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Under 5s - childminders and playgroups

Playgroups and childminders can borrow extra children’s books for 12 weeks.

Complete a registration form at your local library to get your card.

Childminders will need to bring their childminder registration to get a group card.

Playgroups, as well as parent and toddler groups, can also arrange storytime or rhymetime sessions in the library.

Playgroup book boxes

At some libraries, playgroups can borrow a box of 30 pre-selected books.  These are exchanged 2 times per year.

The boxes contain board books, rhymes, stories, ‘joining in’ books and non-fiction.

We can deliver directly to you, or you can exchange them at most libraries.

  • For most libraries, ask staff for a registration form. We will let you know when your first book box is ready
  • At Eastbourne Library and Hampden Park Library, please ask for the under 5s group ticket instead.

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