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Library services for children and young people

Children of any age can join the library and get involved.

Children can join at any library or online.

Each library has:

  • a special area for children with picture books through to teenage novels and graphic novels
  • free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers (please note content is not subject to age restrictions)
  • a wide range of information books to help with homework, projects or interests
  • computers and internet access including free wifi - subject to parental consent as per terms and conditions of use
  • online resources, reference material and links to other useful information that can be accessed at home or in the library
  • printing, copying and scanning services (and free printing during homework club)
  • regular events and activities as well as special holiday events and an annual summer book challenge
  • DVDs to borrow (in selected libraries)

We advise that children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible parent or carer at all times when visiting the library.

Browse the children's library catalogue online (opens new window)

Bookstart

Bookstart aim to provide a free pack of books to every baby and toddler in the UK, to inspire, stimulate and create a love of reading that will give all children a real flying start in life. But most of all, we want to show that books are fun!

A baby pack is gifted to all babies at around 6 to 9 months and an early years pack to all toddlers at around two years old. Packs are gifted by Health Visitors.

If you haven't received a pack for your child please contact your Health Visitor or your local library.

Homework clubs

Our libraries offer homework clubs for children and young people to study in a safe, quiet space. Library assistants will also be around to help.

Listen to Welsh rhymes and songs

Bookstart, Swansea Libraries, Menter Iaith and Language and Play worked together to produce Welsh Language music to be used by childcare providers and other groups working with the under 5s in Swansea.

Library events

Events and activities at your local library.
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Last modified on 22 May 2024