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Your children’s library favourites are now online!

Four images of families enjoying paper crafts, building blocks and videos on their tablet and laptop
19 March 2020

We’re bringing our popular rhymetimes, story times and crafts online with videos featuring our library stars from across Essex.

Join in with the actions and sing along to some much-loved songs and rhymes with our online rhymetimes. Enjoy sharing stories with our online story times, reading together is so much fun and it’s good for us too! Be inspired and get creative as you build, craft and create with one of our online craft videos. Our first video is a Construction Club Online session where we make something with long legs, a long neck and spots!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we share children’s videos throughout the week. You can find links to any rhymetime and story time or any craft time you may have missed on our website. While you’re there check out everything else we offer including children’s e-Books, more from our e-Library and learning resources and homework support.