Children's Centre

Children's Library

The Children's Centre, situated on the Lending Floor, offers a range of services for children and their carers.

In the colourful pre-5 area there is a large selection of picture books and board books for young children and babies.

There are easier-to-read story books for children starting to read on their own. Novels to suit all tastes are available in both hardback and paperback.

Books containing information for all ages and abilities will help with school work, hobbies and interests. Dual language picture books and books in other languages including Polish are available.

Talking books - up to 4 books on CD can be borrowed free of charge.

The Parents' Collection is a selection of books containing childcare information for parents, teachers and those involved with children's development.

Children under 14 may request books not readily available, free of charge.

Playgroups and nurseries may apply for group membership and borrow up to 30 books at a time. Storytelling sessions led by library staff can also be arranged. Class visits for school children can be organised.

Surf the Internet! There are 4 PCs in the Children's Centre which can be used free of charge by under-14s. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is advisable for out-of-school hours and Saturdays.

We also have some weekly comics and newspapers available to read in the library - view the list here.

Boo Yellow Book Review Website

If you are looking for a good story to read to your baby or toddler at bedtime or just for some inspiration, why not visit Boo Yellow, the children's book review website.

Pull up a seat and have a browse.

Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes and Public Storytelling

Day Time Event
Mondays 11 am to 11.45 am Toddler Rhyme Time
Mondays 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm Storytime for Under 5s
Thursdays 11 am to 11.45 am Baby Rhyme Time
Thursdays 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Out of School Hours Learning - Craft Activities
Saturdays 11 am to 11.30 am Family Story Time

Drop in for free Storytimes and Rhymetimes led by library staff which take place on a regular basis.

School holiday activities are fun and free of charge. View the What's On Diary for more information.

The Children's Centre is open:-

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9.00 am to 6 pm
Wednesday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 9.30 am to 5 pm

Staff in the Children's Centre may be contacted on

Tel: 01382 431529
Fax: 01382 431558