Children's University learning destinations

The Children's University offers 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families) exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. Contact your local Children's University centre to find out more.

How can we support you?

Northamptonshire libraries are learning destinations for the Children's University and offer a range of activities which can earn you credits.

These include:

  • Homework clubs
  • Book clubs
  • Craft activities
  • Creative writing groups
  • Hands on learning activities  

You will earn one credit per hour for each of these activities. When activities are less than one hour in duration half a credit will be earned.

You can also receive credits for taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. You will earn one credit per book read, up to a maximum of six credits plus an additional four credits for writing two book reviews.

How do I receive accreditation for an activity?

There are two ways to receive accreditation:


To receive accreditation for participating in a library activity you need to ask a member of library staff to stamp your learning passport after the activity. Alternatively you can request a log sheet from a member of library staff after the activity.

The log sheet and passport will need to be returned to your school to ensure your points are counted. The library is not responsible for keeping track of any credits earned.


If you have a login for the e-passport system you can log your hours online.

If you need help you can view the user guide which leads you through this process:


  • e-passport user guide (PDF format 785KB)  

How do I find out what activities are available in my local library?

To find out what Children's University activities are available at your local library please visit our events calendar.

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