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Libraries for 5-11s

Developing a love of reading can happen at any time in a person's life but it usually starts in childhood. Children who enjoy reading will find it easier to do well at school, show empathy through understanding characters, and can go on to experience the lifelong pleasure and wellbeing benefits of reading.

We provide welcoming spaces for families, with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction children's books suitable for all ages and abilities. We also have fun activities regularly taking place in our libraries.

Books for children aged 5-11

Norfolk libraries want to support children on their reading journey and give them every opportunity to find the books they enjoy reading.

We have a large selection of easy reader titles, books suitable for older children who may struggle with reading and titles suitable for young people who are dyslexic, as well as the latest published titles. We have a homework collection to support reading around a subject of interest. We subscribe to the Encyclopedia Britanica for young people online. You can access it free with your library card here: Britannica Library (

If you can't find what you are looking for in your local library, our staff will be happy to help you reserve or request a title.

Browse our children's catalogue

Under 16s using their own library card will not be charged for overdue items.

What's on for children aged 5-11

The activities we run for children are fun and sociable. We run regular Lego clubs in most of our libraries as well as plenty of one-off events, especially during the summer holidays. 

What's on for children in your local library

Join the library

Children will need an adult guarantor living at the same address to join the library (with proof of address eg utility bill).

You can join at any time: