Children's library resources

Liverpool libraries stock a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs and talking books for children and young people. If that’s not enough, you can also:

Discover…for children

A stunning space for children to discover a wealth of books in Central Library. Teachers can book this space, and special events are planned.

Books for babies and toddlers

All our libraries have a collection of picture and board books suitable for babies and toddlers, which is a great way of introducing them to the wonderful world of books.


Bookstart aims to help families discover the fun and excitement of sharing books together. If you have not received a Bookstart pack from your Health Visitor, visit your local library and talk to the staff. There are two fantastic age appropriate packs for children under five.

Bookstart rhyme time

Many of our libraries also have story sessions and rhyme times for children under five. As well as helping your child’s development, it’s also a great way for you to meet other parents. Search our Google calendar to find a session at a library near you or view session times below.  Please note times may be subject to change.

Library Day Time Term time or all year
Story times and stay and play sessions
Allerton Tuesday 10am-11.15am Term time
Breck Road Monday 10.30am-12pm All year
Breck Road Thursday 1.10pm-2.15pm All year
Childwall Tuesday 10.30am-11.15pm Term time
Croxteth Friday 1.30pm-2.30pm All year
Dovecot Wednesday 12pm-12.30pm All year
Fazakerley Tuesday 10.15am-11.15am All year
Garston Wednesday 10.30am-11am Term time
Garston Wednesday 11.30am-12pm Term time
Lee Valley Thursday 10.30am-11.30am All year
Old Swan Tuesday 10am-11am Term time
Spellow Thursday 10.15am-11.45am Term time
Toxteth Tuesday 10.15am-11.45am Term time
Wavertree Thursday 10.30am-12pm All year

If you would like to find out more about Bookstart, email

Children's centres

Children's centres across Liverpool run a number of activities for young children and parents.