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 three 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.

Count me in 1, 2, 3

'Count me in' bags are a collection of books to help children from 18 months to four years develop counting skills at a young age, through the use of pictures and story telling. You can request these bags at your local library.

If you would like to find out more about Bookstart, contact us on 233 5864 or email

Children's centres

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