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.

Join Newport Libraries

  • Bookstart

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.

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. 

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

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

This year we are asking families to take part in the Winter Mini Reading Challenge. 

We know that reading for pleasure is important for children's development so we want to encourage families to read and have fun together throughout the winter.