Cumbria Libraries Young People's Services

You are never too young to join the library Everyone is welcome from babies to teenagers.

We have loads of fantastic stuff you can borrow: 

  • board books
  • picture books and story books
  • graphic novels 
  • information books to help you with your homework and hobbies. 

If you are under 19 you can borrow up to 40 books and 6 talking books, and they are all FREE.
You can also borrow your favourite DVD, but you will have to pay a weekly charge.

If you like using computers all our libraries have computers that you can use free for up to an hour a day. But remember, if you are under 16 you will need your parent's or guardian's permission.

As well as having books and computers, the library is a great place to meet your friends and there is always lots going on including:

  • regular storytime and rhymetime sessions for under 5's
  • holiday storytime and activity sessions
  • reading groups for different ages
  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • homework clubs

Want to know more about Cumbria Libraries Young People's Services? Call or email the Young People's Librarian for your area:

Lauren Martin at Barrow Library
01229 407381   

Caroline Lunny at Carlisle Library 
01228 227324    

Kate Holliday at Penrith Library 
01768 812103 

Frances Taylor at Kendal Library
01539 713528 

Rachel Wilkinson at Whitehaven Library 
01946 506394 

Kathryn Lynn at Workington Library
01900 706173