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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: 

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.

Schools can order special passports for children to log their reading journey. The Challenge runs until May 2017 and a range of prizes will be awarded in June 2017 for children and schools to celebrate the Challenge.

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


Back by popular demand, there are a couple of storytelling sessions using British Sign Language being held over the Spring holiday.


Kincorth Library - Wednesday 5 April from 10.30 - 11.15am

Central Children's Library - Tuesday 11 April from 10.30 - 11.15am 

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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