All Year One children in Plymouth to be given a library card


This October our library service is giving all year one children in Plymouth their very own library card.

The card which has been created for the new children’s library challenge the Findalots, will be given out in assemblies, libraries and classrooms over the next month with the aim being that all children in Year One will have received a card by the beginning of November.

The library card can be used to borrow books, eBooks and audiobooks, access online resources, use computers and Wi-Fi and attend activities including book groups, Code Clubs and Lego Clubs. There’s also the new children’s challenge the Findalots, which encourages children to read and take part in library activities each month.

Council leader Tudor Evans said “Giving children a lifelong love of reading and learning is absolutely critical to giving children the best start in life – which is why we pledged to give every Year One child a library card. Our libraries are packed events for children and there can never be enough children in libraries. Don’t forget borrowing books, using computers and attending library activities is free and there are no charges for overdue children’s books.”

The cards can be taken to any Plymouth Library to be activated. Children who are already library members can choose to have their card transferred to the new one.