Reading for 5 to 11 years
Borrow great stories and information books, from beginning to read to Harry Potter.
eBooks and eMagazines you can download at home.
Fun activites to join in: craft clubs, code clubs, after school homework help and school holiday events. Look out for the Summer Reading Challenge in your library every year in the summer holidays.
Saturday Craft Clubs
Aspley Library 9.30am to 12pm
Sherwood Library 10.30am to 12.30pm
Southglade Park Library 10am to 12pm
Meadows Library: First Saturday of the month 12.30pm to 2.30pm
School Holiday Activities
Craft sessions and storytimes run in many libraries during school holidays.
The Summer Reading Challenge runs every year during the summer break.
Regular after school help sessions:
- run by staff and trained volunteers
- for ages 8 to 18
- help with Maths, English, Science, reading or other project work
- no need to book a place just drop in
We have free resources to use in the library for doing homework including books, stationery, calculators, protractors, computers, online reference books and printing.
Homework Help sessions are open during term time only, but don’t forget there are friendly staff to help with homework whenever the library is open.
Locations and times
|Aspley||Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm|
|Dales Centre||Mondays 3.30pm to 5.30pm|
|Hyson Green||Fridays 4pm to 5.30pm|
|Meadows||Mondays and Fridays 3.30pm to 5.30pm|
|St Anns Valley Centre||Fridays 3.45pm to 5.30pm|
We now host autism friendly sessions designed especially for children with autism and their families. Get involved with lots of activities such as playing with Lego, crafts and stories
Do as little or as much as you like in a relaxed and supportive environment
St Ann's Valley Library on the first Saturday of every month at 10.30am to 12.30pm
Strelley Road Library the last Saturday of every month 10.30am to 12.30pm
All our libraries have microbits you can borrow to take home or use with library PCs.
You can now code, create games and show off your projects at home! Free to borrow but don't be late bringing it back the usual overdue fees apply.
Research shows that sharing stories gives a child the best start to learning and reading becomes an enjoyable skill for life.
10 minutes reading a day can dramatically improve your child's lifelong language, literacy and numeracy skills. Belonging to a library opens up a wealth of FREE books, information and skills for families to enjoy. There are Giant Print titles of popular authors available to borrow at Nottingham Central Library
There are no overdue or reservation fees to pay until children reach 18.
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