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Libraries for 5 to 12 year olds

Joining the library

It's free to join the library and to borrow books and audio books!

There are a selection of great card designs to choose from, so you can find a card which is just right for you. You can use your library card in all Surrey libraries and borrow up to 20 items.

You can join by visiting the library or joining online.

Ask a parent or guardian to come to the library with an official document which has your family name and address on.

Having difficulty finding the right books?

We have put together a massive range of book lists for all ages and abilities, including picture books:

Summer Reading Challenge

Join in the fun of the annual Summer Reading Challenge – there are incentives and rewards to collect as you visit the library and read six books over the summer. Even better, it's free to take part.

Children's Book Award

The Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award takes place every year, and celebrates the best fiction for seven to nine year olds.


Our Chatterbooks reading groups are a chance for children aged 7 - 11 to have fun sharing books they enjoy and taking part in games and activities.

Read Hear

Youngsters who experience difficulties in reading often find listening to a story whilst following the text makes it easier to identify and remember troublesome words. Our Read Hear collection has been specifically designed to help children who need extra encouragement.

Life Matters

Are you or your family facing a new or challenging situation? We all experience times in our lives when we need some information and guidance. Please see our Life matters - how libraries can help, webpage, for hep and advice. Our reading lists also cover a wide range of topics.

Group visits to the library

Libraries welcome visits from school classes, Brownie & Cub packs, etc. Please contact your local library for further information.