BookBus: Children's mobile library
The BookBus is a mobile library service for children 0-11 years and makes weekly stops at over 30 locations in the city.
Where does it make weekly stops?
The service is free to join and use, and you get your very own BookBus library membership card. Come and borrow story books, poetry, information and joke books or have fun with us at city events.
View the current timetable by day below:
|Monday||3pm - 3.20pm||Monmouth Drive/Rolleston
|3.30pm – 3.45pm||Wigston Lane/Aylestone Drive|
|3.50pm – 4.10pm||Heathcott Road/Neston Road|
|4.15pm – 4.30pm||Windley Road/Burnside Road|
|5pm – 5.20pm||Pendlebury Drive|
|5.35pm – 5.50pm||Sturdee Road|
|6pm – 6.15pm||Ambleside Drive|
|6.25pm – 6.40pm||Gilmorton Avenue
(community centre car park)
|6.45pm – 7pm||Milligan Road/Burgess Road|
|Tuesday||3.15pm – 3.35pm||Roborough Green/Willowbrook
|3.40pm – 3.55pm||Dudley Avenue/Kirminton Gardens|
|4pm – 4.20pm||Limehurst Road|
|4.25pm – 4.40pm||Tolcarne Road|
|5.15pm – 5.35pm||Rushford Drive|
|5.40pm – 5.55pm||Tomlin Road/Dunholme Road|
|6pm – 6.20pm||Fairfax Road/Essex Road|
|6.25pm – 6.40pm||Heybridge Road
(next to small park)
|6.45pm – 7pm||Wycombe Road|
|Wednesday||3pm – 3.30pm||Cuffling Drive/Braunstone Frith
|3.35pm – 3.50pm||Ryder Road/Denham Close|
|3.55pm – 4.15pm||Kerrial Gardens/Musson Road|
|4.20pm – 4.40pm||Falconer Crescent/Hassal Road|
|5.20pm – 5.40pm||Jersey Road/Mowmacre
|5.50pm – 6.10pm||Ingold Avenue/Hattern Road|
|6.15pm – 6.35pm||Linney Road
(rear school gates)
|6.40pm – 7pm||Cheltenham Road/Rossett Drive|
|Thursday||3pm – 3.25pm||Wellinger Way/Braunstone
|3.30pm – 3.50pm||Heyford Road|
|3.55pm – 4.15pm||Corfield Rise|
|4.20pm – 4.40pm||Herle Avenue|
|5.10pm – 5.25pm||Bainbridge Road/New Fields
|5.30pm – 5.50pm||Arden Terrace/Burnell Road|
|5.55pm – 6.15pm||Elmsthorpe Rise|
|6.20pm – 6.35pm||Boynton Road|
|6.40pm – 7pm||Erdyngton Road|
Under fives BookBus - pre-booked visits
Due to Covid-19 restrictions this service is currently unavailable.
The under fives BookBus serves children in early years settings throughout the city, visiting:
- Children, young people and family centres
- Play groups
- Community events
The under fives BookBus aims to give children a sense of the wonder and magic of books and stories by providing a stimulating environment and exciting activities. Our storytellers will bring books alive for children and, of course, there are books to borrow.
We also want workers, parents and carers to see just how important books and stories are to child development and the contribution that they make to a child's potential to learn. We provide information and training to promote this awareness.
The key to our success is fun, something our expert storytellers and staff are able to generate easily because of the passion that they have for books, stories and the work they do.
The under fives BookBus is unavailable at present for pre-booked visits. For more information about the service call 0116 454 0045.
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