Children and young people

Children, young people and their families are welcomed at Newport Libraries.

Library staff will help and support your family to love books, stories and find information.

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Bookstart Cymru aims to give a free pack of information and books to every baby in Wales.

In Newport the baby pack is given out by registrars and your health visitor.

Book crawl

Children aged 0 - 4 years old can collect stickers every time they visit their local library and when they have collected 4 they receive a certificate designed by a children’s book illustrator.

Story Club

  • A free, weekly term-time session for pre-school children and their carers

Better with Books

  • Books to help children and young people deal with emotional issues and give additional guidance - all titles are available from Newport Libraries. 

Code Club

  • Get children involved in computing from an early age...

Reading Tree

  • Designed to help you choose at least one book a month to share with your child for the first five years of their life

Young Writing Squad

  • Creative opportunities for children who show exceptional talent in creative writing or a passion for reading and story-telling and are nominated by their school

Summer Reading Challenge

  • Takes place each year during the school summer holidays to keep the fun of reading alive