Support for parents and babies in libraries

Your local library is a hub of support for new parents and babies during their first twelve months and beyond. Find out how we can help your new family feel at home in the library.

New parents meet and connect

These free drop-in sessions are perfect for parents and carers with newborn babies. You’ll meet other parents of babies (up to crawling age) and support each other as your children grow.

There will also be a range of sensory equipment to explore with your baby.

Find a session in a library

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Our baby events

Support from us and health professionals

Rhyme and story of the month

Repeating the same rhymes, stories, and actions creates a connection between you and your baby while developing their listening and communication skills.

Every month, we choose a rhyme and story to share across our libraries in our rhymetime and storytime sessions. So, whichever Hampshire library you visit, you and your baby can enjoy sharing familiar rhymes and stories together.

Other help and support

These organisations can help support you and your family alongside your local library and health professionals.