Prepare to go on adventures with pirates and princesses, battle dragons and cast spells, become a sport champion or learn about the dark ages and the wonders of science. There's no end to the possibilities with books! But we're more than just books here at East Riding Libraries, so read on and discover all the magic available at your local library.
2021 BookTrust Storytime prize
Join East Riding Libraries celebrating this year's shortlist for the BookTrust Storytime prize. Every Saturday mroning until 11 December you can book a free place for our storytime sessions at Beverley or North Bridlington. Each storytime session will focus on a different book. There will be fun, free activities, collectible characters, and, of course, our librarians will the the story.
Want to take part in the fun at home? Watch the videos of authors reading this year's shortlist and download the activity pack for a range of fun ideas, great for kids under five.What's On Download activity pack (PDF 3.8MB)
Reading tip: You can watch the whole playlist on YouTube
Learn to code
Discover the fun of coding! You can work on your own projects at home by borrowing a Micro:bit, or you can come along to our free after school Code Clubs. Learning to code means you can make websites, robots, musical instruments and so much more! Where will your imagination take you?Find out more Find a code club Reserve a Micro:bit
The answers are at your fingertips! If you need to research, use your library membership number to access lots of online reference and research sites for free. You can also use free Wi-Fi or computers at your local library, and print or scan. Find out more on the Learning and Study page.Visit Learning and Study
A gift of books with Bookstart
Bookstart is the world's first national book gifting programme. Bookstart gifts free books to all children in England and Wales at two key ages before school to help families read together every day. Every child is entitled to a free Bookstart pack at 0-12 months and 3-4 years. You'll find amazing pages for all the family, including interactive storybooks, booklists, bookfinders, activities and much more. There are also packs for children with additional needs. Sign up at anytime by visiting your local library.Find a library
Read more about the programme on the Booktrust website
Parent support and information
Search our catalogue for parenting books on pregnancy, sleeping, feeding and more. We also have a range of 'situation books' to help you and your child through the new experiences, such as the first trip to the dentist. You can also download Mother and Baby magazine for free with East Riding Libraries eMagazines.Go to catalogue