How do I join?
It’s easy and it’s free. You can join without your parent or carer being there and borrow two books straight away.
Once we have your parent or carer's signature you can borrow up to ten books and six other items such as DVDs or CDs. You will also need your parent or carer to give their approval if you want to use the computers in the library. You can join at the library or online.
What can I borrow?
- Up to ten books for three weeks
- Up to six DVDs, music CDs or talking books
- You can keep them for longer (if no one else has asked for them) by phone, online or by going in to any library
What will it cost?
- Books and talking books are free to borrow
- There is a small weekly hire charge for music CDs, DVDs and videos
- There is no charge for overdue children's books
- There is no charge for items damaged by under fives, looked after children and children with additional needs
Stuck for a book?
- You’ll find a brilliant choice at your library
- Staff can help to find the perfect book for you
- If you can’t find what you want on the shelves, you can order it
- Some books are available in large print, dual and sign language
Struggling with homework?
Your library has:
- Information books
- Computers and broadband internet
- Printing and photocopying
- Quiet space
Some libraries have homework clubs too.
Want something to do?
- The Summer Reading Challenge
- Children's book festivals
- Book Quest visits to schools
- Look at your local library page for details of activities in your area
Further information for teachers, parents and carers of very young children, childminders, foster carers and home educators is also available by following the links on this page. Leaflets about services are available in libraries.
Volunteer Reading Help (VRH)
This is a national charity that recruits and trains volunteers to go into a local primary school to read with children on a one -to-one basis. They look for people with a passion for literacy who can spare three hours of their time each week to help inspire the next generation of readers.
If you interested in volunteering for the Shropshire branch of Volunteer Reading Help visit their website using the link on this page or ring 01952 594245