Children's Library Services

From tots to teens, your local library has something to offer all children and young people. We've got books to read, enjoy and learn from and activities like author visits and loads of fun school holiday events

Children can have their own library card from the day they are born, it's free to join and to borrow books and you can't start too soon! Studies have shown that just 10 minutes reading a day can dramatically improve your child's lifelong language, literacy and numeracy skills.  

Reading, Learning and Activities for Children of All Ages

All City Libraries have a wide range of children's books available to borrow and enjoy, they can all be reserved and renewed online. Each library also has a children's area full of inspiration for young readers plus toys and activities for families to share and enjoy. 

For older children there are teen areas in most libraries and young people have helped to choose books for their age groups. Our collection of Manga is very popular.

We also run library events and services just for children and young people:

Coming up Soon

New Coding Sessions for Children aged 8+

Unlock the mysteries of coding over 6 weeks, learning the basics of computer coding using the BBC Microbit and seeing the results in LED!

Starting on Thursday 8 February, you will need to attend further dates on 15 February, 1 March, 8 March, 15 March and 22 Mar. Accompanying parent/carers welcome.

Sessions run 4pm to 5pm at Hyson Green Library

Booking in advance essential: Email: liz.mcgrath@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or ring the library on 0115 915 2483.

Learn to Love Books Together

Have fun and learn to love books together with our Storytelling and Play five week course (aimed at 1 to 2 year olds), run by Bulwell Homestart.

Starting on Friday 19 January, running every Friday until 16 February, 10am to 11:30am at Bulwell Riverside Library.

Contact the Literacy volunteer team on Tel 0115 876 5474 for more details.


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