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 offer free interactive storytime sessions for preschool and primary school aged children. 

Where and when

Teatime Storytime

Inspiring after-school storytime for 3 to 8 year olds. Some sessions include a themed craft activity.

  • Gillingham - Monday, 4pm to 4.30pm
  • Rochester - Tuesday, 3.45pm to 4.15pm
  • Strood - Tuesday, 3.30pm to 4.15pm
  • Lordswood - Friday, 3.30pm to 4pm.