Our Library is a non-profit, volunteer-run Association, that is able to replenish its stock and to cover yearly running costs by membership donations and the proceeds from the children’s parties .
Other events are scheduled throughout the year.
Our collection of books cover the ages of toddlers through to around 16 years of age.
The categories are:
Non Fiction / Reference
Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
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Membership for permanent residents cost 15 Euros for a year.
We are located at
Via B. Rucellai 9. Florence
(near Train Station/ P.ta Prato)
c/o St. James Church (in the undercroft)
URL Our web page
The Children’s Lending Library of Florence!
Originally founded in 1973 to cater to the children of the English-speaking community, today the Library’s resources of books and DVDs in English are utilized by the Florence community as well. The Library also holds a children’s party at Easter, Halloween and Christmas which gives both parents and children a chance to meet and enjoy some of the games and activities we provide.
The library is open to the public from mid September through June.
Come and visit us !
At Halloween, Christmas & Easter we celebrate with a children’s party (members only) with seasonal craft making, games and snacks. Books & toys are on sale as well.
Book readings by authors sometimes including artistic activities such as drawing and dancing, rhythm classes and dramatization of books with young actors, bingo parties and much more….!!
Our many members are always welcome to suggest other enriching activities!
Our monthly Volunteer Committee meeting has once again been moved. This time to Friday, Nov.24, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are very sorry but the library will be closed tomorrow, Nov.16.
NO BOOK READINGS ON SATURDAY
OCTOBER 21 AND 28!!
SATURDAY 28 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 1
We have regular book readings on Saturdays, in the morning from 10:30 am to 12:30 am,
Celeste who is a regular at all book readings, reading to Gobo.
Volunteer meeting 13-Oct-17 . (10:30 am – 12:00) Please feel free to join us, new volunteers are welcome any time.
Weekly book reading – Saturdays (10:00 am – 12:00)
Halloween Party – Saturday 28-Oct-17 (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm )
Volunteer meeting 15-Sep-17 . (10:30 am – 12:00) Please feel free to join us, new volunteers are welcome any time.
Library is open on 17-Sep-17, Sunday (12:00-1:00 pm) We can’t wait to see you all and hear all about your summer adventures. A beautiful sea themed mural created by our volunteer Suzanne, our little readers and the French School children is on our wall in the library, so come and check it out and add some of your memories!