Our junior members have an area of the library all to themselves so that they can spend time reading, relaxing, playing, listening to stories or using computers in a safe space of their own. You can register your child for a library card at any age. They are never too young to have a library card.
The Libraries in Kirkwall and Stromness both have their own areas for junior readers with a wide selection of story books, fact books, audiobooks, comics, large print, puzzle books. There are books for everyone.
Below are some panoramic photographs of the children’s library so you can show them what it looks like ahead of their visit.
Here are a few of the different things you will find in the children’s library.
We have loanable Birdwatching and Games Kits which can be borrowed by anyone.
The Birdwatching Kits contain a rucksack, binoculars, an RSPB Booklet, spotting sheets, pencils, colouring sheets and the Orkney Book of Birds.
Games Kits contain a foam football, 2 rackets, tennis balls, a Frisbee, cones, a skipping rope and beanbags.
If you need help with homework or school projects we have a wide range of information books that could be useful. We also have FREE Wi-Fi and a number of PCs with FREE internet access which you can use once a parent or guardian has signed a consent form. We also have printing facilities which are available at a reduced rate for homework use.
We have multiple copies of a wide selection of books aimed at junior and teenage readers. They are available to anyone but are particularly useful for schools, clubs or reading groups. You can find the full list by going to our online catalogue.