for under 5s.
Thursdays 2.15pm-3pm (term time only)
Quinton
0121 464 7400

Toddler Time for 0-3 years.
Monthly on a Wednesday, 10am-11.30am.

Shard End
0121 464 6779

Stay & Play for 0-5 years
Mondays and Thursdays, 9.30am-11am
Tots' Tuesdays for 0-5 years
Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am (term time only)

Sheldon
0121 464 3512

Babies' Booktime for up to 5 years.
Thursdays 2pm-3pm (term time only).

Small Heath
0121 464 6155

Tots Time Out for under 5s.
Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am and Fridays 10.30am-11am.
Saturday Club for under 5s
First Saturday of the month, 11am-12 noon.

South Yardley
0121 464 1944
Cygnet Club for 2-4 years.
Tuesdays 9.45am-10.45am (term time only). Waiting list to join.
Sparkhill
0121 303 0732
Sparkies Book Club for under 5s.
Thursdays 9.30am-11am (term time only).
Spring Hill
0121 464 7422
Little Springers for under 5s.
Fridays 10am-12 noon.
Stirchley
0121 464 1534
Story Tots for under 5s.
Tuesdays 9.45am-10.45am.
Tower Hill
0121 464 1948
Tots Time for pre-school children
Thursdays 2.15pm-2.45pm (term time only).
Ward End
0121 464 0169
Rainbow Club for children aged 2-5.
Fridays 2pm-3pm (term time only).
Walmley Library
0121 464 1842
Pre-School story sessions for children aged 2-5.
Every other Monday and Friday 2.15pm-2.45pm (term time only). Please contact Walmley Library for dates.
Weoley Castle
0121 464 1664
Toddler Time for under 5s.
Fridays 11am-11.30am (term time only).
West Heath
0121 464 7548

Cradle Club for 0-2 years.
Monthly on a Tuesday, 9.30am-11am (term time only).

Wylde Green
0121 386 5492
Toddler Time.
Third Tuesday of the month 2.30pm-3.30pm.
Yardley Wood
0121 464 2110

Teddy Bears Storytime for under 5s
Tuesday 9.45am-11.15am