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Children & Families

art clubThis weekly themed art club lets your creative side come alive!



homework club
Homework club returns to all Stores Thursday 28 April
Every Thursday at 4:00pm
Our staff will help you to find the answers.We use Britannica Online, which supports the curriculum for younger children and older students, as well as a host of other online and printed resources.



spine festival 2021

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a six week programme for 7-11 year olds to develop and create stories and poems. Over the six weeks the young people are to engage and participate in creative writing and hopefully have either a story or a poem that they can share to family and friends at the final session.

Age/gender/cultural background: 7-11 year olds

Schedule: The workshops will run for six consecutive weeks from the 5 March until the 16 April from 2.30 – 4pm at Idea Store Chrisp St

Registration form: The programme is free but a parent/guardian will need to fill out a registration form for their child prior to the programme taking place. This Google form includes all the information necessary for registration: We will have printed versions at the Idea Store if you are unable to fill in the online version.

See what happened at Spine Festival 2021 here


idea store story time

Visitors are encouraged to wear a face-covering and maintain social distancing when attending any of our events and activities. 

Please respect those around you and wear a face covering.

ebooks and audiobooks

audio books and ebooks

With Idea Store membership you can download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your smartphone or tablet.

overdrive kids

OverDrive Kids is a special collection of eBooks and audiobooks just for children, hosted by Overdrive. Download the Overdrive app to explore!

download overdrive on the app store  download overdrive on google play store


Download the Borrowbox app to find more children’s audiobooks and ebooks

download borrowbox on app store  download borrowbox on google play store

lets get crafty ebooks

Check out some great crafting ideas for kids with this specially selected collection of eBooks from Overdrive



britannica junior

Britannica Library junior is designed especially for children aged 6-14