#LibrariesFromHome brought to you by Libraries Connected
Here at Libraries Connected, we are showcasing the best digital services from public libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
On this page you can find some of the excellent rhyme times, story times and other activities that keep children engaged and support early literacy and creative thinking. We want to help families to choose live and recorded events not just from their own library service but anywhere in the country.
We're also promoting activities to keep adults connected through library reading groups and book discussion groups.
Digital library resources can be accessed through most library websites. From audio and e-books, newspapers and magazines to encyclopaedias, music collections and free online courses: your library can support you.
If you aren’t already a member, you can join most libraries online. Just head over to your local library to find out what they offer.
Find your local library service here: https://www.gov.uk/local-library-services
Oldham Healthy New Year Festival
Join Oldham Libraries on Zoom on Saturday 22 January for 'Keeping Going' - a talk about handling the uncertainty of our daily lives.
This is a free event - booking is open now.
British Library's Discovering Children's Books
Aimed at primary school children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages, the site explores the history and rich variety of children’s literature, through treasures from the British Library, Seven Stories, Bodleian Libraries and the V & A. It also has a bank of creative activities for children of all ages, from creating your own comic to making a miniature book or inventing a superhero.
National Literacy Trust's Learn and play
Ideas and guidance for fun, simple activities that will engage your children and improve their reading, writing and language development.
The Reading Agency's Reading Well for children
Help for children and families to understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing using helpful reading.
Libraries Connected endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, however, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.
Books to help children through Covid-19 by The Reading Agency
Supporting children and families during the Covid-19 crisis with books that help children stay safe, calm, connected and hopeful.
Miss browsing at your local library? View our selection of online book websites that recommend books for adults and children.
Information at home
Advice and information on COVID-19 from the government and for key affected groups as well as general consumer advice and media information.
Health and Wellbeing at home
A collection of resources and contacts to help support positive mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.