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Children 8-11

Your local library provides:

Books including picture books for older readers and quick reads, talking books, CDs and DVDs as well as access to secure online databases. Wii games are available at the Central Children's Library and can be reserved through the Library Catalogue or by asking at your local library. Want to join? Visit any library in Aberdeen with your parent or carer and ask them to take along proof of identify and join for FREE.

Online Resources

There are a range of  Online Resources including ebooks and databases to support homework as well as reading for pleasure. Check out the Grid Club for help with homework.

Know what you want to read?

Remember that you can reserve children's items (for free!) from any Aberdeen City library if you can't find what you're looking for in your local library. When you joined the library, along with your library card, you also got a PIN (personal identification number). Go to the Library Catalogue and find the item you want to reserve, click on Reserve and follow the prompts. When the item arrives at your library, you'll be notified by telephone or email.

Can't find the book you're looking for?

Book covers

If you can't find the book you want, then why not suggest that it's bought for stock. You can do this at your local library or through the library catalogue. Or have a look on Recommended Reads Age 8-11 for some suggestions.



Join in with: 

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland: Animal Agents

Top secret

Worried about being bored during the long summer holidays? Why not sign up for this year's Challenge? Read 6 library books and visit the library 3 times and collect stickers and rewards along the way.

More information, including dates of the themed library events             available at Summer Reading Challenge

First Minister's Reading Challenge

The Challenge takes the place of the Scottish Children's Book Awards Younger Readers' category and is for all children in P4-7. Further information about the Challenge is available at First Ministers Reading Challenge along with links to suggestions on which books you might like to read.

What's On

Throughout the year we have events and activities to support Scottish Book Week, Summer Reading Challenge, World Book Day and World Book Night. Keep a look out for information at your local library and at Events  

Signed Stories for Families

Signed stories



The following BSL signed story sessions for families will take place over the summer holidays:


Ferryhill Library - Thursday 3 August at 10.30am
Tillydrone Library - Wednesday 9 August from 10.30am (Story & rhyme session for 0-5 years)
Central Children's Library - Thursday 17 August from 2.30pm

The sessions will last for approximately 45 minutes. For further information please contact  

Share a book you've enjoyed!

Tell us about a book you've enjoyed by sending a review to and we'll put it up on the Recommended Reads Age 8-11 page.


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