Storytelling and Toddler groups at Dublin City Libraries
Published on 10th January 2023
Toddler Group / Baby Group/ Storytime takes place in the following Dublin City Libraries. Days and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Groups run on a weekly basis until the end of June.
Some Toddler/Baby groups do not meet during July or August or during school holidays. Please check with your library.
Donaghmede Library, Drumcondra Library, Marino Library and Phibsboro Library are not currently running toddler groups but are well-stocked and there is no shortage of board books, activity books, picture books, pop-up books, series books, oversized books, games and toys - for children to enjoy on their visits. Series books are written by the same author and/or illustrated by the same artist. The idea is that once children get to know the core characters, they will want to keep following them on their next adventure. We showcase classics that have stood the test of time as well as new titles that will become favourites. Donaghmede Library hopes to offer a sensory storytime in the future; a member of staff is taking part in a project with local creches and schools presently, so watch this space!
Toddler / Baby Group/ Storytime for children
A new Toddler Morning on Monday mornings in the Junior Library in from 10.30-11.30am.
Children's story time - Wednesdays at 3pm for ages 4 - 6.
- The Toddler Book Club meets on Thursday from 10 - 10.45am and is suitable for children aged 2 years to preschool age.
- The Baby Book Club meets on Mondays at 10am and is suitable for newborns to 2 year olds. Both clubs will include stories, activities and toys.
The Toddler Group will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.30am - 12.00pm. No need to book.
Children's story time - Wednesdays 3.15- 3.45pm for ages 3 - 8.
Toddler Storytime at the Central Library takes place every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. We have stories, some music and fun, and you're welcome to stay in the library afterwards to mingle and get to know other parents. Suitable for ages 1-3 but all are welcome.
The library also host a Mandarin Storytelling and Play Group every Wednesday at 2.30pm.
Adult and Toddler Group run by the Early Learning Initiative meets every Friday from 10.30 - 11.30am. Places are limited.
The toddler group meets every Monday and Thursday from 10.30 - 11.30am. Make friends, sing songs, listen to stories and have fun playing with all our fantastic toys.
Toddler group takes place on Thursdays from 10:30am to 12pm. The group is self-sufficient and there is a selection of suitable toys and books available and sometimes some of the parents read to the children.
The Finglas Library Junior Book Club meets at 3.45pm on the second Wednesday of every month, when we discuss the book that was chosen the previous month for children aged 9 to 12 years old.
The Toddler Book Group run by Barnardos meets on Thursdays at 10am during term-time. There are two morning sessions which are fully subscribed at the moment. Please contact Barnardos or the library for details. E: [email protected]
The toddler group meets on Wednesday mornings from 10-11am. However, it's fully booked out at present.
Toddler story time on Wednesdays at 10.30am with stories and songs.
Toddler and Storytime group facilitated by the wonderful Early Learning Initiative meets every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10.30am. The group features story-time, songs and rhymes followed by playtime. Places are limited so booking is advised - booking is via Eventbrite.
The toddler group runs on Thursday morning from 10.30 - 11.30am. Every child gets a name tag and creative toys are placed in a circle on the floor. This is to encourage the children to socialise under the supervision of their guardian. Stories are told and simple children's songs are sung.
The Raheny Library Toddler Group meets every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 11.30am (no booking required). E: [email protected]
The toddler group meets in Rathmines Library every Thursday at 1pm and runs throughout the year. The library would warmly welcome new participants so contact the library if interested. E: [email protected]
The toddler group meets every Thursday at 11am starting on November 3rd. All babies and toddlers will be welcome and there’s no need to book.
The toddler group meets every Tuesday from 10am and continues throughout the summer.
My Storytime is suitable for babies from 0 - 2 yrs old and meets every Tuesday from 10.45 - 11.30am. It includes stories and songs. Places are limited so please email [email protected]
My Sensory Hour for primary school children and their parents/carers takes place from 3.30 - 4.30pm each week.
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Further reading: Children's books on feelings and emotions and our sensory services.