Our Children’s Library is a colourful and lively centre with a notice board for children’s local events and services, display boards for art from local schools, and a colouring table with crayons for small children. There are toys and a cosy corner. We provide tables for study and various information leaflets and booklets for parents and carers.
What our members say
“I’m sure my girls would love to sign up to this year’s reading challenge, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you! The Circus challenge last year helped my eldest daughters interest in reading so much, she jumped three levels at school and is never without a book these days!”
“Waggle and Hum” reintroduced me and my family to using a library. Now we visit once a week at least and my daughter enjoys reading books. It was also very good for me to learn the nursery rhymes again and meet other mothers and babies. We have made friends for life.”
“This is a splendid library – no matter how many times I bring my children, there are always more beautiful books than we have sufficient tickets to take out. We all love coming here. The staff are fabulous – they couldn’t be more helpful and the events are great too. We are very grateful for this splendid library! The Children’s Librarian in particular is always very kind to my children.”
Children’s Library News
New Programme for 2015
We have introduced a new programme of regular events – Waggle and Hum times have changed, Bookbug times have changed and we have intoduced a new session called ‘Sing-a-Story’. Please go to our Events page to find out the details.
Saturday Waggle and Hum
Fiona, the Children’s Librarian, has been building an e-mailing list for children’s activities. If you would like to go on it and have not yet given her your e-mail address please do so. Lots of parents find this useful. For example, the 185 children who registered to do the Summer Reading Challenge ‘Creepy House’ had an increased chance of completing the challenge due to the fact that they were sent e-mail reminders (109 completed – 60%!).
|DID YOU KNOW? – Fact FeatureFACT 1:
We have a section of books called ‘Wordwise’ books. These books are specially written and printed for people who have dyslexia or similar conditions. They are special because they are printed on pale yellow paper, have more space between each line of text, the font is clear and slightly bigger than normal and there are pictures to aid the story. The storyline is fast-paced to encourage the reader to continue. If you know of anyone who finds it difficult to read or who is a reluctant reader, please ask a member of staff to show you where the books are kept. All the books have a black and white owl symbol on the spine.
|Children’s items for borrowingDVDs
A wide variety of popular and educational films for children including pre-school and primary school ages
Audio stories on CDs