Children and Young People
Children and Young People
Reading to your child will give them a head-start at school and a flying start in life. Reading increases language skills and will help your child to be a more confident, inquisitive learner.
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, Bookbug and storytelling sessions, your child is never too young to join the library.
What we offer:
- Early years – Picture books, Bookbug and storytimes
- School children – A collection of books of all ages, reading challenges, activities and events
- Teenage – A great selection of young adult books and learning resources
- Children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks
- Britannica Online – A superb, authoritative online resource to support homework and learning
- PCs and WiFi
- Children’s services for grown-ups – Resources to support parents, carers and childcare providers
Spark your wee ones’ imaginations and let Bookbug bring books, reading and learning to life. We run weekly Bookbug sessions in our libraries. Bookbug is perfect for children from birth to 5 years old. Our sessions are FREE, but please pre-book your child’s place here.
Read, Write, Count!
Spark a love of learning and discovery by doing something fun together. Each month we will explore a different theme. It’s FREE so book your place and come along. Join us this month at Thornliebank Library, Neilston Library, Giffnock Library, Eaglesham Library & Busby Library.
Rise and Shine Storytime Sessions
Rise and Shine Storytime is our monthly activity for pre-school children, we’ll bring stories to life using senses and imagination and will end with a mini-maker activity for little ones to get creative. Our sessions take place at Mearns Library, Clarkston Library, Barrhead Foundry & Giffnock Library.
Work together with other budding builders, excellent engineers and awesome architects at our brick-tastic fun clubs using bricks and Lego. Perfect for children aged 5-12 years. Join us for Brickfast Club at Thornliebank Library, Eaglesham Library & Busby Library.
Calling all young scientists. Join us for our interactive STEM sessions, that are perfect for children aged 5-8 years. Our sessions take place at Clarkston Library, Mearns Library, Barrhead Foundry & Giffnock Library.