Services for 5 and under

What does Inverclyde Libraries have for 0-5 year olds?

Until we can meet again in the library as normal why not try some of these wonderful websites which will help you keep reading and having fun!

Please check the section of this page with the heading 'External links' for the clickable links to the websites listed below.

Learning and Activity Resources:

This is a place where parents, librarians, and teachers can find good children’s books as well as engaging learning ideas, resources, and community. 

Rhymes for parents to be

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Book Lists and Reading Resources:

Whether you’re taking a family road trip or at home reading with kids of different ages, you want books that ALL your kids will enjoy. 

Audible is offering free stories for all students for as long as the schools are closed. 


Storytime 4 Hometime with James Mayhew. 3pm everyday.  

A different story read each night just before bedtime 

Join families all over Scotland to watch our scheduled programme of broadcasts and use our learning resources. You can also talk about the event online with everyone else watching; simply follow @Scottishbktrust on Twitter and use the hashtag #BBCAuthorsLive. You might even get to chat with some of the authors! 


Libraries Welcome Families

You’re never too young to get a library card.  We want every child to be a library member so you can sign your child up for membership from birth!

Come along with your child to see how the library works – you’ll find that nobody says ‘shhhh’ in libraries anymore! 

Lots of Books

All libraries have an excellent selection of board and picture books which have been specially selected for 0-5 year olds.

You can borrow 20 books at a time at no cost and we do not charge children for overdue books if you keep them a little bit longer!

Reading books with your child is a great way to bond and build attachment, boost vocabulary and develop emotional wellbeing.  Plus, it’s good fun!

Toys for Play

We have a good variety of toys in all libraries. Children can play while parents pick books or have a time-out with a hot drink from our machines.

Digital services

Some of our libraries have ipads with age-appropriate apps for children to access during library visits.

Bookbug Sessions

Until we can run Bookbug sessions in the library you can still join in the fun Online.  Visit our Facebook Page to take part in our weekly Bookbug sessions on Mondays, Monthly Bedtime Bookbug sessions.


Inverclyde Libraries want to make our services as accessible as possible for everyone. We hold a range of sensory equipment for use in the library as detailed on our Au-some Libraries page and have adaptive technology suited to a wide range of needs, for further information visit our Accessibility page.


Libraries Online Bookbug Bookbug Loves a Story!