Children's library services

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We provide the following services in our children's libraries: 


  • Rhyme Time for under 5 year olds

  • Storytimes for under 5 year olds

  • Storytimes for 4 - 7 year olds

  • Chatterbooks reading groups for  8 -12 year olds

  • Summer reading challenge every year - a fun way to read your way through the holidays

  • Events during school holidays

  • Books for homework, for fun, and free web resources

  • Audio recordings and dual language books

  • DVDs and videos

  • Picture books and easy reading books

  • Magazines


Rhyme time


Rhyme time is a free service for under fives. It is a popular session for a fun and stimulating half hour of classic nursery rhymes, little stories and finger rhymes.


A great opportunity to meet other local parents and learn new songs that your children will love. To check availability and find out more, please contact your local library.


The service is provided at all our libraries at the following times:


Greenhill Library

Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30

Friday 11:00 - 11:30

Kenton Library

Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30

Pinner Library

Tuesday 10:30 - 11:00

Thursday 10:30 - 11:00

Roxeth Library

Thursday 11:00 - 11:30

Stanmore Library

Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30

Thursday 11:00 - 11:30

Wealdstone Library

Thursday 11:00 - 11:30

Story time

Story time for under fives is available at the following libraries:


  • Greenhill library:       Saturday 11:00 - 11:30
  • Pinner library:           Friday 10:15 - 10:45
  • Roxeth Library:         Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30
  • Stanmore Library:     Saturday 11:00 - 11:30


Places are limited for the service and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. During the school holidays, the service may be replaced with another children's event.



Chatterbooks reading groups


The chatterbooks reading group is designed to help children build a relationship with books. Children can talk about what they are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children's books and choose new books to take home and read.


Chatterooks runs at:

  • Greenhill Library on the third Thursday of the month 4:30 - 5:30
  • Pinner Library on the first Thursday of the month: 4:15 - 5:15
  • Roxeth Library on the third Thursday of the month 4:45 - 5:45