Libraries for Children and Young People

Your local library is packed with activities and resources to foster imagination, creativity and build a lifelong love of books and reading.

Activities

Under 5s

  • Bookbug story, rhyme, bonding and movement sessions for ages 0-3 and their families.
  • Storytimes for ages 3-5 grow a child's love of reading with books that spark the imagination and chances to play, craft or colour.
  • AppyPlay toddler tablet sessions give you and your wee one the chance to try out fun, engaging educational apps and games.

Primary School-age children

  • Chatterbooks is a children's club where we chat about books and create, make and play.
  • Lego Clubs run in blocks throughout the year, watch this space for details.
  • Code Clubs aim to inspire the next generation to get excited about computing by teaching 9 to 11-year-olds how to code.

Seasonal activities

We try to make sure there's something for everyone during school breaks whether it's a craft session, interactive workshop, Minecraft or a special guest.

We always look forward to summer because that's when the Summer Reading Challenge begins! Children can collect cool prizes to reward their book borrowing, so it's great for keeping up the reading habit through the holidays!

Books, books and more books!

Reading well is a key skill that that unlocks opportunities at school and throughout life. Falkirk Libraries is passionate about fostering a love of reading in children. We're here to help your child grow up loving books!

Our specialist staff chooses a wide range of engaging reading material for all ages and abilities:

  • Board and picture books for young children
  • Easy readers for emerging readers and children growing in confidence
  • Audiobooks and read-along stories
  • Junior fiction to spark the imagination
  • Teen fiction
  • Non-fiction books for helping with school projects or just satisfying curious minds
  • Dyslexia-friendly titles
  • A range of books to help you discuss difficult subjects with your children

Visit the library catalogue to search, click and collect titles at your local library.

Writing Rammy

We believe everyone, no matter how old they are, has a story in them. That's why we started the Writing Rammy, a flash fiction competition for the whole family. Find out more and take part in the Family Rammy!

Contact us

Library Support
Falkirk Library
Hope Street
Falkirk
FK1 5AU

01324 506800
Last updated: 07 July 2017 at 11:03