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There is lots for children in our libraries - books, audiobooks and DVDs. Find reading ideas based on your child's favourite author with Who Next or 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.

You can find us in Cramlington Library with Amy Mackelden and Lizzie Nixon

Every Saturday from 10 January, 11am-1pm
Supported by bait for young writers from South East Northumberland*   

The theme for the next sessions are the influences of television and film on writing.

Ideas for Children
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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