Children & Young People
How do I join?
You can join at any age, the earlier the better. You can join online or go to your local library. You will need to take a parent or guardian with you and they will need to show one proof of name and address. You can also join without your parent or guardian but you will still need to show one proof of their name and address (please ask their permission to do this).
It is FREE!
What can I borrow?
You can borrow all of these in English and Welsh:
- Board books
- Books for babies
- Books for first readers
- Picture books
- Story books
- Information books
- Books for young people
- Audio books
- Teenage books
How many books can I borrow, and for how long?
You can borrow up to 10 books for 3 weeks. You can keep them for longer if no one else has asked for them. To do this you can renew your books by phone or by visiting the library.
What if I can’t find the book I want?
Please ask a member of staff if you need help to find the book you want. If you still can’t find a specific book you can also reserve it and we will or get it from another library for you, please ask for help to do this.
Will it cost me if my books are late?
No, there are no fines for books which are returned late on children’s cards.
Can I borrow DVDs?
Yes, though there is a small weekly hire charge for DVDs.
What if I damage an item?
There is no charge for items borrowed on a child’s card that are returned damaged.
Is there help with homework?
Yes, your library has:
- Information books
- Computers and internet
- Printing and photocopying
- Staff on hand to help you find the information in books or online
Plus lots of useful resources and services to assist you with your homework.
These services are FREE to members of Wrexham Libraries:
- Wrexham BFI Mediatheque (the only one in Wales)
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Can I use the computers in the library?
Yes, all libraries have computers and free internet access. However, you will need your parent or guardian with you the first time to sign a consent form to use them.
What else can I do?
We run many events and activities in our libraries for children throughout the year. Here are some of the fun things we organise for you:
- Story and rhyme times
- Reading groups
- Writing groups
- Art and craft sessions
- Writing squads (external link)
- Summer reading challenge
- World book day (external link)
- Author visits
For more details please visit or phone your local library.
Teenage and Young Adults
Wrexham library has a designated area especially for teens - well stocked with fiction, non-fiction, audio books as well as comic and graphic novels.
We have the latest titles including popular celebrity autobiographies, popular TV tie-ins and even a range of DVDs, CDs and audio books suitable for teens and young adults. We are also pleased to offer the exciting free E-Zines service from Welsh Libraries meaning you can easily access your favourite publications for your laptop, phone or tablet.
Membership of the library is free and will enable you to not only borrow items free of charge but also use our free computers too. We have facilities to print, scan and photo copy as well as free WiFi. Study and reference facilities are also available, together with furniture suitable for group work or individual work.
Come and check us out – we have friendly, helpful staff and if there is an item you want but can’t fine, we also offer a request service.
Bookstart (external link) is a national programme co-ordinated by Booktrust. It provides every 7 to 9 month old baby, and every 18 to 24 month toddler with a free pack of books, given by Health Visitors at baby clinics. The pack includes guidance material for parents and promotes a life-long love of books. The schemes are locally co-ordinated by the Library Service, who add an invitation to join the library into each pack.
Mothers are welcome to breastfeed their babies in all libraries.
These fun sessions are held regularly in a number of Wrexham Libraries. Parents, carers and under fives are warmly welcomed to the library for stories, songs and rhymes.
- Cefn Mawr Library: Thursday (Term Time Only) 2:15 – 2:45pm
- Chirk Library: Friday 3:30 – 4pm
- Gwersyllt Library: Wednesday (Term Time Only) 10 – 11am
- Overton Library: Every other Friday 11:15 – 12:45pm (Term Time Only)
- Rhos Library: Friday 10 – 11am
- Wrexham Library: Tuesday 2 – 2:30pm
- Wrexham Library: Wednesday (Term Time Only) 10 – 10:30am
Playgroups, nurseries, parent and toddler groups and childminders can borrow a collection of books to use with children in their care. Please complete the book box online form to request a collection.
You can arrange story sessions and library visits with any library in the county. Please contact your local library for more details.
Visits by school classes to any of Wrexham Libraries are very welcome and can be arranged through you local library. If you are a teacher please contact your nearest library.
Wrexham Libraries welcomes all children. Most libraries have disabled access, audio books, large print books and books of interest to parents and carers of children with special needs, for more details ask a member of staff.
Wrexham Library has a Large Print and Braille collection called ‘Access2Books’.
Language and Play
- Brynteg Library: Every Monday, 9.30 – 11am
- Rhos Library: Fridays, 9.30 -11am (Term time only) Ages 1-2