Getting children reading
Nottinghamshire Libraries can help get your children reading.
- children don't pay fines on overdue items
- books can be reserved by children free of charge.
- each library has a range of books and audio CDs
- there is material for children and young people of all ages and abilities
- some libraries also haveDVDs. These can be borrowed for a small charge
- books in large print are available
- there are also books in giant print and braille. Just ask in your local library if you'd like to borrow any of these titles.
- large print and clear vision books are available for children with visual impairment
- some books are available in dual language and community languages.
- library staff are happy to offer advice on new titles and books to stretch committed and to tempt reluctant readers
- homework help is available and most libraries have a collection for use in the library.
Childminders and group leaders
If you are a registered childminder or the leader of a nursery, playgroup or a parent and toddler group:
- you can borrow up to 36 items, there are no fines or charges for damaged items
- books can be borrowed for periods of 12 weeks.
Groups can arrange to visit the library. To organise a trip, contact your local library.
- library PCs are free to use for homework, fun or pursuing hobbies, there's a small charge for printing. However, children can print up to 10 sheets free for homework.
- the children's PCs are filtered
- to make it easier for children to find interesting sites we have created the children's gateway to the internet
- before using the internet children need to have a form signed by a parent or guardian.