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Children and Young People

Books, storytimes, Bookbug sessions, author visits and much more at your local library

You will find books for children and young people of all ages, from babies to teenagers.  There is also a selection of talking books to choose from.

Start reading to your child with books for babies, and come along to the Bookbug and storytime sessions held in most libraries. For further information find us on the  West Lothian Bookbug Facebook page

Book Choice

Stuck for something to read, or want to find some new authors? Why not try CBeebiesScottish Book Trust or Words for Life to find some great suggestions, games and quizzes.


There are two new fantastic eMagazines available that are suitable for children, Storytime and How It Works.

Storytime is aimed at our younger readers, and contains fairy tales, fables, illustrations and much more.

How It Works is perfect for inquisitive minds with sections dedicated to science, technology, transportation, space, history and the environment.

To view the entire collection, go to RB Digital Online Magazines.


If you want to download eBooks or eTalking Books for free, then register on the West Lothian eBooks site with your library barcode and PIN, or download from the International Children's Digital Library.

BBC Young Writers' Award

The BBC Young Writers' Award with Cambridge University and First Story is open for submissions from all 14- 18 year old writers. 

Stories can be up to 1000 words and the closing date is 19 March 2018.

BBC Young Writers' Award

Free Road Safety App Klang

Child pedestrian casualties in Scotland in 2015 totalled 450 with injuries commonly resulting when children cross the roads close to home or school.  Children aged 8-11 have been identified as one of the most vulnerable pedestrian groups.  Child pedestrian casualties can be reduced if we can educate them about road safety.

The free road safety app Klang: The Road Home from the Scottish Government is aimed at 8-11 year olds and uses gaming technology to educate children about important road safety messages in a fun way. Go to the Klang website to find out more.

pdf icon Klang wordsearch [1Mb]

Homework Help

Stuck with your homework? You can find answers to your homework questions and lots more on Britannica Junior Encyclopaedia. Amazing facts on countries, animals, people, sport, history  and science.

All you need to search Britannica at home is the barcode from your library ticket, or you can look it up on the library computer


Video Games Survey

Would you like to take part in a survey about whether there is any demand for video games and video games consoles in UK libraries?  The survey is from a fourth year undergraduate student, Amy Douglas, at the University of Glasgow.

Anyone who lives in the UK can take part, even if they never use libraries or play video games. 

Video Games Survey