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Children & Families

summer reading challengeStep up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Use the science wisely!


summer activities
We've got loads of activities for children throughout the summer in all our Idea Stores and libraries - see what going on!


art clubThis weekly themed art club lets your creative side come alive!
All the art clubs have been incorporated into the summer activities just for the summer but you can see the fantastic things everyone has made throughout the year in our Art Club Gallery



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.


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