What's on at Newport libraries

Stori a chan – Story and rhyme time

Introduce your baby to Welsh with simple phrases and rhymes, bilingual books and more. 

  • Bettws library: Thursday, 2pm - 3pm (weekly)

Book crawl

Children up to four years old can collect a sticker every time they visit Newport libraries. 

Once they have collected four stickers they will receive a certificate designed by a children’s book illustrator.

Story club

Story club provide an exciting way to help preschool aged children develop their reading skills. 

At each weekly story club children and their carers join in with songs and rhymes, listen to stories and enjoy a craft activity relating to the theme of the week’s story, free of charge.    

  • Bettws library:  Monday, 11am - 11.45am
  • Caerleon library: Wednesday, 11am - 11.45am
  • Central library: Thursday, 11am - 11.45am
  • Malpas library: Friday, 11am - 11.45am
  • Tredegar House library: Friday, 2pm - 4.45pm

Code club

A fun way to get kids involved in computing from an early age. 

They will learn to create images, animations and even simple computer games.

These sessions run for 12 weeks and need to be booked in advance.

To find out further information for upcoming sessions email [email protected].

Reading Ahead

Newport libraries supports the Reading Ahead reading challenge for young people and adults.  

People taking part are asked to pick six reads - these could be books, magazines and more.

After completing each read, participants share thoughts on what they’ve read by filling out a diary review. 

Completed diaries can be entered into a national prize draw.

You can collect a Reading Ahead diary from any Newport library. 

Read more about the scheme, share your reviews and enter competitions by visiting the Reading Ahead website.