Services for children and young people
Cheshire libraries offer services to people of all ages. Children can join the library at any age. 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.
Please note that children's activities are currently limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Some libraries are offering events; please check their web page for details.
We are offering daily pre-school activities, plus crafts and STEAM challenges on your library's Facebook page or catch up on the Cheshire East Libraries YouTube channel.
Wild World Heroes
This year's children's summer reading challenge started on Saturday 3 July and it's wild! The Reading Agency has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund for a nature-themed challenge that will inspire children to make a difference to the environment. Find out more and how to take part on our Latest News page.
Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge
We know that young people care about their world, so we launched the Flow In Action Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge to empower children and young people aged 5-16 in Cheshire East as problem-solvers for the planet.
We’ll share a new Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge with you on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year. You can choose to take on the latest challenge or any of the previous challenges at any point. You'll find details of the challenges that have been launched so far on the Hazu platform. Find out more on our Latest News page.
Storytime and rhymetime
Storytime and Rhymetime sessions are aimed at pre-school children, aged under 5 years. Several libraries also run Baby Bounce sessions for babies aged 0-12 months.
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