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Bookbug and Early Learning - East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Bookbug and Early Learning

Check out the sizzling hot summer programme of events and activities for your wee ones.

 

Our youngest readers are so important to us that we give them a very special First Library Card featuring Hamish the Bear. It's easy to join the library, just drop into your nearest East Renfrewshire Library with some identification or complete the online joining form and start your child on the road to a lifelong love of books and libraries. With touch and feel books, board books and picture books, DVDs, Bookbug and storytelling sessions, your child is never too young to join the library.

 

HAIRY MACLARY AND FRIENDS FINAL SHOW

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'Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.' 

Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy' by Lynley Dodd.
Characters from the bestselling book come to wonderful life including Hercules Morse as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts covered in spots and Scarface Claw, the toughest tomcat in town! With music, singing and your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family. 

Sunday 15 October, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

'This is old-school children's theatre in all the right ways.' **** THE LIST

'A vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd's much-loved children's books to life.' PRIMARY TIMES

For more details or to book tickets, visit Eastwood Park Theatre Box Office.

Check out the wonderful books that inspired the show, available from your library.

 

Books for Young Children

Library staff love to read stories to our younger members and are always on hand to help you find your child's next favourite book. Here are just some of our favourite books for young children. 

Alfie in the Bath   Apple Pie ABC    Jumblebum   Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes   There's a Bear in my Chair   We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Books for Parents

If you are looking for some ideas or guides to help navigate the sometimes bumpy road of parenting, take a look at the Practical Parenting collections available in libraries. There are books covering a wide range of topics from breastfeeding, toilet training, weaning and more.

Allergy Free Baby & Toddler Cookbook   7000 Baby Names   Dr Dawn's Guide to Toddler Health   How to Code: The Grown Ups Guide   How to Help your Autistic Spectrum Child   Parenting in the Here and Now   Potty Training   The Contented Baby goes to School

Bookbug and storytimes

Spark your wee ones' imaginations and let Bookbug and storytimes bring books, reading and learning to life. 

Every week there will be silly songs and stories for you and your little ones to enjoy together and, of course, bubbles aplenty! Come along and join in the fun at these interactive sessions for children and their carers. We hold tailored Bookbug Sessions for babies and for toddlers as well as open sessions for children aged 0 - 4 years. Due to the popularity of sessions and limitations of space we ask that no more than two adults accompany each child.

Don't forget to check out the great art and activities and what's on at Eastwood Park Theatre

Bookbug Library Challenge

Getting involved in the Bookbug Library Challenge couldn't be easier. 

  • Join your local library and pick up your child's Collector's Card
  • Collect a stamp each time your child borrows books
  • When your card is full, swap it for a certificate for your child to keep
  • Start collecting stamps on a new card! There are lots of certificates to collect

There are 7 new beautifully illustrated certificates to collect.

Bookbug Bags

Get your hands on a free Bookbug bag with brilliants stories and goodies to share as a family.

  • Bookbug Baby and Toddler packs are gifted by Health Visitors at check up times. If for any reason you have not received your pack please contact your nearest library who will be happy to help.
  • The Bookbug Explorer pack is gifted to three year olds by nurseries and family centres, usually at induction.
  • The Bookbug P1 Family pack is gifted to all primary one children at gifting sessions delivered in libraries, or in schools with the support of library staff.
  • Gaelic Bookbug packs are available on request by contacting your health visitor or your local┬álibrary

Bookbug and Storytime sessions
Library at Barrhead Foundry
Bookbug Baby Session 0 - 18mth
Wednesdays
10.30am
Bookbug Toddler Session 18mth - 4 years
Fridays
10.30am
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Saturdays
10.30am
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Sundays
11.30am
Busby Library
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Wednesdays
9.30am
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Fridays
9.30am
Clarkston Library
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Tuesdays
10.30am
Storytime session 3 - 5 years
Tuesdays during school term time only
2.15pm
Bookbug Baby Session 0 - 18mths
Wednesdays
2.15pm
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Saturdays
10.30am
Eaglesham Library-  Montgomery Hall
Bookbug Toddler Session 18mths - 4 years
Tuesdays
9.30am
Bookbug Baby Session 0 - 18mths
Tuesdays
10.45am
Giffnock Library
Bookbug Baby Session 0-18mths
Wednesdays
2.15pm
Bookbug Toddler Session 18mths - 4 years
Fridays
10.30am
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Saturdays
10.30am
Mearns Library
Bookbug Baby Session 0-18mths
Mondays
2pm
Bookbug session 0 - 4 years
Wednesdays
2pm
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Thursdays
10.30am
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Saturdays
10.30am
Neilston Library
Bookbug Toddler Session 18mths - 4 years
Tuesdays
10.15am
Bookbug Baby Session 0-18mths
Tuesdays
11.30am
Bookbug Session 0 - 4 years
Saturdays
10.30am
Thornliebank Library
Bookbug Baby Session 0-18mths
Wednesdays
10.30am
Bookbug Toddler Session 18mths - 4 years
Fridays
10.30am

 

 

 

 

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