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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Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge and Schools

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

Schools

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

Digital Resources

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

Early Learning

Early Learning

Nurture childhood development through these early learning support programmes available in Wales.

Early Learning

Gaming

Gaming for Children & Families

Find out more about the interactive and fun activities which take place in selected libraries across Wales.

Gaming

Story Time

Story 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 Time

Supporting Reading

Supporting Children 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.

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Reading Well

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

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.

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