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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

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Just 10 minutes reading a day can dramatically improve your child’s lifelong language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Belonging to a library opens up a wealth of free books, information and activities for families to enjoy.

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The Library for under 5s

Research shows that sharing stories and rhymes from the earliest age gives a child the best start to learning and encourages reading for pleasure so that it becomes an enjoyable skill for life.

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The Library for 5 – 11 years

Borrow great stories and information books, from beginning to read to Harry Potter.

eBooks and eMagazines you can download at home.

Fun activities to join in: craft clubs, code clubs, after school homework help and school holiday events. Look out for the Summer Reading Challenge in your library every year in the summer holidays.

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The Library for 12 – 19 years

Every library has a collection of great reads for young people. View our library catalogue to search for new and favourite books

Computers and wifi to use for games or studying.

Need to find facts? Check our e-reference resources

Discover & Get Involved

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Totstime

Come along to our lively and interactive Totstimes. With stories, singing and instruments, they are perfect for under 5s.
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Coding for kids

Get creative: coding projects from idea to implementation. Here are a few resources to help get you started!
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Children's wellbeing

Reading Well for Children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
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Talking Rubbish

Fantastic children's theatre – brought to you by Theatre Rites and The Spark Arts for Children – all about finding treasure in what other people throw away.
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Things to do for children

Struggling to keep the kids entertained? Here are a few of our favourite things to keep your 5 to 11-year-olds busy!
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Accessible Library

All Nottingham City Libraries work to make our services as accessible as possible for everyone. To find your nearest library and to talk about any requirements for yourself or your child, please talk to a library team member at your nearest library.

In Hyson Green Library, we also have a range of accessibility tools to help children and adults with sight loss, ensuring they are able to enjoy reading & learning with books.

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After-School Clubs are Back!

Come along for help with homework or some after school activities.
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Children's wellbeing

Reading Well for Children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
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Code Clubs, more coming soon!

Come along for help with homework or some after school activities.
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Coding for kids

Get creative: coding projects from idea to implementation. Here are a few resources to help get you started!
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