Things to do with a baby, toddler or kids in Brussels: Check out a book at the Children’s Library

Mooo
Mooo

I constantly get amazed at how many great resources and things to do with kids there are in Brussels. Especially when I get a hot tip on an English-language Children’s Library right in our very backyard in Woluwe Saint-Pierre. Thank you so much to Pippa for cluing us in!

Set back from the street a ways, the library is housed along with a ludotheque in an intriguing old home surrounded by a garden. Head up the stairs and to the left and sure enough, there it is. A 20 sq meter space packed floor to ceiling with loads of children’s book. Board books on the bottom all the way up to early teen novels near the top of the shelves. So many books and a nostalgic atmosphere of the children’s library section you visited growing up complete with little cards that get stamped with the date when you check them out.

With so many options we had a lengthy negotiation process but ultimately all left happy. To check out books, you have to sign up for a library card that is 4 EUR per year. Then you can check out up to three books for 50 cents. 50 cents! If you are addicted to acquiring children’s books like me, this is a real coup. 🙂 You can keep your books for two weeks and then the fun begins again.

The library is only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays so you have to plan things a bit. Saturday morning has story time every other week.

Happy reading

Where: Center Crousse, Rue au Bois, 11 — 1150 Brussels

When:

  • Wednesday 3-5.30 pm
  • Saturday 10-12.30 pm
  • Closed on public holidays
  • School Holidays – opening times may vary, changes will be posted on this site
The adventure begins
The adventure begins
Some magic
Some magic
Deep in thought. Is this my book?
Deep in thought. Is this my book?
Color
Color
Endless possibilities
Endless possibilities
Come for the books, stay for the storytime
Come for the books, stay for the storytime
Shadows and light
Shadows and light
There is magic everywhere
There is magic everywhere
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