Children and families

Children and families using the library

The Reading Agency and libraries present Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Did you know that children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the school holidays? Help your child develop the reading bug this summer and bring them to their local library to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Find out more.

Your library service for Children and Families

Whatever your family’s needs, you’ll find a wide range of books and resources for children and families at your local Salford library. 

Did you know it is free to join the library? Simply fill in a joining form for your child. It is free to borrow the books and use the computers. Children can borrow up to 10 items for 3 weeks. They can also use the library computers to play games or do their homework.

We offer reading advice and homework help and provide a full programme of activities for children and families throughout the year. These include term-time events such as story-rhymetime and baby-rhymetime sessions, and holiday craft sessions and special events.

Find out what's happening this month for your family at your nearest library.

Schools and other groups

We also offer support for schools and other groups. Teachers can organise class visits and Brownie or Cub groups can arrange to visit your nearest library to help children complete their book badges.