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Regular library events for children under five years old

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Find a children's event at a library near you, including Rhyme Times, Story Times, Library Gets Lively and Fantastic Family Fun. All are free to attend and you don't need to be a library member to come along.

  • children should be accompanied by a parent/carer or other responsible adult
  • please check with the library to check if events are running between Christmas and New Year


Event            Age range   DayTimeFrequencyTelephone
BlandfordRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday2.30pm to 3pmWeekly01258 452075
BlandfordLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sThursday10am to  10.30amWeekly01258 452075
BlandfordLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sFriday10am to 10.30amWeekly01258 452075
BlandfordStory TimeUnder 7sSaturday10am to 10.30amMonthly01258 452075
BridportStory TimeUnder 5sFriday10.30am to 11amWeekly01308 422778
BridportRhyme TimeUnder 5sMonday and Wednesday10.30am to 11amWeekly01308 422778
ChristchurchRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday10.45am to 11.15amWeekly01202 485938
ChristchurchLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sMonday

10.15am to 10.45am

Weekly01202 485938
ChristchurchLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sFriday2.15pm to 2.45pmWeekly01202 485938
Corfe Mullen with Corfe Mullen Children's CentreRhyme TimeUnder 5sMonday10.30am to 11.30amWeekly (term time only)01202 659755
Corfe MullenLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sSaturday10.30am to 12pmWeekly01202 659755
Dorchester Rhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday

10.30am to 11am

2.30pm to 3pm

Weekly01305 224440
DorchesterLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sSaturday10am to 10.30amWeekly01305 224440
FerndownRhyme TimeUnder 5sFriday10am to 10.30amWeekly01202 874542
FerndownStory Time4-6yr oldsSaturday11am to 11.30amWeekly01202 874542
GillinghamRhyme TimeUnder 5sMonday10.15am to 10.45amWeekly01747 822180
GillinghamLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sThursday10.15am to 10.45amWeekly 01747 822180
HighcliffeLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sFriday11am to 11.30amWeekly01425 272202
LittlemoorRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday10.45am to 11.10amWeekly01305 812350
LittlemoorLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sSaturday10.45am to 11.15amWeekly01305 812350
Lyme RegisLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sMonday10.30am to 11amWeekly01297 443151
Lytchett MatraversRhyme TimeUnder 5sMonday2.30pm to 2.50pmWeekly (excluding Bank Holidays)01202 621281
Lytchett MatraversLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sSaturday10.30am to 11amWeekly01202 621181
Portland TophillRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday2.15pm to 3pmWeekly01305 820171
ShaftesburyRhyme TimeUnder 5sThursday2.30pm to 3pmWeekly01747 852256
ShaftesburyFantastic Family FunUnder 5sSaturday10.30am to 11amWeekly01747 852256
SherborneRhyme TimeUnder 5sFriday10.30am to 11amWeekly01935 812683
SherborneLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sTuesday10.30am to  11.15amWeekly01935 812683
Sturminster NewtonRhyme TimeUnder 5sFriday2.15pm to 2.45pmWeekly01258 472669
Sturminster NewtonStory TimeUnder 5sMonday10.15am to 10.45amWeekly (term time)01258 472669
SwanageRhyme TimeUnder 5sFriday11am to  11.30amWeekly01929 423485
UptonRhyme TimeUnder 5sWednesday2.15pm to 2.45pmweekly01202 623744
VerwoodRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday10.15am to 10.45amWeekly01202 822972
VerwoodLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sThursday10.15am to 10.45amWeekly01202 822972
WarehamRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday2.15pm to 2.45pmWeekly01929 556146
WarehamLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sFriday11am to 11.30amWeekly01929 556146
West MoorsRhyme TimeUnder 5sThursday10.30am to 11.15amWeekly01202 873272
WeymouthRhyme TimeUnder 5sTuesday10.30am to  11amWeekly01305 762410
WeymouthRhyme Time ExtraUnder 5sFriday10.30am to 11.30amWeekly01305 762410
WeymouthLibrary Gets LivelyUnder 5sSaturday10.30am to 11amWeekly01305 762410
Wyke RegisRhyme TimeUnder 5sWednesday2.15pm to 2.45pmWeekly01305 760191
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