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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)
Book Week Scotland - Reading & School Meals; Healthy Body, Healthy Mind!
Book Week Scotland success - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Photographed above are some of the lucky young people who had eaten their way to being winners simply by using their Accord card every day for school meals for 1 week. There were 12 Kobo ereaders up for grabs - one for a young person from each secondary school across the city. Fiona Clark, Library & Information Services Manager and Bruce Reid, Accord Manager presented the ereaders at Central Library on Thursday 28th November. These young people are now ready to enjoy the world of ebooks and emagazines waiting for them through the library service digital resources
.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. In 2012, nearly 32,000 children from all of Scotland's 32 local authorities voted for their favourite book.
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. There are copies of the shortlisted books in each community library in Aberdeen and the titles in the Bookbug Readers category are those in the Bookbug Primary 1 Family pack which is given to every child in Primary 1 in Aberdeen.
We want lots more children and families from Aberdeen to take part in the Awards so why not read the books and decide which one you think is best. Vote in your local library before February 7th 2014
To make it even more fun we're running a competition with a prize in each age category for the best review (in no more than 200 words) or best picture of a scene from one of the shortlisted titles. Entry forms are available in every community library and the closing date is February 7th 2014.
So get reading !!
Summer Reading Challenge 2013
Summer Reading Challenge July 5th - August 24th 2013
The photo below shows some of our lucky winners.
Thanks to funding from TescoBank we were able to award a prize to one winner from :
the names of those who read at least one book
the names of those who read 6 or more books
the names of those aged 4-7 who completed at least one Weekly Challenge
the names of those aged 8+ who completed at least one Weekly Challenge
We were also able to award a prize to one winner from each community library in Aberdeen drawn from the names of those children who read at least one book.
Congratulations to all of them !
See you again next summer
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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