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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.

Cuckoo Young Writers

Cuckoo Young Writers

Have you ever dreamed of being a writer? Think you might be the next John Green or Suzanne Collins? Or maybe you’d like to have a go at poetry, scriptwriting or reviewing? 

Whether you’ve already got a novel on your memory stick or are looking for a bit of inspiration to give your writing a kick-start, the Cuckoo Young Writers Groups could be the thing you’ve been looking for. Held on a fortnightly basis, they offer young writers aged 12-19 a chance to share their work, learn new skills, and give and receive feedback in a creative and supportive atmosphere. 

All sessions are led by a professional writer and are free to attend. They’re also the place to find out about all the other exciting opportunities for young writers in the North East. 

You’ll also have the chance to have your work published in Cuckoo Quarterly, the online literary magazine for young people.



With Stevie Ronnie and Hannah Morpeth

Every Saturday from 25 April

11am-1pm at Cramlington Library


New group

Amble - EVERY SATURDAY 10am-12pm

With Carina Rodney and Emily Wiseman

Every Saturday from 25 April

10am-12pm at Amble Library


Ideas for Children
Announcing the 2015 Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are awarded annually for outstanding writing and illustration in books for children and young people.

See if you think that any of the following are worthy of winning one of these prestigious awards!


When Mr Dog BitesApple and RainTinderCuckoo SongThe Fastest boy in the World

Buffalo SoldierThe Middle of NowhereMore Than ThisThe PromiseSmelly Louie

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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