Children and Young People

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

The Space Chase 2019 has now ended. Watch out for the 'Winter Mini Challenge' starting in December!

BCP Book Mastermind

Answer questions about your favourite book and have a go at some general knowledge questions too

Who's Next

Who Next is very similar to Who Else Writes Like? but is for children and young people aged 5 to 14+


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

Baby 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.