Libraries for children and young people
A child's library card is an amazing free ticket to fun, exploration and enjoyment that starts from birth and lasts into adulthood.
Children (0 - 5 years old)
Libraries are magical places for babies and toddlers to explore.
Children (6 -12 years old)
Dorset libraries are a gateway to fun exploration and learning that will last a lifetime!
Information for Teenagers
Libraries are about more than just books....
Programmes for schools
Dorset Library Service welcomes class visits and we aim to work with schools to boost a love of reading and to enable pupils to feel confident about visiting their local library in order to support their learning and development.
New Horizons Book Award and associated creative and art competitions 2016
New Horizons, run by the Dorset Public and School Library services, aims to encourage young people to explore some of the best fiction by exciting new authors.
Dorset Library Service is now an Arts Award Centre and Arts Award Supporter.