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Middlesbrough Libraries, Middlesbrough Children’s Centre and Middlesbrough 0-19 Healthy Child Service brings you BORO BABIES.

A FREE information event providing you with the answers to any questions you may have about the first months of your baby’s life.

We know that the arrival of a new baby can lead to a range of varying and unlimited questions, so our exhibitors and professionals are here to make that journey a little easier for you and the baby.

This event is suitable for pregnant Mums and parents and carers with a baby under the age of one, who live in Middlesbrough. 

Each Boro Babies attendee will receive a free goody bag as well as the chance to win a range of prizes including:  

  • A book hamper from National Literacy Trust Middlesbrough 
  • £50 of TK Maxx vouchers, provided by Captain Cook Square
  • Middlesbrough Football Club signed baby grow
  • 200 Swim and Sports Village soft play vouchers
  • Gym membership from Everyone Active
  • Costa hamper
  • Free breakfast voucher from Toby Carvery
  • £15 The Entertainer voucher

Pre Bookable Sessions

Baby Massage with Ellen Holmes
11.45am – 12.15pm // 1pm – 1.30pm
This is suitable for new-born babies up to 12 months (please note that older babies must be able to lie still). Expectant parents will be provided with a doll.
A wonderful way to strengthen the bond between you and the child. This is the perfect chance to learn some simple massage techniques that can benefit your baby in many ways.

Music Bugs with Melanie Bullivant
10.45am – 11.15am // 12.30pm – 1pm
This is suitable for new-born babies up to 12 months (please note that older babies must be able to lie still).
A wonderful way to introduce music and singing into your baby’s life in a multisensory environment. A fun and exciting session with a large variety of fantastic props.

Featured Exhibitors 2018

  • Stop Smoking
  • Dental Health
  • Health Visitors
  • Children’s Centres
  • Water Babies
  • NCT
  • Middlesbrough Breastfeeding Pillow Library/Teesside Sling Library
  • Boots – Opticians, Advantage card. No 7 and Healthcare
  • Jen Hart Photography
  • Family Information Service
  • Fire Brigade
  • Tilly’s Cupcakes
  • Mess Around Teesside

A perfect area for you to rest, breastfeed and have refreshments whilst being pampered by a Boots No 7 advisor!

Register for a FREE ticket then choose which workshops and sessions you would like to attend.

This is just a selection of what will be on offer! More will be added in the coming weeks.

This really is a must-attend event – especially for first time parents!

Central Library

The Central Public Library was officially opened in 1912 by Alderman Amos Hinton. Built on two plots of land, one donated by Sir Hugh Bell, the other by Alderman Amos Hinton, the foundation stone was laid in 1910 and the building, sometimes known as the Carnegie Library, was officially opened on May 8, 1912. Featuring a classical design selected from 203 submissions, its architects were Messrs. S. B. Russell and T. E. Cooper, of Gray's Inn Square, London.

In its original form, it provided a lending library where boys' and girls' sections were separated by a screen, a ladies' reading room, a central news room with a separate entrance in Grange Road, and on the first floor were the law and patent and reference libraries. This was Middlesbrough's first purpose-built premises to house its public library.

Further contact information

Lending Library: 01642 729002;

Reference Library: 01642 729001;

Opening times

Monday 9.30am-7pm
Tuesday 9.30am-7pm
Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
Thursday 9.30am-7pm
Friday 9.30am-5pm
Saturday 9.30am-5pm
Sunday Closed