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. Details of regular and special events also appear on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are currently no activities for children taking place in libraries. However, we do have a programme of STEM challenges, family crafts, and rhyme and story times on your library's Facebook page. 

Storytime and rhymetime

Storytime and Rhymetime sessions are aimed at pre-school children.

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