Children and Young People

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have started reopening our libraries, see the latest Library service information

See further information about changes to services

We have great books and eBooks, activities and groups for children and young people to enjoy at Bournemouth Libraries.

What can Bournemouth & Poole Libraries offer local Childminders?

Summer Reading Challenge

This year's Summer Reading Challenge, The Silly Squad, will be virtual and accessible online.


Bookstart is a scheme to provide free book packs for pre-school children.


eBooks for children and teenagers at Bournemouth Libraries

BookTrack 100

Read 100 books and tell your local library about them to get stickers and badges

Wriggle & Rhyme

Our Wriggle & Rhyme sessions can help improve your baby's speech development, and they're fun

Toy Libraries

We have toys for your child in our Toy Libraries, and your child can get their own library card.

Children Under Five

We have books and toys for your child at our libraries, and your child can get their own library card.

Children's Reading Groups

Chatterbooks is a national network of children's reading groups. There are Chatterbooks groups in Bournemouth.