Library services for 5-11 year olds

At Cambridgeshire Libraries we have a wide range of books, online resources and related activities. These help children develop a love of reading and learning. This is so important to them achieving their full potential at school.

What you will find in our libraries

Children’s books

  • From picture books and First Stories for children learning to read, through to novels for confident readers, libraries have story books for children of all ages
  • We also have stories on CD and in a variety of other languages, as well as a wide range of information books
  • On our website you will find children’s e-books and e-audio books to download. 

If you need help finding good children’s books, please ask library staff. You can also look at the websites below for recommended reads, information on favourite children's authors and the latest children's book reviews.

See ‘What’s in your local library for children’, for more details.

Homework help

 Library staff are always happy to help with finding information for homework.

Other useful websites for homework are:

For some really useful advice on staying safe online take a look at Think U Know and Childnet.

Events and activities

Each year, thousands of children take part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge, a great way to encourage them to keep reading over the long summer holidays.