World Nursery Rhyme Week

18 - 22 November 2019 World Nursery Rhyme Week is a fantastic time to have some fun with nursery rhymes; through song, dance and play.Did you know through singing nursery rhymes together you can help your child's development and bond with them? Even if you're singing skills aren't the greatest, or you feel you can't… Continue reading World Nursery Rhyme Week

October half term 2019

Whether you're looking for an event, activity or just some books - your local libraries have something on this half term. All our libraries run regular groups and activities for children and families - almost all of these continue during the school holidays! Most of which are drop in; so there's no need to book,… Continue reading October half term 2019

National Adoption Week

14 - 20 October 2019 National Adoption Week is all about raising awareness of how the adoption process works and to find more loving families for children who really need them. Adopt South: Who can adopt? Essential requirements Aged 21 years and over. They are looking to talk to individuals who can provide a home… Continue reading National Adoption Week

Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

We’ve spoken to our team of library experts and come up with nine of our favourite books for children to read this summer holiday, and a great selection to choose from for the Summer Reading Challenge. From dragons stalking library shelves to magical mysteries at a lighthouse - this summer, the real adventures begin between… Continue reading Our top picks for kids to read this summer holiday

Junior Audiobook Month 2019

Audiobooks are a great way to continue to enjoy books while on the go! Whether it's on the way to or from school, on a longer car, bus or train journey or just to relax before bed; audiobooks will ensure you can continue to enjoy books, even if you don't have the time to sit… Continue reading Junior Audiobook Month 2019

National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales

National Share a Story Month is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity bring children and stories together. We've put together a list of books that are perfect for sharing! A bare bear: a book of words that sound the same Written by Caz Hildebrand and illustrations by… Continue reading National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales

Domestic violence

Domestic violence can be difficult subjects to talk about, books talking about the topic can help explain to young children what happened and encourage discussions. Stories may make difficult transitions easier to cope with and to understand. Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvey Feelings - Jane Evans and Izzy Bean Another book from America, this one showing how… Continue reading Domestic violence

LGBT+

A collection of helpful, celebrational and supportive books to explain LGBT+ to children, as well as teaching children that we are all different and to accept those differences. Useful for both children who may be part of the LGBT+ community and for children who are making new friends. My Princess Boy - Cheryl Kilodavis Dyson loves the colour pink and sparkly things.… Continue reading LGBT+

Friends & Friendship

Forming friendships and having friends is an enormous part of everyone's life. But what do you do when you move to a new place? How do you make friends if you are very shy? What if your best friend makes friends with someone else? At times like these, sharing a book about other children going through similar situations just might help.