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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:

Summer Activities

We have lots of great performances, crafts and activities for families in libraries over the summer. Click here to view our Summer Holiday Activity programme and find out what’s on and when.

Summer Reading Challenge

Join the ANIMAL AGENTS Summer Reading Challenge at Nottingham City Libraries. Find out more here: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/SRC

If you have further enquiries about library services for children, please contact us on 0115 876 1934 or email enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or join us on Twitter @readingnottm

Augutus the Tiger

MishMash Productions in collaboration with Inspire present:

Augustus the tiger was sad. He had lost his smile.

Based on the book Augustus and His Smile, written and illustrated by Catherine Rayner  Smile takes young audiences on a delightful musical adventure. For children aged 3 to 5 years and their families. Booking advised.

To find out more please click here.