The library for 12-19 years
After school activities for up to 18 years
Regular after school drop-in sessions during term time, run by staff and trained volunteers:
Homework Help for ages 8 to 18:
- help with Maths, English, Science, or other project work
- free resources to use in the library for doing homework including books, stationery, calculators, protractors, computers, online reference books and printing
Homework Help sessions are open on specific days, times and during term time only, but don’t forget there are friendly staff to help with homework whenever the library is open.
Reading Champions for ages 4 to 16:
- gain confidence with independent reading by reading aloud to staff or volunteers
- get reading diaries signed
Games Club all ages welcome:
- board and card games for everyone to enjoy
Locations and times (All run in term time only):
Aspley Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help, Reading Champions and Games Club
Bilborough Library Tuesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help and Reading Champions
Clifton Library Thursdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help and Games Club
Dales Centre Library Mondays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help, Reading Champions and Games Club
Hyson Green Library Fridays 4 pm to 5.30pm Homework Help
Meadows Library Mondays and Fridays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help and Reading Champions
Radford-Lenton Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help, Reading Champions and Games Club
Sherwood Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help, Reading Champions and Games Club, plus Chess Club for all ages.
Southglade Park Library Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help, Reading Champions and Games Club
St Anns Valley Library Fridays 3.45pm to 5.30pm Homework Help
Strelley Road Library Mondays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Homework Help and Reading Champions and Fridays 3.30pm to 5.30pm Games Club
Storysmash and Young Writers
Discover coding for Twine games. Create characters, settings and plots.
Roleplaying game groups for people aged from 11 to 25 in 5 libraries:
Check out our Storysmash gaming cabinets in the libraries above. Play free Twine games from professional developers and those created in previous Twine sessions.
Nottingham Young Writers' Group
For ages 11-15 years
Join this fun and friendly young writers group, where you'll get to explore different types of writing and share your ideas with a professional writer. From poetry to playwriting, lyrics to stories, fairy tales to flash fiction, we have plenty of opportunities for you to try something new and be creative.
Come and take part in Nottingham Young Writers fortnightly at Nottingham Central Library, Saturday's 10 am to 12 pm. For ages 11 to 15 years.
Reading Well recommends expert endorsed books about mental health for young people. Selected titles with advice and information for 13 to 18-year-olds on issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams.
The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.
Duke of Edinburgh placement
Libraries are keen to support young people working towards their Bronze and Silver awards.
We can accommodate one young person per library at a time so cannot always guarantee a placement. To apply please download and complete the Duke of Edinburgh Application Form
Or get in touch via email for more information:firstname.lastname@example.org