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Opening Hours and Joining the Library

What we offer you

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

Need help? Library staff will be happy to show you how to use the catalogue and to reserve and renew your books online.

Useful Links

General Information

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).

 

Are you ready for the Mythical Maze Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland?

Join the 609 who have already accepted the Challenge and borrowed 5808 books so far!

  Mythical Maze  

Excitement is building now that the Mythical Maze is open. So far 609 children have joined up for the Challenge. Why don't you join them by registering for the Challenge at your local library! The Challenge runs until Saturday 23rd August, so make sure you get down to the library to find out about the mythical creatures who are this year's stars of the Challenge. Minotaur, Unicorn, Yeti, Mermaid, Dragon, Nessie, Garuda, Leprechaun, Medusa and Anansi will also be hiding in each of the libraries as part of a weekly hunt. Find the name and number of the two characters for the week and enter the weekly prize draw being held in each library. The characters also appear on a free downloadable app which features interactive activities, clues and rewards available from Mythical Maze App

Collect stickers and incentives as you work  your way through the Challenge of trying to read up to 6 books and explore the different zones on the Maze. There are more activities plus hidden 'treats' for you to unlock on the Mythical Maze website www.mythical-maze.co.uk 

The Challenge is aimed at children aged 4 and over but younger brothers and sisters can join in by sharing books with family and carers.

There will be a fun Challenge activity in each library during the summer holidays -  check  Mythical Maze library events for details

Check out the Mythical Maze newsletter 1 which Rebecca, who is volunteering at Cults Library, has produced for us.

 

Dive into the Library with the Wild Dolphins!

This summer over 30 miniature dolphin sculptures will form an art trail across Aberdeen City Libraries as part of the Wild Dolphins project. The sculptures have Kingsford School Dolphin been designed by school children from across the City and Shire region and will be on display in ten libraries in Aberdeen from Monday 23rd June until Friday 29th August.

Prizes will be on offer to children under-12 who take part in the trail and Whale and Dolphin Conservation will be holding a number of dolphin-themed events for children of all ages in libraries throughout the summer.  Visit the School Dolphin Trail page to find out more.    

Storytimes 

 Storytimes are held in a number of libraries in Aberdeen City. Sessions usually  last  around 30 minutes, are suitable for children  3-7 years of age and are a great, free activity.

Ferryhill Library

Thursday 3.30 -4.00 pm (weekly)

Central Children's Library  

Thursday  2.30 -3.00pm

                   17th July
                   31st July
                   14th August         

 Airyhall Library

Wednesday 3.30 - 4.00 pm

                   25 June
                   30 July 

 

Who Next...?

Logo for the Who Next? resource

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.

Wood of Words

Wood of Words has now replaced Stories from the Web. This exciting new online database has lots of activities and useful information on reading, writing and  books. If you are a library member you can join using your library card number. How to join Wood of Words

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