Opening Hours and Service

Libraries are open for public browsing and computer access. To check your local library opening hours, and services on offer please check Library Locations and Opening Hours. Owing to restrictions some services may be a little different in the coming months, and some continue to be suspended but we are working hard to recover and resume services when it is appropriate to do so and this website will be updated regularly.

Facilities and activities for children

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Library online events and activities

 

The Seekers Podcast

Seekers, we need you! Join Alph, Betty and Gammo on their adventures through space, time and beyond in this playful, interactive podcast for ages 3-8 and their families.

A brand new series of The Seekers Podcast is here. From the makers of The Star Seekers, The Time Seekers and The Deep Sea Seekers, each episode follows the team on an adventure across the universe, through the past and future and to the bottom of the ocean. Where will they end up next? Grab your headphones and get ready for an audio adventure like no other.

Brought to you by The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre.

 

 

Season 1 & 2 available now, free to listen and download

Available to listen on all major platforms HERE!

Download The Seekers Activity Book

 

Give them a listen, like and subscribe. You can also find the latest news and updates from The Seekers on Twitter & Facebook.

 

More information about the makers can be found here.

If you know any children aged 3-8 who might want to feature on a new episode, get in touch with Jesse at seekerspodcast@gmail.com.

 

“Appeals to a child’s wide-eyed wonder and hunger for exploration… It’s silly, sparkling stuff.”

★★★★ The Stage on The Star Seekers

“Places the children at the very heart of this brilliantly involving show.”

★★★★ Time Out on The Star Seekers

 

 

Gloucestershire Arts Awards Discover at Home

Arts Award is a set of awards for children and young people that gets them involved in and excited about arts and culture and celebrates their creative achievements. 

There are lots of inspiring ideas to get creative!  You can do it just for fun, or follow the programme and get a certificate.  Please ask at your local library next time you visit or see Gloucestershire Arts Award Discover at Home for more details.

 

Virtual Stories and Songs for Children

Amazing story times and Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions are available on our  Gloucestershire Libraries Youtube Channel

Online Coding

Gloucestershire Libraries Innovation Lab brings you Beginner’s coding & 3D modelling workshops 

 

Library Services For Education

The Library Services for Education the team have compiled a list of Free Educational Resources (PDF, 1 MB) to support home educating parents, schools and families.

 

Choosing books

 

Bookstart is a national scheme for pre-school children; it aims to help families discover the fun and excitement of sharing books together.  Bookstart Baby packs are for every child before their first birthday.  They are gifted by Registrars when parents register a new born, and they start children on their reading journey.  Bookstart Treasure packs are for every three to four year old.  They are gifted from pre-school settings and libraries.

Bookstart for every child, in addition there are also packs for children who need extra support to develop a love of books and reading:

  • Booktouch - for children aged 0-5 who are blind or partially sighted
  • Bookshine - for children aged 0-5 who are deaf or hearing impaired
  • Bookstart Star - for children 3-5 who have a condition or disability that impacts on their fine motor skills

Bookstart also supply packs to support dual language learners. 

If you have not received a Bookstart pack please contact your local library for more information or email: bookstart@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

 

Arts Award Supporter 

Gloucestershire Libraries is an Arts Award Supporter; young people who take part in arts activities in our libraries such as the Summer Reading Challenge can obtain the Arts Award Discover.

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Arts Award - Discover

 

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