The Library has an extensive General Collection available on Levels 2 and 4 (service points at Level 2 and 4), all of which is available for loan to members. All reference works are available on Level 4.
The Lending Collection is strong in both fiction and non-fiction, ranging from 19th century classics to the latest books, catering for popular taste as well as the more adventurous reader. We always aim to have in stock the latest titles, including bestsellers and audio books.
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The Children's Library offers an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books for children of all ages.
Location - The Children's Library is conveniently placed right beside the Main Issue Desk on Level 2, a few yards from the Coffee Shop and General Lending shelves. Parents or guardians can browse and relax with a coffee knowing their children are close at hand. Suitably sized chairs and desks provide a comfortable environment for our younger readers to relax, read or play in an area reserved for them. Friendly staff are nearby to assist with any queries.
Fiction for all ages - We have a wide and comprehensive stock of fiction for young people, ranging from classic works like L.M. Alcott's Little Women or L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, to more contemporary work, including J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker books, popular collections like Goosebumps or Sugar Secrets, and novels based on TV series like Hollyoaks.
Picture Books and Readers - We have a large number of books for our very young readers. For instance, there are a multitude of colourful books based on favourite TV characters such as Bob the Builder, Postman Pat, the Wombles and Kipper. In addition, we have a number of books by some of the most popular authors for young children including Dawn Apperly, Mick Inkpen and Val Biro.
Encyclopedias - The Library contains a number of encyclopaedias specially designed and published for young people, including Children's Britannica and the Eye Witness range. These are especially useful for that tricky homework project!
Non-fiction - We hold a large number of books on various aspects of the world around us. The Library also includes a large number of factual books that provide information on everything from coping with exams to dealing with divorce.
Activities - The Children's Library also contains a variety of materials to keep children interested and entertained including a number of jigsaw puzzles, activity and colouring-in pencils and sheets.
Internet - Internet facilities are also available for our younger members with parental consent.
Best of all there is no "silence policy" in this area!
For further information, please contact:
General Services Department
T: 028 9032 1707
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