There are always lots of things happening at our libraries for you to take part in, like our Chatterbooks children’s reading groups and under 5s storytimes.  We also have one-off activities like crafts, coding and author visits – see the What’s On section for special events coming soon.


Don’t forget to have a look at our catalogue website to find children’s books  to borrow.  Did you know we have children’s ebooks and e-audiobooks to borrow too?  Download them free to your devices!  See more information about e-books, or browse the children’s titles at Overdrive (ebooks and e-audio) or OneClickDigital (e-audio).

Remember to always be safe when using the Internet. We look forward to seeing you in a library soon!

Vikings needed to take up the Bloodaxe Book Challenge


Cartoon Eric Bloodaxe




Bloodaxe Reading Challenge

Jorvik Viking Centre and Explore York Libraries challenge you to read 4 books between Saturday 28 October 2017 and Saturday 13 January 2018. You will get a sticker for each book you read and a certificate when you have read all 4 books.

If you complete the challenge you will get a free child voucher for the newly refurbished Jorvik Viking Museum and have a chance to meet authors Mark Huckerby and Nick Oster on Wednesday 14th February 2018, when they will be talking about their Defender of the Realm series at Explore York Library.

You can sign up at any library so channel your inner Viking, raid the library shelves and dare to complete our challenge.


Children’s Giant Print & Braille Books


a person reading a braille bookWe have a wonderful collection of children’s giant print and Braille books available to borrow.






The titles we have are

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne

The Bear Went Over the Mountain by John Prater

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Things I Like by Anthony Browne

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Dogger by Shirley Hughes


These book are available by request only, either place a reservation online or ask at your nearest library for more details.