Children & Families
This section gives you an overview of the wide range of learning opportunities and engaging initiatives that are provided by libraries across Wales to support children and families.
Libraries offer a wealth of opportunities for every child – to have fun, to learn, to discover and share. They play a vital part in the development of reading, learning and participating in a society that increasingly values knowledge, literacy and the dependence on being able to find and use information.
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The Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4-11 year olds. Children are encouraged to read six library books of their choice during the summer holidays and receive collectable incentives along the way.Summer Reading Challenge
Reading Well books on prescription for children
Reading Well supports you to understand and manage health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The books are all recommended by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself.Reading Well
Children's Laureate & Bardd Plant Cymru
The Children’s Laureate Wales and Bardd Plant Cymru are two national ambassadorial posts which aim to engage and inspire the children of Wales through literature, and to promote a child’s right to have their stories and voices heard.Find out More
Nurture childhood development through these early learning support programmes available in Wales.Early Learning
Supporting Children's Reading
The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing and mental health.Find out More
Story & Rhyme Time
Story & Rhyme Time
Libraries across Wales run free Rhyme-time and Story-time sessions for babies and children. These fun sessions provide the opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy stories, books and rhymes with your child, read by children's librarians and community storytellers.Story & Rhyme Time
Digital Resources for Children
Our fantastic collection of online resources includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics and eMagazines for children and young adults, which are free to download.Digital Resources
Schools & Teachers
This section provides information on the schemes and activities offered by libraries that benefit schools and teachers, including school library visits, the Summer Reading Challenge, and access to a wealth of digital resources.Schools & Teachers