Children and Young People

How do I join?

You can join the library at any age and it is free! Please ask for a membership card at the counter. Just ask a parent or carer to sign your card for you and bring two forms of identification (one which shows the name and address and one with the signature). As soon as you join the library you become a Book Bandit and can borrow books straight away.

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What can I borrow?

The following are available in English and Welsh:

  • Board Books
  • Books for Babies
  • Books for First Readers
  • Picture Books
  • Story Books
  • Information Books
  • Books for Young People
  • Storytapes

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How many books can I borrow, and for how long?

You can borrow up to 10 items on a junior card.

You can keep books and storytapes for up to 3 weeks. If you want them for longer, bring them back to be restamped or telephone us to renew them (unless someone else is waiting for them).

What if I can't find the books I want?

Ask a member of staff for help - we're always here to help you.

We can also reserve a book or get one from another library for you - please ask staff for details.

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Reference Information

We also have reference books and project books for you to use in the library. You can use these to find information and are great to use when you have homework or a project. Don't forget, we also have CD-ROMS and access to the Internet in some libraries to help you with your homework.

Children's area at Wrexham LibraryWhat else can I do?

We have many special events and activities in our libraries for Book Bandits. Here are just some of the fun things we organise for you:

  • Storytelling and reading together sessions
  • Local Book Bandits Clubs
  • Holiday Activities
  • Art and Craft Sessions
  • Competitions and Quizzes
  • Children's Book Week
  • Author Visits

Many libraries have computers which you can use for word processing free of charge.

For information about children's services in the Wrexham area, why not visit our Wrexham Family Information Service (FIS) page?

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Books For Babies

Our aim is to improve children's literacy, numeracy and social skills before they start school.

Sharing books with babies and toddlers is a wonderful way to increase language skills and help children to understand their world. Indeed, the first five years are the best time for learning to talk and most of a child's language comes from the adults around them.

Babies and toddlers who love books begin reading sooner and have a better chance at school. Why not visit your local library to see the super collection of baby books that is available to you today!

Bookstart

Bookstart is a national programme, co-ordinated by Booktrust. It provides every 7 to 9 month old baby and 18 to 24 month toddler with a free pack of books, given out by Health Visitors at baby clinics. The pack includes guidance materials for parents/carers and promotes a life-long love of books. The schemes are locally co-ordinated by the Library Service, who adds an invitation to join the library along with library information to the Bookstart pack.

Early Years Librarians

Wrexham Library and Information Service has two Early Years Librarians, Jo Elliot and Anna Aram. They are responsible for Bookstart in the county of Wrexham.

Jo and Anna work in the community, mainly in the Community First areas, meeting children and their parents/carers e.g. at playgroups, nurseries, toddler groups and baby clinics, promoting reading and libraries.

They hold weekly library sessions bringing stories to life through colourful picture books, interactive board books, big books and story sacks. They have great fun creating a commotion in the library with musical instruments, energetic action rhymes and craft activities!

If you have pre-school children, or know people who do, please come along to the story and rhyme times listed below:

  • First Monday of Month at Cefn Mawr Library 9.30 - 10.15
  • Tuesdays at Wrexham Library 2.00 - 2.30
  • First Tuesday of Month at Rhos Library 1.45 - 2.30
  • Wednesdays at Brynteg Library 11.00 - 12.00
  • First Thursday of Month at Ruabon Library 2.00 - 2.45

For further details, please contact Jo or Anna at Wrexham Library on
01978 292643 or via email: library@wrexham.gov.uk

Top Tips on Reading to your Tots:

  • Reading should always be fun
  • Sing and read stories and rhymes out loud
  • Choose simple bold pictures
  • Point out the pictures as you go along
  • Don't go on if your baby seems tired or not in the mood

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Finding books

Don't forget, your local library is the best place to start. We have a great selection of books for babies, toddlers and the whole family.

It's free to join the library. Don't delay - join today!

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