The library for 12-19 years

Enjoy reading 

Every library has a collection of great reads for teenagers and young adults.

Computers and wifi to use for games or studying.

eBooks, eMagazines and eReference to access remotely.

View our recommended reads for a new adventure, or prize winning young adult books to loan. 


Regular after school help sessions:

  • run by staff and trained volunteers
  • for ages 8 to 18
  • help with Maths, English, Science, reading or other project work 
  • no need to book a place just drop in

We have 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 during term time only, but don’t forget there are friendly staff to help with homework whenever the library is open.


Aspley  Wednesdays 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Dales Centre Mondays 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Hyson Green Fridays 4pm to 5.30pm
Meadows Mondays and Fridays 3.30pm to 5.30pm
St Ann's Valley Centre Fridays 3.45pm to 5.30pm

Discover coding for Twine games. Create characters, settings and plots. 

Roleplaying game groups for people aged from 11 to 25 in 5 libraries:

Nottingham Central
St Ann’s Valley
Bulwell Riverside

Check out our Storysmash gaming cabinets in the libraries above. Play free Twine games from professional developers and those created in previous Twine sessions.

Find out more: 

Website: www.storysmash.co.uk

Email: storysmash@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StorysmashUK




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 play writing, 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 10am-12pm. For ages 11 to 15 years.

For more information and to register visit Writing East Midlands website or contact info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk 

Young Writers Group

Reading Well for young people recommends expert endorsed books about mental health. 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.

Shelf Help

More resources

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:library.volunteer@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

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