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Baby Bounce, under-5s and toy libraries

Find out more about Baby Bounce, under-5s sessions and toy libraries in Islington libraries.

Baby Bounce and under-5s

Babies and young children love stories, rhymes and songs, and our relaxed and friendly sessions are a great way to introduce them to books, reading and learning.

All of our libraries run Baby Bounce 'action rhyme times' (suitable for 0-18 months) and under-5s 'story and rhyme times' (18-48 months).

You can find out more, including times by downloading Rhyme Time Story Times and Toys (PDF).

Sessions will be starting again from November 2021. Please contact the library you wish to attend for more details.

Toy libraries

Parents can borrow up to three toys for three weeks, free of charge. The toys can be borrowed at the following times:

  • Mildmay Library: Thursdays 11.30am-1pm 
  • North Library: Tuesdays 11.30am-1pm 
  • West Library: Fridays 11.30am-1pm 
  • Finsbury Library: Thursdays 11.30am-1pm

Find out more about by downloading the 'Toy libraries 2015' PDF from the 'Useful documents' section below. 

You can also contact


Bookstart packs are free, and are designed to get your child into the reading and learning habit early. 

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