19 books & toy library memberships for kids in Bangalore

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Thinking of a book and toy library membership for your child? In part one of the series, BuzzingBubs recommends 19 fantastic libraries in Bangalore that cater to the reader in your child!

We all owe our childhoods to wonderful books, toys and board games that populated our imagination and powered our curiosity. These 19 book and toy libraries have everything that a child could ask for – tons of books, exciting board games, lovely reading corners, eats and treats to go with the adventures and toys galore!

Libraries like Hippocampus and The Reading Room regularly hold activities for children, including book clubs and jolly phonics classes that encourage independent reading and curiosity. They also include personal recommendations from the librarians.

Pick up a book/toy library membership today for your kids and you’ll soon find yourself wishing you were a child again!

1 Hippocampus Children’s Experience Centre , Koramangala

Address
No 525, 16th Main,
3rd Block,
Koramangala,
Bangalore 560034
Timings
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Contact person
Ms Sneha
View phone no.+91-80-25630206 +91-80-41101927

One of Bangalore’s most beloved children’s libraries and activity centres, Hippocampus is home to thousands of books, CDs and games. It also sees a never-ending stream of activities for kids and it also brings out a fun ‘Good Reading Guide’ with book recommendations for kids.

Age group
0 - 16 years
Collection
Over 15,000 books
Facility Details
✓ Wifi✓ Restrooms✓ Parking✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

Membership Details →


2 Easy Library , Koramangala

Address
No 232, 2nd Main Road,
7th Cross Road,
Nirguna Mandir Layout,
S T Bed Layout,
Koramangala,
Bangalore - 560034
Timings
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Closed on Wednesday
Contact person
Chaitra
View phone no.+91-9538752230

From short stories and picture books to mythology and self-help books for kids, Easylib boasts of some fantastic categories for children. Their catalogue is very comprehensive.

Age group
All ages
Collection
5000 plus books
Facility Details
✓ Wifi✓ Restrooms✓ Parking✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

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3 ThinkBox Children’s Library , C. V. Raman Nagar, Malleshpalya

Address
Anmol Plaza, 1st Floor,
Above Bank of India,
Opp. Vignannagar Bus Stop,
Vignannagar,
Malleshpalya Main Road,
Bangalore - 560075
Timings
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Contact person
Anandi / Bhakti
View phone no.+91-80-64569955 +91-9886406491

One of the oldest children’s libraries in the city, ThinkBox also pioneered activity centres for toddlers and preschoolers. Packed to the rafters with books and board games of every size, shape and level, ThinkBox has one of the most extensive and thorough book catalogues for children in the city.

Age group
1 to 16 years
Collection
Over 6,500 Children's books spanning various genres and age groups
Facility Details
✓ Restrooms✓ Parking✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

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4 Nool Library , C. V. Raman Nagar, Kaggadaspura

Address
BMP No 8,
First Floor, First Cross,
Kaggadaspaura,
C V Raman Nagar,
Bangalore 560093
Timings
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday holiday
Contact person
Anitha Annamalai
View phone no.+91-8951517171

Want a library that stocks books not only in English but also in the regional languages? NOOL library has centres across Bangalore and has books for both adults and children. It has a lovely collection of children’s books, bestsellers, board books, fiction as well as non-fiction from various publications.

Age group
For all age groups
Collection
25,000+ all regional books
Facility Details
✓ Parking✓ Baby Changing station✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

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5 Kids Kouch , Marathahalli

Address
Shop No. 6, 1st Floor,
CRM Sowbhagya Annexe,
Varthur Main Road,
Near Purva Riviera Apartments,
Near Spice Garden Bus Stop,
Marathahalli,
Bengaluru 560037
Timings
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Contact person
Deepali
View phone no.+91-80-28524400

Kids Kouch is a beautiful library nestled within a furniture showroom. With more than 8000 titles for children in the 2-14 age group, Kids Kouch is especially famous for its fantastic collection of non-fiction books, including encyclopedia, dictionaries and knowledge series. It also stocks the complete Time Life Educational Series.

