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!
SPECIAL! SAVE THE DATE! Don’t miss our Saturday, May 5 BOOK READING at 11.00 a.m.
Flojtefisken the Whistling Fish – read by the author, Kate Eadie
Book Reading and Activity
Hear how she saves the day! What a fish!
for 3-8 year olds – but all ages welcome
NON MANCATE! sabato 5 maggio alle ore 11 evento speciale: lettura interattiva
Flojtefisken la Pesciolina che fischiava – letto dall’autrice, Kate Eadie
Lettura e attività varie (in italiano e inglese)
Scoprite come la pesciolina riesce a risolvere la situazione!
– imparate a fischiare come Flojtefisken
– sapreste fischiare e nuotare allo stesso tempo?
– disegna il tuo pesce
Età consigliata 3-8 anni, ma adatto a tutti!
Library Phone: 328 328 2757
Library opening hours:
Sunday 12:00-1pm Wed.10 am-12 Thurs. 4pm – 6 pm
Book readings on Saturday will be suspended due to the lack of volunteers.
The next library activity will be the Easter egg decorating party. Date: Saturday, March 24 4.00-6:00 pm
Next volunteer meeting: Friday, February 9 10:30-12:00
Volunteer meeting 08-Dec-2017 . (10:30 am – 12:00) Please feel free to join us, new volunteers are welcome any time.
Weekly book reading – 09-Dec-2017 (10:00 am – 12:00)
Christmas Party – 16-Dec-2017 (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Book reading tomorrow 25-Nov-2017, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
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.