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also known as: Libraries.

There is lots for children in our libraries - books, audiobooks and DVDs. Find reading ideas based on your child's favourite author with our recommendations. Or if your child needs homework help why not take a look at Britannica.

Ideas for Children
Children's News

Children's Book Week

Join Booktrust and Northumberland Libraries from 6 to 12 July to celebrate reading and share the joy of books with children and young people. Booktrust have lots of tips and advice on reading with children and book recommendations.  Take a look at their website by clicking here.

Lasy year Booktrust asked the nation to vote for their favourite book.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was voted number one.  The Hungry Caterpillar and The BFG also featured.  Take a look at the top 10 here.


Summer Reading Challenge 2015

The Summer Reading Challenge will be in our libraries soon.

Libraries across the Country will also be launching an official attempt to set a Guinness World Records title for the most pledges received for a reading campaign. Children can pledge to visit the library and read over the summer, and adults can pledge to encourage and support them. Northumberland is hosting four Pledge Events and families are invited to come along to any of these.  Click here for more information.

Children's Items

It's free for children to join the library, borrow and reserve books and audiobooks.


You are never too young to join the library - our youngest readers get their own special membership card and under 4s can take part in Bookstart Bear Club. All of our libraries provide children's books - if you need ideas about what your child should read next, click on the links above for some great ideas!

Fines for children are charged at a reduced rate. Please note that any children's items borrowed on an adult's card incur adult charges. For more information on loans, fees and charges please click here.

As well as books, libraries have large print, audiobooks, DVDs and computers for children.


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