Bringing children into the library

Whether it is for school work or to relax, you can always find what you are looking for in our libraries’ youth sections! Albums, documentaries, novels, audio CDs, DVDs, graphic novels, manga, reviews, magazines – on loan or to consult on site.

Children and adolescents are welcome in all of our youth sections (apart from the library in the 7th district at Jean Macé), and some have a space reserved for very young children. Cushions, rugs, boxes of books they can rummage through at their leisure, secure computers so they can browse in safety...

Membership is free for children up to 17 years old as is access to our services, allowing children to:

  • borrow items
  • consult material on site
  • participate in activities

Throughout the year, you can attend regular and one-off activities in our youth spaces, where we invite story-tellers, actors, and illustrators for screenings, workshops, site visits, readings, performances, and more.

Baby books and nursery rhymes

Baby’s first foray into the world of books with stories, nursery rhymes and finger play. For 0- to 3-year-olds.

Story time

Enjoy some reading time: stories, songs, nursery rhymes, finger play, albums – read aloud or narrated. For children over 3 years old.

Discovery time

Discover contemporary art in a way that sharpens the eye, develops taste, and awakens curiosity. An encounter with original artworks from the art library’s visual and photographic collections. For children over 6 years old.

Digital meetups

To get acquainted with computers, and to discover games, colouring in, songs, and many other activities designed to develop the imagination and to have fun whilst learning! For parents and children from 6 to 13 years old.

Springtime events for Young Readers

Every year, in March, our libraries organise activities around a particular theme. For parents and children from 0 to 6 years old.

Autumn events for kids

Every year, in November, our libraries organise activities around a particular theme. For parents and children from 6 to 12 years old.