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Online Book Clubs


Medway Libraries run secure online book clubs for the ages below, on Microsoft Teams. All the books are available for free, along with thousands of others, through our eLibrary. To sign up for a free library card, please click here.


8-12 Year Olds: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Disguised as a boy, Alanna travels to the palace to train to become a knight. There she finds friends, enemies, and a place to belong- but will her secret be discovered? Filled with adventure, magic, and mystery, this timeless classic has inspired generations of readers, some of whom have become beloved authors today. A story of real heart and courage.


  • Thursday 19th November, 4-5pm.


13-16 Year Olds: Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick

Storm, shipwreck, survival. This novel delves deep into the might and majesty of the unpredictable ocean, the strength of an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl, and their will to survive against all the odds. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Prize 2020.



17-19 Year Olds: Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

A powerful, poignant, un-put-down-able novel about a 14-year-old’s struggle to deal with her mother’s out of hand hoarding habit, written with remarkable empathy and heart. When it comes to flying under the radar, Ro Snow is an expert. It may be lonely, but at least this way the truth remains where it should - hidden. Then Tanvi Shah, the girl who almost died, comes tumbling back into her life, and Ro finds herself losing control of her carefully constructed lies. But if Ro's walls come crumbling down, who's going to take care of her mother...



Lego Club


Join other Medway residents in a fun virtual Lego Club. The theme comes out on Tuesday at 4pm on Medway Libraries’ Facebook page- simply make your creation(s) and post a photo in the comments. You have a whole week to take part, before the next theme is announced. (Please note any building bricks will do; they do not need to be Lego-branded).


For more information please check this page.


Visiting the Library


Our libraries are open to the public for borrowing and browsing. To keep up to date, please click here.


Free Online Services from Medway Libraries


With a Medway Libraries card number and PIN, you can access all the below for free. To join the library and gain instant online access, please sign up here.


·         12,000+ eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages – access via our website, the Libby app (Overdrive app if using a Kindle), or 

·         130+ eMagazines- including BBC Good Food, BBC History Magazine, Playstation, Top Gear, Match of the Day and National Geographic (including Kids and Little Kids editions). Our selection includes magazines on parenting, gardening, homes and interiors, nature, photography, art, sport, entertainment, craft, travel, family history, science, cars, trains, fitness, food, children’s, technology, and more. Access via our website, the RBDigital App, or Please note there are also lots of eMagazines on Pressreader, e.g. Beano (see Newspapers).

·         1,500+ eComics, including manga, Star Trek, X-Men, and Marvel titles such as the Avengers, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. There are also children’s titles and Disney comics, Popeye, My Little Pony and more. Access via our website, the RBDigital App, or

·         Newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, The Kent Messenger, Newsweek and The Daily Telegraph, as well as a selection of children’s titles. Access via our website, the Pressreader app, or

·         Family history website Ancestry. Visit and sign in with your library card.  Ancestry can be accessed via the drop down box from your name on the top right or in My Account on the left hand side. 

·         Online reference resources, such as Encyclopaedia Britannica (Junior, Student and Adult), Access to Research and Oxford Reference Online. The full links and access can be found here.


Links to all the services and resources above can also be found on the Medway Libraries website ( They can be accessed on a computer, smartphone, tablet and many eReaders.


Many thanks,


Emily Maycock | Community Librarian – Young People’s Team | Medway Libraries | Medway Council
01634 335146 | Gillingham Library, 3 High Street, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1BG


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Currently reading: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Charles Dickens