A library card for every child

A library card for every child

We want every child to experience the joy of reading. That’s why we’re giving every pupil in Essex a library card as part of our Essex Year of Reading campaign.

Pupils will receive their library card and a campaign bookmark from their school. All they need to do is take it to any Essex Library to activate it and start borrowing. As well as access to thousands of books, Essex Libraries also offer e-books, e-audio and e-comics.

Reading is not only enjoyable, but it can also open up opportunities for young people throughout their lives. That’s why, from 2023, the parent or carer of every child in Essex will receive details about how to sign-up for a library card with their child’s school place offer.

For more information about the Essex Year of Reading campaign, download the free all from the App Store or Google Play. You can also discover what’s happening at your local Essex Library.

Last updated 23 May 2022