Libraries are not like they used to be years ago. Maintaining a complete silence is no longer a priority!
At Coventry Libraries we will welcome you and your child.
Libraries are a great way to share books with your child. Libraries are free to join and your child is never too young to join. You can get a library card for your baby as soon as they are born.
To get a library card for your child you simply need to call in to your local library and complete a membership form. No identification is needed for your child to join and once they have their library card you can borrow books for free on their behalf.
Coventry Libraries has a great selection of books for under fives. These include board books, touchy/feely books, pop-up books and picture books.
Local libraries also have rhymetimes and storytimes, and information about these and other activities and events is available by contacting your local library or visiting www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries
The following titles are available in the city libraries. You can find more on the Bookstart website under the information for each Bookstart pack at www.bookstart.org.uk. Information and book reviews are kindly supplied from booklists with each Bookstart pack.
Happy Dog Sad Dog by Sam Lloyd. Little Tiger Press 1854308742. A book of doggy opposites full of humour and brightness. Babies will join in and point and try the words as soon as they begin to talk.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star illustrated by Annie Kubler. Childsplay 1904550029. This delightful sign and singalong board book includes helpful hand movements to encourage the enjoyment of singing and dancing.
Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke. Walker 1844287823 Jay Jay loves being at Grannie's house, especially when she's preparing a huge family dinner. Great pictures make this a book full of love.
Wriggle and Roar: rhymes to join in with by Julia Donaldson. Macmillan 1405021667 A lively and colourful collection of new rhymes to join in with.
I Love You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark. Picture Lions 0006646840. Blue Kangaroo, once Lily's favourite toy, feels neglected and pushed aside when new toys arrive but she is soon missed and remembered.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Macmillan 0333710932. Walk into the dark wood and discover what happens when a smart mouse meets an owl, a snake and a hungry Gruffalo. Excellent text and great illustrations.