Libraries - children and family

Parents and carers

If you look after children there are many ways we can help you – our libraries have specialist resources which you can access for free.

Parents

Your local library can help you with:

  • books on parenting, childcare and development
  • large collection of early years books at Rossmore library
  • books to share with your children
  • books to help children with growing up
  • large print books and Dyslexia friendly books from Dyslexia Action in all our libraries with larger collections at Poole Central library
  • reluctant readers might enjoy the collections of picture books for older children in all our libraries
  • homework support
  • Reading Pictures Collection - a selection of books with few or no words to share and enjoy together

The library service manages the Bookstart scheme, which aims to promote the gift of the love of reading in all children.

Carers

We offer special library cards available for childminders, playgroups etc.

Please contact your local library for details.

Services for the visually impaired

In Poole Central library you can explore finger fun books for visually impaired children to help with their tactile skills, plus a Giant Print and Braille book collection. You can also borrow DVD's free of charge (2 per visit).

Find out about our accessible library services.

Page last updated: 23 July 2018
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