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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.

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Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Children can now go to their local library and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge until the end of August.  Click here to find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge.

There will be lots of activities taking place in libraries over the summer. Craft events include the opportunity to make and fly a record breaking paper aeroplane! There will also be author and artist workshops, as part of the popular ‘Spellbound’ programme. 

Click here to find out more about Summer Reading Challenge events.

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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