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.



Every Child a Library Member

In 2015, Welsh Libraries and primary schools joined forces to provide every primary school child with a library card, with six local authorities piloting the initiative and, thanks to Welsh Government funding from the Department of Culture, Sport & Tourism, this was rolled out to all 22 local authorities targeting up to 35,000 Year 4 primary school children.

Get involved

Reading Challenge

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


Digital Resources

Our fantastic collection of online resources includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics and Magazines for children and young adults, which are free to download.

Digital Resources


Author of the Month

Each month on the Libraries Wales website, we will focus on an inspiring author based in or writing about Wales.

See our Author of the Month


Children’s Laureate Wales & 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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Pori Drwy Stori

Pori Drwy Stori

Pori Drwy Stori is a bilingual programme for Reception-aged children with a range of abilities. The programme builds upon the popular Bookstart programme, which is aimed at younger children.

Pori Drwy Stori