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BookBuses: Children's mobile libraries

We have two mobile libraries for children - a children's BookBus that makes weekly stops in more than 30 locations and an under fives BookBus that serves early years settings across the city.

Children's BookBus - 'Look out for the BookBus near you!'

Find out when and where the children's BookBus stops by downloading a copy of the timetable at the bottom of this page.

Where does it make weekly stops?

Our children's BookBus provides a traditional library service for children up to 11 years old. It makes weekly stops in more than 30 locations in the city including Saffron Lane and Eyres Monsell, Gilmorton, Thurnby Lodge, Netherhall, Northfields, Braunstone Frith, New Parks, Mowmacre Hill, Stocking Farm and Braunstone. 

The service is free to join and use, and you get your very own BookBus library membership card. 

Come and borrow story books, poetry, information and joke books or have fun with us at city events. 

Under fives BookBus - available for pre-booked visits

The under fives BookBus serves children in early years settings throughout the city, visiting:

  • Children's centres
  • Playgroups
  • Crèches
  • Parent and toddler groups
  • Community events

The under fives BookBus aims to give children a sense of the wonder and magic of books and stories by providing a stimulating environment and exciting activities. Our storytellers will bring books alive for children and, of course, there are books to borrow.

We also want workers, parents and carers to see just how important books and stories are to child development and the contribution that they make to a child's potential to learn. We provide information and training to promote this awareness.

The key to our success is fun, something our expert storytellers and staff are able to generate easily because of the passion that they have for books, stories and the work they do.

Contact us

The under fives BookBus is available for pre-booked visits. For more information about the service call 0116 454 0045.

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