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Book Week Scotland!


Big Blethering Book Bash (Family Fun)

It's a marvellous party and you are all invited. Celebrate your favourite books by dressing up as your favourite character for a book-tastic afternoon of games, crafts and stories galore.

Giffnock Library & Barrhead Foundry Library | Sat 23 Nov | 2 - 4pm | Free, contact the library to book.

Giffnock Library: 0141 577 4976, Barrhead Foundry Library: 0141 580 1174

Book Gifting (Primary 1)

We are delighted to be gifting every primary 1 pupil with their free bag of books from Bookbug throughout the week. If you have a child in primary 1, keep your eyes peeled for this little treasure trove coming home. Inside will be three shortlisted titles for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and resources to spark a love of reading, writing and counting.  


Super Storytelling (Children)

Lucky pupils from East Renfrewshire primary schools will meet three top children's authors during Book Week Scotland.

Debi Gliori author and illustrator of over seventy picture books and novels for children of all ages, including the much-loved 'No Matter What' will be visiting on Monday 18th November

Barrhead Foundry Library | Mon 18 Nov | 11.15am 

Giffnock Library | Mon 18 Nov | 1.20pm

Alastair Chisolm children's author and puzzle creator will read 'The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears.' to P1 pupils on Thursday 21 November.

Barrhead Foundry Library | Thu 21 Nov | 9.20am

Giffnock Library | Thu 21 Nov | 11.15am

Simon Puttock award winning author of "Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School" will be visiting the new primary school, Maidenhill, to inspire pupils in their new school library

Friday 22 November.

Maidenhill Primary | Fri 22 Nov


And finally, library staff love to inspire with brilliant books, online resources and activities all year round.


Experience Virtual Reality (13 yrs+)Virtual Reality

Try out the latest Virtual Reality technology and discover what VR's all about!
Travel the world, explore exciting places, and get an immersive experience of sensational sights, from New York to Notre-Dame, or even journey to space and see the stars...

Clarkston Library / Monday 18 November / Drop-in from 10am-12noon

Free, no need to book.


Code Club

We offer free coding opportunities in the library for young people aged 7-13 throughout the school year. Learn how to program simple games and animations using the block-based programming language Scratch. All coders start with the Scratch Basics course and build up their programming skills as they move through the different projects in their club. For more details visit the Coding Clubs page.


Brick-Fast Club ( 5-12yrs)Brickfast

Work together with other budding builders and excellent engineers to design and build some cool creations using bricks and Lego at these brick-tastic clubs. Can you build it... yes you can!

Busby Library/ Fortnightly from Tues 27 Aug, 10 Sept, 24 Sept, 8 Oct / 3.30-4.30pm

Thornliebank Library/ Fortnightly from Fri 6, 20 Sept, 4, 18 Oct / 3.30-4.30pm

Neilston Library/ Fortnightly from Fri 25 Oct, 22 Nov, 13 Dec / 3.30-4.30pm

Contact the libraries to register your place.


Read, Write, Count


Read, Write, Count at your library is an activity that will spark a love of learning and discovery by doing something fun together as a family. All resources will be provided for you to enjoy exploring, making and creating together. Each month there will be something new to discover together. ( 5-9 years)

November: We are making a-MOO-zing Highland Coo magnets!

Barrhead Foundry LibraryTues 19 Nov3.30pm-4.30pm
Busby LibraryFri 8 Nov3.30pm - 4.30pm
Clarkston LibraryFri 22 Nov3.30pm-4.30pm
Eaglesham LibraryFri 15 Nov3.30pm - 4.30pm
Giffnock LibraryThurs 21 Nov3.30pm-4.30pm
Mearns LibraryWed 27 Nov3.30pm-4.30pm
Neilston LibraryWed 20 Nov3.30pm-4.30pm
Thornliebank LibraryTues 19 Nov

3.30pm - 4.30pm

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