Autumn Activities for Children
There are so many brilliant activities and events to chose from this Autumn for children. Visit the Book Week Scotland page for further activities happening in November as part of the National celebration of books and reading including Meet the Authors and Foodie Fun! The full Autumn brochure will be available soon.
Crafts to Match 5-12 yrs: Regular hands-on craft sessions inspired by children's books. Free, no need to book.
|All aboard your very own train, taking inspiration from 'The Railway Children'.||Giffnock Library||Wed 23 Aug||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Create magical Autumnal pictures using leaves and twigs||Mearns Library||Wed 23 Aug||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Picture this! Create an autumnal masterpiece using twigs, leaves and other natural materials.||Neilston Library||Wed 23 Aug||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Rainbow Tambourine - Make your own rainbow-themed Tambourine.||Barrhead Foundry Library||Thurs 24 Aug||4pm-5pm|
|Seasonal inspired craft session, unleash your creative side with the help of gallons of glitter and glue!||Clarkston Library||Fri 25 Aug||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Seasonal inspired craft session, unleash your creative side with the help of gallons of glitter and glue!||Busby Library||Fri 1 Sept||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Celebrate author Daniel Defoe's birthday by building a raft to help Robinson Crusoe escape from his island||Thornliebank Library||Tues 5 Sept||3.30pm-4.30pm|
Roald Dahl Day: Create dream jars or dreamcatchers, wear big ears or eat snozzcumber,drink frobscottle or play with words in a whipple-scrumptious word activity game.Just one of many ways your library may be celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday.
Wednesday 13 September, 3.30pm All libraries. Free, please call library to book your place.
National Poetry Day: Drop in to any library and let our poetry lovers prescribe the perfect poem for you for National Poetry day! Why not have a go yourself - transform titles on the shelves or words on spines into poetry for others to enjoy.
And we have 'Poetry Play' for families too. Make up your own poem by picking random words from the Rhyming Hat...who can make the silliest, kookiest rhyme...?
Thornliebank Library Tuesday 26 September 3.30 - 4.30pm
Clarkston, Giffnock, Mearns Libraries Thursday 28 September 3.30 - 4.30pm
Barrhead Foundry Library Thursday 28 September 4 - 5pm
Free, no need to book
Libraries Week: Wonders await at your local library, whether it's a super salt-dough craft session, a book-tastic quiz night, origami monsters or digital delights, make sure you make your mark on National Libraries Week. Free, no need to book.
|Make yourself an awesome snake mobile. Decorate your snake as Kipling's Kaa, Voldemort's python-viper Nagini, or as your imagination dictates. 5-12yrs||Busby Library||Tues 10 October||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Origami Monster Corner Bookmark. Make a monster to keep your place in your book. 5-12 yrs||Giffnock Library||Tues 10 October||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Dick King Smith was born this month. Let's celebrate and create your very own Babe pig mask. 5-12yrs||Thornliebank Library||Wed 11 Oct||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Make and paint a salt-dough model of your favourite storybook character, or with a little bit of imagination create your very own! 5-8yrs||Clarkston Library||Thurs 12 Oct||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|Diwali Diya Lamp - Celebrate the festival of light with us and make your own Diya Lamp. 5-12 yrs||Barrhead Foundry Library||Thurs 12 Oct||4pm-5pm|
|Make a finger puppet inspired by the classic children's book 'the Very Hungry Caterpillar. 5-8 yrs||Eaglesham Library||Fri 13 Oct||3.30pm-4.30pm|
|No fear of prickles at this craft session! Create pompom hedgehogs from wool. 5-12 yrs||Neilston Library||Fri 13 Oct||3.30pm-4.30pm|
October Holidays: Full details of the October Holiday activities will be posted shortly.