Age group
2 to 14 yrs
Collection
8000+
Facility Details
✓ Parking✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner✓ Cafe

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6 The Reading Room , J. P. Nagar

Address
#165/A First Floor,
“Shashi”, 6th Main,
J P Nagar 3rd Phase,
Bangalore 560078
Timings
Open between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Saturday between 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Except on Sundays & Tuesdays
Contact person
Falak Randerian
View phone no.+91-9964495522

There are many things that make ‘The Reading Room’ unique. Its librarian, Falak Randerian, is something of an early reader whisperer, who can handpick exactly the kind of books that each child will love. It also has phonics classes and book clubs, so reading is approached in a holistic way with both independent and shared reading experiences.

Age group
0 to 12 years
Collection
Over 700 books
Facility Details
✓ Restrooms✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

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7 MyMitra Children’s Library , Jayanagar

Address
244/D, 32nd Cross,
7th Block,
Jayanagar,
Bangalore 560082
Timings
10:00am to 1:00 pm
Monday to Friday
Contact person
Janhavi Lakshminarayanan
View phone no.+91-9945499737

MyMitra children’s library in Jayanagar is literally a child’s friend stocking a variety of books for children in all age groups. You have the range of books for toddlers, beginners, pre-teens, and teens. It also stocks good fiction and non-fiction books for adults. You can also find books on self-help, bilingual, and Kannada books.

Age group
From infants to teens
Collection
10,000 handpicked books
Facility Details
✓ Reading Corner

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8 KydZ Adda Masti Unlimited , Banashankari

Address
2nd Floor, 980, 13th Cross,
Banashankari, 2nd Stage,
Bangalore - 560070
Timings
10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Contact person
Deepti
View phone no.+91-9686888222

Apart from the tons of beautiful titles for children and teenagers, KydzAdda library also boasts of a cafeteria and plenty of reading space for the kids.

Age group
1 to 10 years
Collection
Around 1000 books
Facility Details
✓ Wifi✓ Restrooms✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner✓ Cafe

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9 Young Creators Den , Banashankari 1st Stage

Address
No 4, 7th Cross,
Ashok Nagar,
Banashankari 1st Stage,
Bengaluru 560050
Timings
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact person
T Vasnatha kumari
View phone no.+91-9341218387

Started in 1995 by Mrs. T. Vasanthakumari, Young Creators Den library is rooted in Maria Montessori’s principles of child-led discovery and learning. It stocks tons of books, games, puzzles, and craft items. Every year about 25-40 new books are added to the stock. The library also conducts various extra-curricular activities for kids.

Age group
4.5 to 15 yrs
Collection
3500+
Facility Details
✓ Kid-friendly Furniture

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10 Hangout Library , Bellandur

Address
Near Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse,
Green Glen Layout, Bellandur,
Bangalore 560103
Timings
10:30 am to 8:00 pm
Closed on Mondays
View phone no.+91-80-40925506 +91-9980300816

Want to lose yourself in a book over a cup of hot chocolate? Hangout Library is the place for you. Look for their multilingual books and handpicked children’s books in almost every category, apart from books for adults as well.

Age group
2 to 14 years
They also have books for adults.
Collection
Over 9,000 + books
Facility Details
✓ Wifi✓ Restrooms✓ Parking✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

Membership Details →


11 ReadNGrow Kids’ Library , Bellandur

Address
UpToSchoolWorksheets,
1st Flr, Arunachaleshwar Complex,
75/1 Bellandur Main Road,
Opp Bangalore Central Mall,
Bellandur,
Bangalore 560037
Timings
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Contact person
Shiffauli
View phone no.+91-9611146074

Located in Bellandur, ReadNGrow Kids’Library is packed with books for children and also conducts storytelling sessions and after-school activities. With affordable membership plans, it also brings together children’s authors and storytellers for different events.

Age group
up to 17 yrs
Collection
3000 - 4000
Facility Details
✓ Wifi✓ Cctv Enabled✓ Parking✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Cafe

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12 Kutoohala , Basavangudi

Address
1/1, Ratnavilas Road,
Next to Pai Vista Convention Hall,
Basavangudi,
Bangalore - 560004
Timings
Monday to Friday:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact person
Gayathri/Kavita
View phone no.+91-80-69999450 +91-9611119478

Kutoohala is a space with an exclusive children’s books and toy store, children’s library, creative workshops and much more for kids up to 12 years of age.

