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:
- Nottingham Bookstart
- Totstimes and Other Children's Activities
- Homework Help
- Arts Award Supporter
- Nottingham Children's Book Award 2016
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
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.
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