Refugee Support for Children
Find out about the services available for children, including the Bear Us In Mind project, online resources and foreign language books and audiobooks.
Library Services for Children
We have lots of library services for children and younger people including:
You can download this simple picture leaflet which shows our Library Services for Children [PDF, 2.5MB]
You can download the Libby App to borrow up to 20 ebooks or audiobooks at a time, available for free with your library card.
This includes a collection of children's ebooks in Ukrainian which have recently been made available on the Libby home page.
Bear Us In Mind
Bear Us In Mind supports Ukrainian children with a toolkit including teddies, stones and sunflower seeds, plus a set of resource sheets to work through with an adult.
The toolkits are designed to support the wellbeing of the child, especially in regards to separation, loss and bereavement.
Email us or ask at the library if you know a child who would benefit from a free toolkit.
Online Resources for Children and Young People
LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children. For parents there are articles on supporting children in learning English, videos on using English at home and information about English courses for your child.
Learning Time with Timmy is designed for children aged 2-6 learning English as an additional language, as well as very young native English speakers. You can subscribe to the channel to watch five-minute episodes and songs aimed at making learning fun.
BBC Learning English: Stories for Children is a series of animated short stories to help children learn English with their parents. Each story has a downloadable transcript and activities pack to help children explore and use the language.
Cambridge English has activities to help children practise reading and writing, listening or speaking.
More help and information
For further information and help with any of these resources, please fill in an Ask a Librarian form and the Enquiries Team will be happy to help.