A list of our storytimes and other regular events for Under 5s


Under 5s storytimes.

Coming to a library story or rhyme session is a great way to meet other adults and children. Singing songs and listening to stories helps your child’s language, listening and concentration to develop and starts them on the road to love reading. So come along ready to join in and have fun!  You can book for our socially distanced sessions on eventbrite.


Tuesday 10.30-11.00 am. Outside storytime, drop-in.

Thursday 10.30-11.00am. Limited spaces, please book.


Tuesday 10.30-11.00am. Limited spaces, please book.


Thursday 11.00-11.30am. Please contact the library to book

Saturday 11.00am-11.30am. Please contact the library to book


Saturday 10.30-11.00am. Please contact the library to book

Tang Hall

Thursday 10.30-11.00am. Limited spaces, please book.

Friday 10.30-11.00am drop-in.


Thursday 10.30-11.00am. Limited spaces, please book.

We are unable to offer storytimes at the following libraries at the moment. Please keep checking back and we will update the page as we begin running more storytimes.

Haxby and Wiggington
New Earswick

Look, Say, Sing, Play

City of York Council has teamed up with the NSPCC, and partners across the city, to help parents and carers look, say, sing and play with their babies and toddlers, supporting their brain development. We use lots of the ideas they suggest as activities in our story times.

There is a webpage for parents to find out more and access resources at www.york.gov.uk/LSSP  The video of the launch of Look, Say, Sing, Play is available at www.facebook.com/cityofyork if you would like to see what it is all about.

Hoglets World of Tales for under 5s

Don’t miss out on the stories and songs if you can’t get to a session. We have recordings of a number of World Tales, told by Mama Hoglet, Gemma on our YouTube channel.

Available now The Rabbit and the Moon Man

Available now The Owl of Colwyd Coomb

Available now The Firebird

Available now Tidalik The Frog

Available now The Lion And The Jackals

Available now How the Jellyfish Lost his Bones

Author Jacqueline Wilson reading to children
Picture for the Reading Agency.
Childrens author Jacqueline Wilson talking to Chatterbooks club members at Worcester “Hive” library.
contact, Lynne Taylor, Programme Manager The Reading Agency.
Tel: 01249 713356 / Mob: 07500010616.