Families & Children

Child reading at Rountree Park Cafe.

There is so much going on in libraries whether you are looking for reading, information or just some fun.

We are excited to be launching Gadgeteers, the Summer Reading Challenge on the 16 July and our summer programme of family events and activities.

There are usually lots of things happening at our libraries for you to take part in, like our children’s reading groups and under 5s storytimes.  We also have one-off activities like crafts, Lego and author story tellers – see the What’s On section for special events coming soon.

Don’t forget to have a look at our catalogue website to find books to borrow.  We have children’s ebooks and young people’s e-audiobooks to borrow too.  Download them free to your devices!  See more information about e-books, or browse the children’s and Teen titles at Overdrive.

Did you know you can borrow toys from us too? We have items that you can borrow ranging from ride on toys, to building bricks, to puppets and more. To find the toy you want look on our online catalogue website.  Just reserve the toy that you want and it will be delivered to the library you choose, usually within a few days. Toys are FREE to borrow.