20 things to do at the library before you are 5

Bradford Libraries have launched a district-wide campaign to encourage more young families to use the library and take part in family learning adventures with their child. 

You could meet Bookstart Bear, join the library and attend a storytime. 

Or how about “riding” the slide at Shipley Library, collecting and using your free swim voucher and borrowing all three “Count Me In Bags”. Library staff advise that the list may take a whole year to complete.

The full list of things to do includes:

  • Join the library
  • Collect a baby Bookstart bear
  • Borrow a book and read it outdoors
  • Attend a rhymetime at the library
  • Ask about your Baby Bookstart pack
  • Come to a rhymetime and Sing “Wheels on the Bus” on the bus on the way home
  • Meet Bookstart Bear
  • Make a story sack of your favourite library book
  • Ride the “slide” at Shipley Library
  • Complete the Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge
  • Listen to an e-audio book online through your library card
  • Attend a storytime at the library
  • Borrow 20 books at once from the library
  • Complete the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Collect and use your free swim voucher (Bookstart Bear Club incentive)
  • Borrow all three Count Me In Bags
  • Visit the storybook mural at Ilkley Library
  • Attend a Bradford Libraries teddy bears picnic
  • Borrow a Great Start Bag
  • Read a book in a purple pod at City Library