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Children and Young People

Children and Young People

Explore the Children's Library pages below for information on the Schools' Library Service, Bookstart, homework help and more.


Bookstart is the national programme that encourages all parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible. 

 Children's Awards and Prizes

Details of awards and prizes for children's books. 

 Homework Clubs

The library is the best place to come for all your homework needs. A number of libraries run after school homework clubs, please contact your local library for further details. Don't forget to ask the library staff if you can't find what you want - they are there to help you! 

 Schools' Library Service

Information on the Worcestershire Schools' Library Service.

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 Offer for Schools and Children

What Libraries and Learning and the Schools' Library Service can offer to Schools and Children (PDF 179 KB) 

 Volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) is a national initiative, co-ordinated by The Reading Agency, which runs throughout the UK's Libraries annually during the school summer holidays. This year's theme is 'Mythical Maze'.

 Word Up Competition

Word  Up is a project which seeks to find the best young poet in Worcestershire. To find out more and enter the competition check out the Word Up Young Poet Laureate pages

 Who Next...?

When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.
Visit the Who Next? website

 Who Else...?

Who Else? is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"
Visit the Who Else? website

 Young Persons Library Card 

A funky new 'street art' library card has been launched for use by the county's teenagers.

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See also in our website

External websites

  • BBC Learning
    Online learning resources
  • Bookstart
    Encouraging parents and carers to enjoy books with children
  • Federation of Children's Book Groups 
    An established national group. Be part of this dynamic team to bring books and authors to your school.
  • Reading Connects, a DfES-funded National Reading Campaign initiative, seeks to support schools in building their own reading culture.

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This page was last reviewed 24 June 2014 at 16:10.
The page is next due for review 21 December 2015.