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The National Poetry Library has a collection of poetry and rhyming picture books especially for children, with over 4,000 titles available. It is free for children to become a member and borrow books and audio.

We also have a dedicated Reading Den (Room for Children) – a space where you can bring children to explore poetry together, play games and do puzzles.

Rug Rhymes is our free poetry session for children aged 5 and under that takes place every Friday from 10.30am – 11am.  We run special workshops and sessions for kids of all ages throughout the year during term time.

Children’s events

how to join

An adult carer is required for children to join the National Poetry Library at Southbank Centre. Please visit us in person and bring the following:

  • Photo identification, such as a current passport or driving licence
  • A bill from the last three months with your name and address on it, such as a bank statement or a utility bill