The best youth libraries in Paris


Cultivating free to Paris, it is possible with sixty local libraries spread over the territory. Younger guests can also access a wide variety of books (albums, novels, comics ...) as the catalog of the city is extended. Selection of the best five of the capital youth libraries.

The Library Happy Hour

One of the oldest Parisian libraries. The catalog of Heure Joyeuse specializes in children's literature: it offers almost 30 000 titles and 3000 database and a historical collection (available by appointment) that brings together thousands of publications, books and images periodicals for children of the seventeenth century to the present.

  • 6-12 rue Saint Severin Priests, 75005 Paris (RER or M & deg; St. Michael)
  • Website of the library of the Happy Hour
  • Hours:
    - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    - Wednesday, Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

    Library Hergé

    Another specialized library titles for youth over 20 000 pounds and 5000 BD gathered in a bright and modern space. From infancy to adolescence, everyone will find happiness! A warm place in Flanders and the commercial area near many schools and colleges.

    • 2 rue Department, 75019 Paris (M & deg; Stalingrad)
    • library's website HergĂ©
    • Hours:
      - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
      - Wednesday: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
      - Saturday: from 10:00 to 18:00

      Library Marguerite Duras

      This latest library has collected since its opening (in June 2010) an impressive stock of youth books: almost 18 000 titles and 5000 BD. Out of more than 4000 m & sup2; and 4 levels, it offers many play spaces and multimedia stations. On the ground floor, a terrace also welcomes young readers.

      • 115 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris (M & deg; Porte de Bagnolet)
      • site of the library Marguerite Duras
      • Hours:
        - Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
        - Wednesday: 10:00 to 19:00
        - Saturday: from 10:00 to 18:00
        - Open on Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

        Library Fessart

        A small fund 9000 youth titles for the library Fessart but many events, lectures and debates for young people. First public library to have a reserved fund for children, she still devotes an entire floor to youth collections with playground area and comics.

        • 6 Rue Fessart, 75019 Paris (M & deg; Jordan)
        • library's website Fessart
        • Hours:
          - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: from 13h to 19h
          - Wednesday, Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

          Media Jean-Pierre Melville

          This large library of 3500 m & sup2; 5 levels and more than 23 000 titles for children and BD 4000. Its architectural glass and aluminum is a light, modern space. Animations and exhibitions are often proposed to enhance youth collection.