Rhymetimes and Storytimes - all libraries

Rhymetimes are song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers and their caregivers are held in all branches of Reading Libraries. Sessions last half an hour and include all kinds of nursery rhymes and songs.

At a storytime, an experienced storyteller will bring stories to life for the under 5s.

Christmas Rhymetimes

  • Reading Monday 18th December 10.30 - 11.00.
  • Palmer Park Tuesday 19th December 10.00 - 10.30.
  • Caversham Monday 18th December 1.45 - 3.00 Contact library for tickets.
  • Whitley Thursday 14th December 11.00 - 11.30.
  • Southcote Thursday 14th December 9.30 - 10.00 and Friday 15th December 10.30 - 11.00 Booking essential.
  • Tilehurst Monday 18th December 10.00 - 10.45
  • Battle Friday 22nd December 10.00 - 10.30 and 11.15 - 11.45.

There will be NO Rhymetimes at Central Library from Tuesday 19th December to Monday 4th January. 

Reading Central


Monday 10.30 to 11am 

Wednesday 10.30 to 11am 

Thursday 10.30 to 11am 

Saturday 10.30 to 11am 

Caversham Library


Tuesday 10.15 to 10.45am and 11.15 to 11.45am

Wednesday 2.15 to 2.45pm 

Storytime - term time only

Thursday 2pm to 2.30pm 

Battle Library


Friday 10 to 10.30am and 11.15 to 11.45am 


Tuesday 2.15 to 2.45pm

Saturday 11.30am to midday

Tilehurst Library


Monday 9.30 to 10am and 10.45 to 11.15am 

Thursday 2.15 to 2.45pm 

Southcote Library


Thursday 9.30 to 10am

Friday 10.15 to 10.45am

Palmer Park Library


Tuesday 10 to 10.30am

Thursday 10.30 to 11am

Whitley Library


Tuesday 2.15 to 2.45pm

Thursday 11.15 to 11.45am


Sessions at all libraries are popular and can be very busy. You will have to book sessions at Caversham and Southcote Libraries.

With space at a premium, parking buggies and prams can be a problem. 

For the safety of all library users, please follow the guidance of library staff.


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