Children's library

From babies to teenagers, your library has books, ebooks, audiobooks and activities for all ages.

From Baby Rhyme Time to the Summer Reading Challenge, there's always something to do in the library.

You’re welcome to breastfeed at all Hertfordshire libraries.

0-4 year olds

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Borrow:

  • board books
  • picture books
  • beginner reads.

Bookstart

Bookstart is a free starter pack provided by schools to encourage younger children to start reading.

Each pack has specific books and activities depending on your children's needs:

  • Bookstart is for babies 0-12 months and nursery children of 3-4 years
  • Booktouch for children 0-4 years with visual difficulties
  • Bookshine for children 0-4 years who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Bookstart star for children 2-4 years with additional needs.

Bookstart Treasure packs are given out at different times of the year for each school's district:

  • Dacorum – Autumn 2018
  • North Herts – Autumn 2018
  • Stevenage – Autumn 2018
  • Hertsmere – Autumn 2018
  • Watford and Three Rivers – Spring 2019
  • St Albans and Harpenden – Spring 2019
  • Broxbourne - Summer 2019
  • East Herts – Summer 2019
  • Potters Bar, Welwyn and Hatfield – Summer 2019
  • Nursery aged children in day care and pre-schools - Summer 2019

 If you have any questions, email us about Bookstart.

5-11 year olds

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Borrow:

    • stories for all ages and reading abilities
    • non-fiction books for leisure or homework.

11-16 year olds

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Borrow:

    • teenage fiction
    • magazines
    • non-fiction books for leisure or homework.

 
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