Welcome Back! Children's Library Ticket Amnesty @ Bradford Libraries

Bradford Libraries supports literacy in Bradford schools with a children's library ticket amnesty, enabling children to participate in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge - Mythical Maze, which starts Saturday 12th July.

As part of Bradford Libraries commitment to supporting the literacy needs and development of children within the Bradford district we will be operating a children’s library ticket amnesty between April to September 2014.

This will mean that children, who have library tickets that have outstanding fines; lost items or other miscellaneous blocks that prevent them from using their library ticket, will have the opportunity to have their ticket cleared and their borrowing rights restored.

This will enable them to return to using their local library and participate in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014.

Children simply need to come along to their local library and when they have their chosen books issued any blocks on their library tickets will be removed by a member of library staff.

Children with lost tickets can also take advantage of this opportunity and have their library card replaced.  


One possible option would be for your school to take advantage of this opportunity by booking a class visit to your local library before the end of term. At the time of booking please mention that you would like your class to take advantage of the children’s ticket amnesty.

The children will need to bring their library cards if they have them or the school will need to provide a list of names and addresses to check in advance of the visit. Please find enclosed a list of local libraries and contacts. This does not mean that individual children cannot take advantage of the ticket amnesty, so if a class visit is not an option for your school please let the children know.


We are sure you will agree that this is a great opportunity for children to return to using the library, where they will find thousands of books to read as well as to participate in the annual summer reading challenge.

Here you can find the libraries who are taking part and also a flyer to distribute

If you require further information please contact me on 01274 433915 or christinea.donnelly@bradford.gov.uk.



Published: 06/05/2014
Audience: Headteachers, Literacy Coordinators, Primary Teachers
Contact: Christinea Donnelly

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