Reading to children introduces them to different types of language, rhythms and sounds. It builds their vocabulary, helps to develop their listening skills, and teaches them about subjects that might not come up in everyday conversation.

Studies shows that pre-school children exposed to books tend to do better at school and develop a love of reading for pleasure.

Medway Libraries offers free interactive storytime sessions for children that include a range of stories and rhymes. Some libraries offer craft activities too.

Where and when


Fun sessions for pre-schooler's that include stories and rhymes

Teatime Storytime

Inspiring after school storytime for three to eight-year-olds

  • Gillingham - Monday, 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Lordswood - Friday, 3.30pm to 4pm (Term time only) 
  • Luton - Thursday, 3.45pm to 4.15pm
  • Strood - Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm