Babies & Toddlers

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.

Reading challenges for under 5s

We all love stickers and they are a great motivation to encourage your child to sit down and read.

Slough libraries currently has two lovely challenges to share with your children aged 0-4!

Dr Seuss Challenge

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!

Bear's Reading Adventure

Collect stickers by reading with your baby or toddler 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. 

Did you know? No overdue fines for children aged under 14!

To encourage children to read more, we have permanently removed all overdue fines for items borrowed by children aged under 14!

Story, Rhyme and Music Times

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.

We also hold these sessions every other Saturday morning at Slough central library so that Dads and other carers do not miss out on all the fun!

Check out Library news and events for details.

Recommended Reads

Fancy some Alice in Wonderland themed reads? Then check out our picture and board book suggestions to share with your child.


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 Sure Start 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.

Parents / Carers

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)

Check out Library news and events for special events throughout the year.