Give your baby a head start and introduce them to Slough Libraries!
Sharing books with your baby or toddler on a regular basis impacts positively on their learning and development and can be a way to introduce them to new experiences. Your baby will love to hold and feel the colourful and stimulating books available.
We have a wide selection of picture and board books in English as well as in a variety of different languages.
To encourage children to read more, we have permanently removed all overdue fines for items borrowed by children aged under 14!
We all love stickers and they are a great motivation to encourage your child to sit down and read.
Slough libraries currently has several lovely challenges to share with your children aged 0-4!
Bear's reading adventure is not just a sticker book, it's also a lovely story suggesting all the ways you can read with your child - in bed, in the park, reading recipes or labels in the supermarket.
There are 10 different stickers to collect and you can also download a certificate as well!
Ask at your local library after your next story, music or craft session.
Illustrated with wonderful pictures from your favourite Doctor Seuss books, you can collect a book mark, 4 different stickers and a certificate.
It's so easy, borrow books, read with your baby or toddler and collect from your local library!
Plus accompanying our main summer reading challenge is the mini challenge for under 4s, also themed around space and the anniversary of the moon landing.
Children can collect special stickers and earn a certificate and a medal sticker.
If you have older children they can take part in the main challenge!
(more information about Space Chase summer reading challenge for children)
Come and join in the fun at our weekly story, rhyme and music time sessions which are held in all our libraries. It is a great way of interacting with your baby or toddler. Share some old rhymes, learn some new ones and meet other families too. There are music and story times at all our libraries throughout the week at all our libraries.
Looking for more activities for preschool children? We have a variety of sessions including colouring, crafts, weaning group and messy play at different sites, plus find LEGO and DUPLO sessions at every library.
Check out Library news and events for details.
Your child is eligible for free Bookstart packs to encourage you to share books with your child and develop a love of books and reading. Babies from 0 - 12 months can receive the first Baby pack from their health visitor at the 6 - 8 week check.
They are also entitled to a pack at 3 years of age when they enter a nursery setting. Alternatively, you can collect any of these packs at your local library or Children's Centres if you have not received one.
The very interactive Bookstart website has more information on the packs as well as activities you and your child can do together.
Slough Libraries has an excellent selection of parenting and child development books and collections of books designed to explain difficult situations. (e.g. toilet training, manners, bereavement etc). Why not search the library catalogue and have a look at what you can find?
Check out Library news and events for special events throughout the year.