Enjoying books is the first step towards learning to read, and being ready for school.
Join the library
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Online Craft Times
Watch one of our videos and share an activity with your child in our Online Craft Times.
Reading Well for children
Reading Well for children aims to support children with their mental health and wellbeing through the power of books. The collection includes titles for children aged 7 to 11 to read with their family or by themselves.
This book collection contains a mixture of fiction and non-fiction titles chosen by a group of health experts together with children and their families. Topics covered include coping with feelings and worries, daily life and getting through a tough time.
Helping hand with learning to read and homework
For children who are just learning to read, here are some ideas about the different types of books your child will enjoy. Find out about how libraries support the homework and information needs of children of all ages too.
Online story writing workshop
Is your child a budding writer? Children’s author Catherine Emmett has made us a fantastic video workshop on writing stories to share with families.
Whether your child wants to improve their story writing skills to help with school work or they just love writing for fun there are some great ideas and tips here to help them get started, develop their story and come up with a fantastic ending.
Catherine Emmett is author of King of the Swamp and The Pet.
Family reading activities
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10 Library Things to do for children
Want to help your child make the most of their local library? We’ve put together a checklist of 10 Library Things to do – have a look today and see how many you can check off.