Library services for 0 - 4 year olds

Babies and young children love books; cuddling up and sharing a book is a great way to spend time together and gives your child a head start.

We have a fantastic range of books for babies and young children - you can borrow up to 12 for 3 weeks at a time, all for FREE!

Please don’t worry about your little one being noisy in the library or damaging any of our library books. We want you to enjoy coming to the library and sharing books at home with your children. We do understand that accidents happen, and we have a policy of not charging for any books damaged by 0 to 4 year olds.

Children can join the library at any age – either join online or simply visit your local library.

Find out more about joining Cambridgeshire Libraries.

Parent or carer reading with their child in a library

Books for 0 to 4 year olds

  • Board books: sturdy books for little hands.
  • Picture books: beautifully illustrated stories to share.
  • Stories in other languages: board books and picture books for families whose first language is not English
  • Digital
  • Story collections: including bedtime stories, fairy tales.
  • Nursery rhyme collections: books and CDs of rhymes to enjoy.
  • Early Learning books e.g., colours, shapes, animals: help your child understand the world around them.
  • New Experience: comforting books to help your child face new situations such as going to the doctor’s, starting playgroup or the arrival of a new baby.
  • Parenting: books to help you as a parent, offering advice such as weaning, feeding, potty training and coping with toddlers!

We are also able to order a Bookstart Book Pack you haven’t received one form your Health Visitor. See our Bookstart page for more details.

Events and activities

Libraries offer Rhymetimes and Storytimes as well as other activities.

Ask your local library for more information or visit: