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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)
Bookbug's Big Adventure
Lots of children came along to join Bookbug in his adventures from the 20th to the 26th of May. Bookbug was a surprise VIP at a number of sessions and the children were delighted to meet him.
Children and adults alike were able to learn how to say hello in all sorts of languages at our multilingual sessions. Rhymes and songs were shared in Spanish, Polish, Chinese and Hungarian to name a few.
For details of further sessions please visit our Bookbug Sessions page.
Author of the Month (Central Children's)
Munching his way into his position as Author of the Month for June is Eric Carle, highly acclaimed author of the much loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar. However were you aware of all the other lovely books that Eric has written and illustrated? Come and find a new one to read through June.
Eric Carle was born in Syracuse, New York in 1929. He moved to Germany with his family when he was six years old. He lived in Germany through World War 2 and his father was drafted into the German Army. It was a traumatic period with his father being taken prisoner. However the family were lucky to be reunited after.
Eric's dream of returning to the USA was fulfilled in 1952. Living in New York he found himself a job as a graphic designer. Eric started illustrating and writing books as a result of author Bill Martin Jr asking him to illustrate "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" Eric was inspired by this collaboration to write and illustrate his own stories and his first book "1, 2, 3, to the Zoo was published a year later in 1968. He has since illustrated around 70 books which have been translated into at least 50 languages.
Eric and his wife Bobbie are passionate about art and particularly picture book art. They opened the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in 2002 to introduce and showcase the very best of picture book illustration and art to all and to inspire young people to look at art. If you want to visit the museum we're afraid you'll have to go a long way to Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Come into the library and find a Eric Carle story to read. We hope you find the illustrations a joy. Why not do a search on the Library Catalogue to find or reserve a title?
Summer Reading Challenge 2013
3 weeks to go until you can join in the Summer Reading Challenge!!
The theme for this year's Summer Reading Challenge is 'Creepy House' with illustrations by award winning artist Chris Riddell. Readers are dared to explore the creepy house and discover its secrets (and some hair-raising residents!) along with six young adventurers and their intrepid dog.
As children taking part in the challenge read their books, they will receive shuddersome stickers that will reveal the residents! This year, the outrageously popular smelly stickers are back, but be warned - the stench is just as nasty as you'd expect to find in the Creepy House!
Check out the website at Creepy House
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:
Enjoy your experience
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