Conwy libraries have a bilingual collection of books and other materials for children and young people.
As a library member you can:
- Use our computers and access the internet for free
- Access a wide selection of books and resources to help with homework and projects, including online resources and useful websites such as Britannica Online Encyclopaedia
- Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holidays
Summer Reading Challenge
The National Summer Reading Challenge takes place every summer between July and September for children aged 4-12. The challenge is to read six books over the summer. Every child receives a free pack and after completing the challenge they receive a medal and a certificate.
Story and rhyme time for the under 5s
Come along to our free, fun filled sessions.
Cymraeg i Blant
Welsh story and Rhymetime (school term time only)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.meithrin.cymru/chwilio-am-gylch/
- Abergele Library - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.15pm
- Conwy Library - Wednesday 11.00 - 11.45am
- Llandudno Library - Tuesday 10.15 - 11.15am
- Penmaenmawr Library - Tuesday 1.30 - 3.00pm
Chatterbooks children's reading group
Do you love reading? Come along and talk about your favourite books and authors and enjoy activities, games and puzzles. Chatterbooks gets children sharing views and ideas and reading together. Parents are welcome and there is no need to book, just turn up and join in! These groups appeal to children ages 8 to 12.
Llandudno Library, 1st Saturday of the month 1.30-2.30pm.
This is a nationwide network of free volunteer led after-school coding clubs, open to 9-11 year olds. The code club website has a curriculum and handouts to enable a volunteer to run a course of classes teaching children to write code using Scratch, Python, HTML & CSS. Booking is essential by contacting Conwy library. For more information visit www.codeclub.org.uk
Members of staff are always available to help you access resources for projects and homework tasks. You can also get help with homework at home by using the Britannica Online Encyclopaedia. You will need your library card number and PIN to access it.
Borrow Story sacks (sack contents include story books, games and toys) for young children. Each sack is based around a picture book, with props and characters from the story to make storytelling fun. The main collection is held in Llandudno Library but story sacks can be requested for loan from any of our libraries.
Bag Books are story packs containing multi-sensory items for use by adults with children who have learning disabilities. The collection is held in Llandudno library, but they are available to order through any Conwy Library.
Bookstart Book Crawl
Children under 4 years can pick up a free Book Crawl collector card and collect stickers as they borrow books. After collecting four stickers you’ll receive a colourful certificate designed by a children's book illustrator. The more books you borrow the more certificates you get!
New born babies and their parents will receive a free 0-12 months Bookstart pack from their health visitor. A second pack for toddlers is gifted at 18-30 months. Each pack contains 2 books, a magazine, and information on how to join the library. Inspire a love of books and reading with your child, to give them a flying start in life! For more information visit: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/
Better with Books (Wales)
We have a range of self–help books available in our libraries for children and young people to help them deal with emotional issues and give additional guidance. We also have books to help guide parents and guardians. The books include topics such as:
- low self-esteem
Better with Books Wales book list
Every Child a Library Member (ECALM) project
Conwy libraries and primary schools work together to give every year 4 child a library card. All year 4 pupils have the opportunity to visit and have a guided tour of the library with their school, receive their free library card and book bag and borrow 2 books.