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 and Book crawl

  • 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. 
  • Read more about Bookstart here
  • Book crawl is for 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.
  • Reading well for children

Reading well for children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children's mental health and well being.

Find out more

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

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. 

May half term activities

Come to Newport libraries this half term for free stories and craft activities. Sessions are suitable for 4 – 10 year olds at the following locations: 

Wednesday 31/5/23

  • Caerleon Library, 11am– 12pm
  • Ringland Library, 2pm – 3pm

Thursday 1/6/23

  • Central Library, 11am– 12pm 

Friday 2/6/23

  • Malpas Library, 11am– 12pm

(Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)