Age group
1 to 12 years
Collection
2000 plus handpicked book titles
100 plus toys in the store
2800 plus handpicked book titles in the library
80 plus events and workshops for children and parents every year
Facility Details
✓ Restrooms✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

Membership Details →


13 Discover Kids , HSR Layout

Address
#27, 18th Cross, 9th Main,
Sector 7, HSR Layout,
Bangalore - 560102
Timings
Tuesday to Friday:
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday to Sunday:
11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Closed on Monday
Contact person
Subhashini
View phone no.+91-9880650266

The best part of Discover Kids is that it is a complete reading experience. With books, games and CDs to a play area where children can socialize and free Wi-Fi that helps children research and learn interesting things about the books they are reading, Discover Kids is a fun-filled library and one of the oldest children’s libraries in the city.

Age group
2 to 12 years
Collection
Over 8000+ books
Facility Details
✓ Wifi✓ Restrooms✓ Kid-friendly Furniture✓ Reading Corner

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14 Eloor Libraries , Infantry Road

Address
G-09, Blue Cross Chambers,
Infantry Road Cross,
Bangalore 560001
Timings
10:00 am -7:00 pm (All seven days)
Contact person
Gopal Rao / Arun
View phone no.+91-80-25591408 +91-80-42057280

One of the oldest libraries in the city, Eloor has been around for more than 34 years and has one of the finest collection of books in the city. It is known for its eclectic range of literature and magazines across all categories, for both children and adults.

Age group
5 yrs +
Collection
80,000 - 90,000

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15 Tailorbird Children’s Library & Learning Centre , AECS Layout

Address
1604, 5th Main,
E Block, AECS layout,
Kundalahalli,
Bangalore 560037
Timings
10:30 am to 7:30 pm
Contact person
Latha Srinivasan
View phone no.+91-80-28543399 +91-80-28543400

Located in AECS Layout, the Tailorbird Children’s Library and Learning Centre is a spacious and well-stocked library that offers carefully curated and age-appropriate books, multimedia, puzzles, science kits and more. They also offer after-school activities like writing, book clubs and activities involving science, math, and magic.

Age group
up to 14 yrs
Collection
9000

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16 Rainbow Club Kids Library & Activity Centre , Malleshwaram

Address
#54/B, 17th Cross, Malleshwaram
Bangalore - 560055
Timings
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Contact person
Shubha/Sujatha
View phone no.+91-9449340975 +91-9448292516

Rainbow Club Kids Library in Malleshwaram has more than 6000 books, CDs, puzzles, and games for children. It also conducts drawing, painting and shloka classes, apart from classes in Carnatic music.

Collection
6000 +
Facility Details
✓ Parking✓ Reading Corner

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17 Inferalpha Children’s Library

Address
Online Service providing Home delivery of books
Timings
Monday to Saturday
Contact person
Aarthi Ramasubramanian
View phone no.+91-9620034565

If you would you like to get personalized book recommendations for your child, look no further. InferAlpha library stocks books for children between 0-10 yrs of age. From classics to folktales, they have it all, including books in Kannada. If a book is unavailable, they go out of their way to source it for you.

Age group
Below 10 yrs
Collection
1000+

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18 Funrento

Address
Online store
Timings
Always open
View phone no.+91-9108365706

Check out Funrento’s catalogue, which spans an entire range of toys for all age groups. Whether it’s a stacking game, a kitchen set or a skateboard, you can find anything that’s trending with the kids in this toy store.

Age group
0 to 12 years

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19 Toys-on-Rent

Address
Prince Town,

Jalahalli West,

Bangalore 
560015
Timings
Always open
View phone no.+91-8095898364

Looking for specialized toys for your infants and toddlers that encourage developmental milestones? Toys-on-Rent is the place for you. From magic writing pads and light up phones to skates for toddlers and baby vacuum cleaners, you can find many innovative toys for the younger lot in this toy library.

Age group
0 to 7 years
Collection
Over hundreds of branded toys

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