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Young Libraries

Our Community Libraries and the Library of Birmingham give you wonderful opportunities to read, learn and enjoy activities in the library and online.

Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Young Poet Laureate

Serena Arthur is the Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham.
Teddy and Book in the Children's Library, Library of Birmingham

Children's Library

Come and visit our fantastic space especially for children and young people. 
School visit

Events for Schools

Author visits, tours of the latest Gallery exhibition and more. 
Old Santa Claus' Visit from Picture Companions (1905)

Fun in the Holidays

Fun activities in the Library of Birmingham and Community Libraries for children and young people during the school holidays.
Girl smiling

Children's Book Awards

And the winner is... Find out about all the major awards for children's books
Baby playing

Children Under 5

Little ones love libraries! Discover more about what's on offer in the library for under 5s 
Young woman with book at a Teenage Reading Group

Teenage Reading Groups

Meet new friends, explore new books and find out more about your favourite authors.
Book covers of books reviewed by Birmingham Virtual School

Virtual School Reviews

Get some great ideas about what to read next from these reviews written by children and young people from Birmingham Virtual School
Two boys share a story

Read Me

Discover a magical world of books, stories, riddles and rhymes for children.
Dick and Tom go to prison

Glad ur not...

... a poor child living in the 19th century!  
Covers of books reviewed for the Book Bus Blog

Book Bus Book Reviews

Do you use the Mobile Library? Find out what fantastic books for children and young people our users have been reading and reviewing.
Suitcase of scary objects

Creepy Collection

Discover the hideous, the horrible and the downright horrific hidden in the collections of Libraries, Archives and Museums in Birmingham.
Joined Up

Find out about Joined Up!

Join 2013-2014 Young Poet Laureate Lauren Williams as she takes a journey through the Library of Birmingham and tells all about Joined Up! 
Looking down on from above on visitors to the children's library enjoying the bean bags.

Children's University

Birmingham Libraries welcomes members of the Children’s University. Come along to your local library to get your Passport to Learning stamp.
Wood of Words

Wood of Words

Wood of Words is a fun interactive website which aims to encourage children to read and enjoy books and share their experiences.