Harpenden Library events

February 12th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Harpenden Library events

It is so important to talk and read to your baby or toddler to help them develop their language. It is also important to make the most of the host of local venues we have available to us like Harpenden Library.  They offer regular events that support parents and children to enjoy reading together.

Look out for Baby Rhyme Time which is on every Thursday at 10:00an to 10:30 am and from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. It is a free event but Harpenden Library does, however, welcome a voluntary contribution of £1 per family if it is possible. Baby Rhyme Times is a led fun half-hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers. Parents, carers and their babies are welcome to join in with the songs rhymes and movements and there is no need to book in advance.

We all know children love being bounced and tickled and rhymes are a great way of joining up physical and aural play entertaining babies and toddlers. They help families bond and encourage your child's language development too.

The other slot to look out for at Harpenden Library is Toddler Tales. It is held every Tuesday from 14:15 to 14:45. Again this activity is free but the library welcomes a voluntary contribution of £1 per family.
Toddler Tales is the next step on from Baby Rhyme Time and offers a lively mix of stories and rhymes for you and your child to enjoy. Sharing stories and rhymes as early as possible helps to develop their listening skills, their language and their imaginations. The stories chosen in this group are aimed more at toddlers and pre-school children but babies are of course welcome too.

After you have spent time together at Baby Rhyme or Toddler Tales you can then spend some time browsing and borrowing from Harpenden Library’s extensive range of picture books. Using the library alongside your own collection of storybooks means your family will always have a new book to enjoy together.