Children and Young People


Library Adventures Live!

Library Adventures Live! is a magnificent online programme of events for children aged 4 – 11 to reengage them with reading. Children can watch and join in with their families at home, teachers can use the sessions with children in school or may even use the sessions to support home schooling. The fun adventures are designed to encourage reading for pleasure and stimulate creativity. From storytelling, Draw Alongs, poetry and creative activities to do at home, there’s something for everyone. The diverse programme will include sessions designed to engage reluctant readers, playful activities for younger children and updates on what’s trending in children’s fiction. Find out more here.

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 – Silly Squad

Have you joined The Summer Reading Challenge online yet? This year the theme is Silly Squad and children aged 4-11 are encouraged to read along with a gang of animal friends who just love to go on adventures. It’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

To help you out with your reading, we have a super collection of e-books available for children, including some great books especially chosen for you by the The Reading Agency These books are generously always made available by Harper Collins publishers so you never have to wait to borrow a title.

Find these books and many more on Overdrive


Included in the wide selection of children’s books available for our customers on Libby, there is a collection of 28 books, The Silly Squad Book Collection, selected by the Reading Agency and made always available by HarperCollins. 


A fun reading activity you can enjoy at home. Find out more here. 


All Join In

A series of fun, engaging videos of families with children under the age of five performing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in languages spoken in their home. Produced to engage more families in singing with their children. Find out more here.