If you have a baby, you can come to our baby bounce and rhyme sessions. Storytime is for children aged 2 and older.

Come to a bounce and rhyme session

All of our libraries share nursery rhymes and songs with families and babies for around 30 minutes every week. See the timetable below.

One of our librarians leads the singing. Some libraries have rattles and musical instruments for the children.

We welcome older siblings too.

The sessions are free.

You don't need to book, unless you want to go to a session at St George Library. You must book at this library because demand for the sessions is high.

How bounce and rhyme helps

Singing rhymes with babies helps:

  • language development
  • bonding between parent or carer and child
  • children's understanding of the world around them

For more information, and to join a baby bounce and rhyme session, contact your local library.

Where and when sessions take place

Sessions run during term times (unless stated otherwise) at these libraries.

LibraryBaby Bounce and RhymeStorytime
Avonmouth Monday 11am Monday 11am
Bedminster Wednesday 10.30am and 2pm
Friday 11am
Saturday 11am
Bishopston Wednesday 11.30am Saturday 11.30am
Bishopsworth (all year) Wednesday 2pm
Friday 10.30am
Wednesday 2pm
Friday 10.30am
Central (all year) Monday 10.45am
Wednesday 10.45am
Saturday 10.45am
Friday 10.45am
Clifton Monday 10.30am
Friday 10.30am
Tuesday 2.30pm
Filwood Wednesday 11.30am Friday 11.30am
Fishponds Tuesday 2.15pm Tuesday 2.15pm
Hartcliffe Monday 2.15pm Thursday 2.15pm
Henbury Monday 11.30am Wednesday 11.30am
Henleaze Thursday 2pm Thursday 11.15am
Hillfields Wednesday midday Wednesday midday
Horfield Monday 11.30am
Thursday 10.30am
Tuesday 11.30am
Junction 3 Monday 2.15pm Monday 2.45pm
Knowle Tuesday 11.30am
Thursday 11.30am
Friday 11.30am
Marksbury Road (all year) Thursday 2pm Tuesday 10.30am
Redland Wednesday 11.30am Friday 2.30pm
Sea Mills Tuesday 10.45am Tuesday 10.45am
Shirehampton Thursday 11am Thursday 11am
Southmead Tuesday 11.30am Wednesday 11.30am
St George Tuesday 11am Thursday 10.15am
St Paul's Tuesday 2.15pm
Stockwood Friday 10.30am Tuesday 2.15pm
Westbury Wednesday 11.15am Friday 11.15am
Whitchurch Wednesday 2.15pm Friday 2.15pm
Wick Road Wednesday 10.30am and 2pm Friday 10.30am