There are eight good reasons
why every child should own a library card and have the opportunity to visit the library regularly.
Books can also be a great way to help children understand new or difficult experiences; see our parent information page
for information on a wide range of subjects such as bereavement and starting school.
If you are looking for some great new books to share with your child or for your child to read alone, then check out this selection of titles recommended by library staff.
You can also check out our selection of book trailers on YouTube
Read with me under a tree
Summer Reading Challenge
During the summer holidays children can join the Summer Reading Challenge
. It doesn’t matter if they are not yet reading independently; sharing a story is a great way to take part. An activity such as this can ensure children get into the habit of reading and become lifelong readers.