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.
Telephone: 01943 830061
Story Time Tuesday 10am to 11am. Suitable for children 0-5, run by Mums and carers.
More about Addingham Library.
Telephone: 01274 581425
Monday 3.45 to 4.30pm Story and crafts for 4-8 year olds*
Thursday 2.30pm Storytime for Pre-school children*
More about Baildon Library.
Telephone: 01274 438780
Tuesday 10.30 to 11.30am Story, rhymes and crafts*
Wednesday 2pm to 3pm Story, rhymes and crafts*
More about Bingley Library.
Telephone: 07582 108216
Thursday 1.30pm Storytime
Friday 10.15-11.00am Rhyme Time for Babies (starting 3rd February 2017)
More about Bolling Hall Library.
Telephone: 01943 863714
Monday 2.30pm to 3.30pm Merry Mondays
More about Burley Library.
Telephone: 01274 433600
Wednesday 10am - Rhymetimes
Saturday 11am - Storytimes
More about City Library
Telephone: 01274 880689
Thursday 9.30am to 11am - Preschool Stay & Play with Storytime and Craft. Suitable for Under 5s.
More about Clayton Library.
Telephone: 01274 431544
Story and Rhyme Time Monday 2pm*
After School Club Thursday 3pm – crafts for over fives*
More about Eccleshill Library.
Telephone: 01274 494808
Saturday 10.15am to 11.15am Story time
More about Haworth Road Library.
Telephone: 01274 684012
Rhymetime Monday 10am*
Story Time Thursday 10am*
More about Holme Wood Library.
Telephone: 01274 614169
Monday 2pm to 3pm Story/Rhymes/Crafts
More about Idle Library.
Telephone: 01943 436225
Wednesday 10.15am to 11am Story and craft
Saturday 10.30am to 11am Rhyme time
More about Ilkley Library.
Telephone: 01535 618212
Wednesday 11am to 11.45am Story and craft
Saturday 11am to 11.45am Rhyme and craft
More about Keighley Library.
Telephone: 01274 434724
Tuesday 10.00 - 10.45am Rhyme Time for Babies (starting 28th February 2017)
Saturday 2pm to 3pm Storytime
More about Laisterdyke Library.
Telephone: 01274 435353
Sunday 1pm Storytime
More about Manningham Library.
Telephone: 01943 876539
Tuesday 2.45pm to 3.15pm Story and craft
Saturday (alternate) 10.30am to 11am Rhyme and craft
More about Menston Library.
Telephone: 01274 437150
Tuesday 2pm to 2.45pm Story and craft
Wednesday 10am to 10.45am Mini music makers
Friday 1.30 to 2.30pm Sharing Stories Activity Session. 0 to 5 years
More about Shipley Library.
Telephone: 01535 618155
Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am Rhymetime
Saturday Story Time 11am to 11.30 am on alternate Saturdays
More about Silsden Library.
Telephone: 01274 666984
Tuesday 2pm to 3pm Storytime*
Friday 2.30pm to 3.30pm Crafts & Activities*
More about Thornbury Library.
Telephone: 01274 833442
Tuesday 2.45pm to 3.15pm Story/Rhymetime.
Sing songs and rhymes, play musical instruments, listen to a story!
Suitable for Under 5s
More about Thornton Library
Telephone: 01274 679043
Thursday 3.45pm to 4.30pm Story and craft
More about Wibsey Library.
Telephone: 01274 592570
Storytime, Rhymetime and Coffee Monday 1.45pm to 2.45pm
More about Wrose Library.
Telephone: 01274 431598
Tuesday 2pm to 2.45pm Rhymetime
Friday 10am to 11.15am Storytime*
More about Wyke Library.