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Story and rhyme times

Most of the district's libraries run regular free story or rhyme times. Our story times include a craft activity related to one of the day's stories.

These sessions are a great way to introduce young children to libraries. They can join and take out books on their own library card, and they can become members of the Bookstart Bear Club.

But mostly, these sessions are fun! Parents, carers and young children have an opportunity to socialise before and after every session.

Please note that an asterisk * in the list below shows a story time or rhyme time that runs term time only. We often have special activities during school holidays, so contact your local library if you are interested in these.

Addingham Library

Telephone: 01943 436230   

Wednesdays, 10am Storytime*

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Allerton Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library.
Telephone: 07582 101171

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Baildon Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library.
Telephone: 01274 581425

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Bingley Library

Telephone: 01274 438780

Thursdays, 2.15pm Rhymes
Mondays, 2.15pm Storytime

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Bolling Hall Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library.
Telephone: 07582 108216

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Burley Library

Telephone: 01943 863714

Tuesdays, 9.30am Rhyme Time, Story and Craft

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City Library

Telephone: 01274 433600

Wednesdays, 10am Rhyme Time

Saturdays, 11am Storytime

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Clayton Library

Telephone: 01274 880689

Thursdays, 10am Storytime

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Denholme Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library.
Telephone: 01274 833613

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Eccleshill Library

Telephone: 01274 431544

Mondays, 2pm to 2.45pm Under Fives’ Story, Craft and Rhyme Time*

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Great Horton Library

Thursdays, 12 noon to 12.30pm Storytime

Telephone: 01274 431583

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Heaton Hub

Thursdays, 11.30am to 12 noon Story and Rhyme Time activity*

Telephone: 07582 102546

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Holme Wood

Mondays, 11am to 12pm Storytime

Telephone: 07816 204490

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Idle Library

Telephone: 01274 614169

Mondays, 9.30am Storytime

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Ilkley Library

Telephone: 01943 436225

Thursdays, 10am to 10.45am Storytime and Craft*

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Keighley Library

Telephone: 01535 618212

Saturdays, 11am Storytime with Rhyme

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Laisterdyke Library

Telephone: 01274 434724

Tuesdays, 9.30am to 10.30am Storytime and Rhyme Time*

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Manningham Library

Telephone: 01274 435353

Mondays, 4pm to 4.30pm Storytime

Fridays, 1.30pm Rhyme Time

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Menston Library

Thursdays, 10.30am Rhyme Time

Thursdays, 3.45am Storytime and Crafts*

Telephone: 01943 876539

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Queensbury Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library.
Telephone: 07582 109225

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Shipley Library

Telephone: 01274 437150

Tuesdays, 2pm to 2.45pm Under fives’ Stories and Crafts

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Silsden Library

Telephone: 01535 654131

Silsden Library will be running a Storytime on the first Wednesday of every month 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

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Thornbury Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library.
Telephone: 01274 666984

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Thornton Library

Telephone: 01274 833442

Wednesdays, 11am to 12 noon Rhyme Time for preschool children and carers

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Wibsey Library

Telephone: 01274 435446

Mondays, 10am Rhyme Time

Saturdays, 11am Storytime

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Wilsden Library

Please check dates and times with the individual library
Telephone: 01535 272624

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Wyke Library

Telephone: 01274 431598

Fridays, 10.30am Storytime*

Tuesdays, 2pm Rhyme Time*

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