Services for children and young people
Cheshire libraries offer services to people of all ages. From this page you will be able to access information and services aimed at children and young people. Children can join the library at any age and we have two categories of children's tickets. Children aged 0-17 years do not pay any reservation fees, and those aged 0-4 years do not pay overdue fines on books, either. In addition to books, we have children's multimedia items for loan, for which there is a small charge. For full details, please see our charges page.
Cheshire Libraries always have lots going on for families. Regular children's activities are listed on the individual libraries' web pages. During the holidays we have extra activities for children, such as the free summer reading challenge. Details of regular and special events also appear on Facebook and Twitter.
All our libraries hold regular LEGO Clubs, with the exception of Prestbury Library. Contact your library for dates and times or visit the library web pages.
Storytime and rhymetime
Storytime and Rhymetime sessions are aimed at pre-school children.
Many libraries also offer the Bookstart Bear Club (PDF, 84KB) for babies and toddlers, and Bear's Reading Adventure at age 3 years, co-ordinated by Cheshire Bookstart.
The Family Information Service offers a free and confidential quality service to parents, carers and health professionals, providing information on available childcare and childcare options.
Other websites for children
- Stay safe online with Hector's World.
- Help with Homework: Sites to help with make your homework easier!
- Oxford Owl: Award-winning free website with expert advice, top tips, eBooks and activities to help you support your child's reading and maths at home.