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Children and Young People

Children and Young People

There are dozens of ways to enjoy books and reading with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Library Service. With fun events and activities for children of all ages to help build literacy, confidence, communication and social skills, you can give your kids a head start.

You can keep your tots jolly, whether it’s with crafts, Little Steps for Little People or Bookbug sessions and story times. There are after school and weekend clubs for school-age children too. Your child will be learning and having fun at the same time.

You can even make your child’s birthday one to remember by booking a birthday party with us! You can choose your theme – Pirates, Princesses or Teddy Bears at Rutherglen, or Princess and Pirates, Pirates, Princess and Knights, Teddy Bear, Winnie the Pooh or Frozen at Greenhills. Whichever you choose, it will be a birthday they’ll never forget!

Kids can join one of our phenomenally popular Minecraft clubs, or come along to our great seasonal events like Halloween parties and Christmas crafts - not forgetting our awesome summer events programme!

Remember – you can use your ACE membership in libraries too!

Children’s events and activities in Libraries are listed below. To find the event or activity which suits you or your children, use one of these options:

  • Hover over the name of an activity and you’ll see a description in a pop-up box.
  • Scroll through the list of events and activities to find the one you’re looking for.
  • Change the ‘day’ to see daily listings, or select ‘ALL’ to see the full weekly list.
  • If you are looking for a particular library, just click on the drop-down list and select the one you want.
  • You can combine the library and the activity together by clicking on the ‘filter’ button on the top right.

You can book an activity by contacting your nearest library.

What is Bookbug?

Discover what Bookbug is and how it can enhance you and your child's life, by watching this short video from the Scottish Book Trust.

It’s no secret, children who make the most of their lives are users of libraries - It’s a proven fact!

ACE children’s and Library activities timetable

Visit our ACE Children's Activities timetable, to discover what we can offer you.