Young bookworms in Stirling receive access to online reading platform

Children at all schools and nurseries in Stirling are now able to access a wide range of eBooks and audiobooks for free through their school and personal devices.

Children at Raploch Primary School accessing library material online
BorrowBox can now be accessed via school devices in Stirling

Young readers are able to download and read or listen to a fantastic selection of books through BorrowBox, an online resource that can support pupils to access free reading materials.

Access to BorrowBox requires a Stirling Council library membership and local libraries are ready to help budding bookworms to get set up on the platform.

Stirling’s library services have also purchased a number of titles to allow up to 500 learners to access at the same time, enabling schools to join in with a city-wide read and promote a sense of community while reading.

Any Stirling resident who would like their child to take part should contact their school and sign them up for a library card if they do not already have one.

Children and Young People Convener, Cllr Margaret Brisley said: “BorrowBox is an excellent platform available through Stirling’s library services and I’m delighted that schools and nurseries can offer this to pupils.

“Every opportunity to foster a love of reading in our young people is valuable and I’d encourage families to make sure that their children are able to use BorrowBox, either in school or at home.”