The Children's Lending Library, Florence, Italy


Children’s library

Christmas Party 2018

Christmas 2017
We look forward to wishing you Happy Holidays on Saturday, December 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm (see attachment) during our annual Christmas party!
Please take note that our last Book Reading for this year will take place tomorrow, Saturday December 9. The library will be closed for the holidays from December 22 to
January 6, 2018. The library will be re-open on January 7, 2018 following our regular Sunday opening hours (12:00-1:00pm).
Best wishes to all and thank you for your continuous support of the Children’s Lending Library!

Book reading – 25/Mar/17

Sometimes it is best to get our listeners to choose what books they want to listen to. Today, the youngest one who is two decided she wanted Angie to read Curious George for her, so Curious George it was. The adults, the children and the little dog enjoyed it.



Monthly Events – December



Christmas Party for members only 3-Dec-16 (4:00 pm -6:00 pm)

Library is CLOSED on Thursday 8-Dec-16

Volunteer meeting      9-Dec-16 . (10:30 am – 12:00)  Please feel free to join us, new volunteers are welcome any time.

Monthly book reading    10-Dec-16 (10:00 am – 12:00)

The library will be also be closed for holidays from Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, January 7, reopening on January 8 according to regular library hours as follows:

Sunday: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Wednesday: from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Thursday: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm



Thanksgiving book reading

Thanksgiving book reading on 12th November was a big hit and there were 12 children who enjoyed listening to the book reading, doing thanksgiving craft, coloring thanksgiving related pictures and listening to turkey songs.





Monthly Events – November



Volunteer meeting      11-Nov-16 . (10:30 am – 12:00)  Please feel free to join us, new volunteers are welcome any time.

Thanksgiving book reading    12-Nov-16 (10:00 am – 12:00)

Free English lessons for children of all ages   25-Nov-16 (10:00 am – 12:00)

Welcome to the Children’s Lending Library

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:

Board Books

Picture Books

Easy  Readers

Junior Fiction

Non Fiction / Reference

Opening Times

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 a

 Via B. Rucellai  9.    Florence

(near Train Station/ P.ta Prato) 

Phone 328.32.82.757 

c/o  St. James Church (in the undercroft)


URL Our web page

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Welcome to 

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 !

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Events during the year.

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.

Other events:

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!

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