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Services for children and teens

Services for children and teens

Our libraries have books for children and young people of all ages and abilities:

  • From the latest best sellers to classic stories
  • Books for children learning to read 
  • For those that struggle

We also have lots of information books to help with learning and interests.
All of these books can be borrowed for free. If your local library does not have the children's book you are looking for we can usually get it in from another library, just ask the staff if you can request a book - it's free.

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A place where children can have fun and learn things

Our libraries also offer free activities for children throughout the year, including rhyme times for babies and toddlers and the Summer Reading Challenge for four to 11 year olds

Children can use the computers (with parent's permission), ask about booking a session. All libraries offer Wifi too.

We also have stories on CD that children can borrow and film and TV programmes which can be hired.

Joining the library is free and you can even join online from home, children under 16 need an adult guarantor.

Our friendly and welcoming staff are happy to help you and your family whatever your needs - we look forward to seeing you soon.


There is no time limit with the 100 Club, instead it's a personal challenge where a child or young person sets their own goal or just takes their time to steadily progress through their reading.

Once registered, the child or young person will be given their own special log book to record their reading and a certificate on completion (reading 100 books), however long that takes.

It's a great way to continue to be rewarded for reading after the Summer Reading Challenge or if a child is too old to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Currently running in larger libraries.



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The adoption journey

A selection of books are now available through libraries covering a wide range of topics from the adoption process to parenting an adopted child. These books are for children, families and professionals.

We have produced a special booklet Books for Adopted Children and Teens that includes stories and information books to support very young children to teenagers. All of these books can be reserved for free from any library or online.

For further advice and support contact Wiltshire Council Adoption Support Team, email adoptionsupport@wiltshire.gov.uk

The booklet for Books for Adopted Children and Teens can be found in the downloads section.

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Last updated: 12 June 2017 | Last reviewed: 12 June 2017