Services for 5-12

Library services for 5-12 year olds

What does Inverclyde Libraries offer for 5-12 year olds?

Lots of Books

All libraries have an excellent selection of all types of books for 5-12 year olds: short books; long books; fact books; graphic novels; audio books, e-books…the list is endless!

You can borrow 20 books at a time at no cost and we do not charge children for overdue books if you keep them a little bit longer!

Reading books is one of the best ways for your child to learn, to relax and have fun.

If you would like to suggest an item of stock to add to our collection please visit our Stock Suggestions page.

Space to Make and Do

All children’s sections of libraries have space for 5-12 year olds to read, do homework, play, write and draw.


During school holidays, libraries have free crafternoons where children can drop into libraries and get messy with making. Libraries provide high-quality craft materials and children can make seasonal items to take home.

Digital Services

Libraries have lots of computers that young people can use for free. Some libraries have ipads that can be used by children.

Library Club

Library Club is a great after-school club for 8-12 year olds who want to read, draw, build with lego and develop their digital skills. For more information visit the Library Club page.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place at all libraries during the summer holidays. Children are encouraged to visit the library and read library books in return for prizes. Details of this year’s challenge will be available on the Upcoming Events page.

Visits from Schools

Libraries Inspire is a programme supporting library membership and visits in association with all Inverclyde schools. For further information please see the Primary Schools at the Library page.


We hold a wide selection of non-fiction books to help you with homework, projects or revision and can provide access to Pcs and printing. Useful websites to help you with homework can be found on the left hand side of this page.


Inverclyde Libraries want to make our services as accessible as possible for everyone. We hold a range of sensory equipment for use in the library as detailed on our Au-some Libraries page and have adaptive technology suited to a wide range of needs, for further information visit our Accessibility page.


Page last updated: 25 June 2019