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Libraries update:

Following government guidelines face coverings must be worn at all times when visiting any of our libraries, unless you are exempt from doing so.

Frequently asked questions about our services during our phased re-opening.

Children

Enjoying books is the first step towards learning to read, and being ready for school.

Join the library

Make sure your child has a library card; it’s quick and easy to join them up. 

Join the library service

Online Craft Times

Watch one of our videos and share an activity with your child in our Online Craft Times.

All of 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.

Family reading activities

Check out these creative ideas to extend the fun of your child's favourite story and some fun reads that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors!

Parent information

Sign up for our parents' e-newsletter, which is produced three times a year, to keep up to date with all our latest news. 

Find out more about books to support parents and carers dealing with those challenging issues associated with bringing up children.

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.

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