Children’s library


The existing services

Core services

The Children’s Library offers children’s and young people’s book stock from birth including:

  • Baby board books & picture books
  • Children & Young People’s fiction and non-fiction.
  • Dual language books
  • Large print & braille books
  • Stories on CD, music CDS & DVDs.
  • Weekly storytime & craft activity
  • Multi-sensory book bags.

Bookstart Bear Club

Pre-school children become members of the Bookstart Bear Club, collecting stickers and certificates. 

School visits

The service offers a visit to every Reception school class in Darlington.  

Teen area

There is also a small Teens Area currently located at the back of the Children’s Library.  

The Revised Service

Part of the new Library is designed specifically for children, with a modern and vibrant environment. 

Core services

The core service for children and young people will remain the same including: 

  • Baby board books & picture books
  • Children & Young People’s fiction and non-fiction.
  • Dual language books
  • Large print & braille books
  • Stories on CD, music CDS & DVDs.
  • Weekly storytime & craft activity
  • Multi-sensory book bags.
  • Multi-sensory area

Bookstart Bear Club

The Bookstart Bear Club will continue. 

School visits

Visits to every Reception school class in Darlington will continue. 

Activities

There is also a broader range of other programmed activities available within the Dolphin Centre.

Teen area

There will be a separate Teen Zone.

Wider benefits

There is also a range of other facilities and activities for young people in the Dolphin Centre. 


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