Services for children and teens
Welcome to our library services for children and teens - we have lots of books plus other resources and fun activities to support reading, learning, wellbeing and fun.
We are also here to help with any of your queries regarding children's reading and learning, so please ask the staff when you visit your local library or email email@example.com and if appropriate we'll pass your query onto our specialist children's librarians.
Welcome to Wiltshire Year of Reading, a year-long campaign involving Wiltshire schools, libraries and communities to encourage people of all ages to enjoy reading for pleasure.
As part of this special year we are asking schools and the public to help generate our very own 'Wiltshire Top 100 Books' with the aim of encouraging Wiltshire residents of all ages to read new and different books.
There will be five book lists covering Key Stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and one for adults.
You can help us create these lists by voting for your all time favourite books!
Just click on the relevant age group, closing date 12pm Wednesday 20 October 2021.
We have a wide range of fiction titles:
- From the latest children's best sellers to classic children's stories
- Books for children learning to read
- Books for children that struggle with reading
We also have information books to support children's learning and to inspire their interests and hobbies.
All of these books can be reserved and borrowed for free - if your local library does not have the children's books you are looking for we can usually get it in from another library.
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 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 also use the library computers (with parent's permission), ask about booking a session, all our libraries offer Wifi too.
Our friendly and welcoming staff are happy to help you and your family whatever your needs.
COVID 21 update: unfortunately we are unable to run children's activities in our libraries at present, please keep and eye on our news page for updates.
BBC micro:bits are small programmable computers. They are free to borrow and just like a book they can be taken out for 3 weeks at a time. They consist of a microcontroller based board with LEDs, two buttons, a compass, temperature sensor and Bluetooth connectivity.
The BBC micro:bit comes in a box along with:
- A USB cable (to connect to a PC, lap top or tablet)
- A battery pack (needs 2 AA batteries)
- A simple start up guide/safety sheet
For more information, ask the library staff or visit the BBC micro:bit website.
A selection of books are 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The booklet for Books for Adopted Children and Teens can be found in the downloads section.