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Children and Young People

Reading to your child will give them a head-start at school and a flying start in life.

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.

Upcoming Events

Bookbug Sessions

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.

Bookbug Week Monday 13th – Friday 19th May

Celebrate with us at Big Bookbug Clarkston Hall Tuesday 14th May 11.30am

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, Mearns Library, Eaglesham Library & Busby Library, Clarkston Library & Barrhead 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.

Brickfast Club!

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.

Featured Events

25th Oct 2021


Barrhead Foundry Library

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04th Oct 2022

Read, Write, Count Busby Library

Busby Library

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28th Aug 2023

Thornliebank Library – Brickfast Club

Thornliebank Library

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28th Aug 2023

STEM Session at Giffnock Library

Giffnock Library

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