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Opening Hours and Joining the Library
What we offer you
- 5 - 11's
- Playgroups, Nurseries & School Visits
- Curriculum Resources and Information Service (CRIS)
- Recommended Reads
What can I borrow?
- Books: 10
- Talking Books: 4
- DVD: 4
- Toys: 1
You can keep books, toys & talking books for 4 weeks. Dvds for 1 week.
There are no overdue fines or charges on children's items borrowed by under 16's.
Find and Reserve Books
- Library Catalogue - (to find/ renew and reserve books for more information on reserving items see below)
- Reserve Library Items Online
Need help? Library staff will be happy to show you how to use the catalogue and to reserve and renew your books online.
Library Services for - Children, Young People, Families and Schools
Welcome to Aberdeen City library services for children, young people, families and schools
Our libraries provide a large selection of books, talking books, DVDs and Wii Games* for children, young adults, parents and professionals. For information on resources and services to schools and the education sector visit Curriculum Resources and Information Service (CRIS).
Children of all ages can join the library. There is no lower age limit, indeed parents with children under 1 are encouraged to register. Library staff can also offer advice on choosing and sharing books
(*Please note Wii Games are only available in Central Children's but can be requested at Community Libraries)
The Scottish Children's Book Awards are run by Scottish Book Trust. The awards are voted for entirely by children and young people across Scotland and are the largest of their kind in Scotland. There are 3 age categories: Bookbug Readers 3-7, Younger Readers 8-11 and Older Readers 12-16 with 3 titles shortlisted in each category.
This year to encourage more children and families from Aberdeen to take part in the awards each community library was registered to accept votes and copies of the shortlisted titles were purchased for each service point. Staff were asked to create displays, to encourage children to read the shortlisted titles and to vote.
We also ran a competition for the best review or picture in each age category. The winners of the competition were Kacey Paterson, Hamish Matthew and Numa Ali. They were each presented with a certificate and book voucher by Library and Information Services Manager, Fiona Clark, on Saturday 8 March.
The deadline for votes was February 7th and the favourite books in Aberdeen City Libraries were Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson, Black Tide by Caroline Clough and The Seeing by Diana Hendry. The national winners, announced on Wednesday 5 March 2014, were:
- Bookbug Readers: Jumblebum by Chae Strathie
- Younger Readers: The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis Mackay
- Older Readers: Ferryman by Claire McFall
All titles are available in Aberdeen City Libraries.
A prize for the most eye-catching voting box created by library staff was also offered but it proved too difficult to choose just one winner as all the entries were so good. A small prize will soon be on the way to Airyhall, Central Children's. Cults and Tillydrone libraries. Pictured below is the voting box made by the talented staff at Cults library.
Read everything by your favourite author? Not sure who to read next? Use this online database to find alternative suggestions and open up a whole new range of authors to enjoy. You can search by author, age group, genre and theme. Details of children's book awards are also listed.
Stories From the Web
Read: Stories, author interviews and tips
Join in: Games and competitions
Submit: Your stories, poems, reviews and pictures
A great website in three age ranges for children up to 14 years. Share your stories, poems and pictures with other children.
Click on this link Stories from the Web to get on the website. You will need:
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