Summer Fun at East Renfrewshire Libraries

East Renfrewshire Libraries are running loads of fantastic and free activities for kids over the Summer holidays!

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Library events are free of charge and can be booked by calling the library.

Activities for 3 - 4 years


Teddy bear picnic
Barrhead Foundry - Tuesday 11 July, 10am – 11am
If you go down to the woods today... Bring your favourite teddy along for story time, songs and a chance to make your very own ‘teddy head’.

Funny face planters
Clarkston Library - Thursday 6 July 11am – 12noon
Be amazed as your little one decorates their very own ‘funny face’ plant pot and plants seeds in their personalised pot.

Sensory sea world
Giffnock Library - Thursday 13 July, 11am – 12noon
Make your own sea world! Explore all things nautical and bring the ocean waves home with this fun themed craft.

Under the sea crafts
Mearns Library - Friday 21 July, 2pm – 3pm
Create your own Sharks, Dolphins, Crabs, Star fish and many more using paper and shells.

Windmills
Neilston Library - Wednesday 2 August 10.30am – 11.30am
Brighten up the outdoors on a breezy day with your own whirling paper windmill.

Activities for 5 - 8 years


Soar: Make a kite
Barrhead Foundry - Wednesday 19 July, 1pm – 2pm
Clarkston Library - Friday 28 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Create your very own kite worthy of soaring with the birds. Cut, glue, fold and decorate as you use all your creative skills to make a magnificent kite capable of flying high. All you need is a gust of wind.

Finger puppets
Giffnock Library - Tuesday 25 July, 2pm – 3pm
Let your fingers do the talking... ever feel you are missing something at the end of your finger? Why not make your own finger puppet to get the part started!

Countryside craft
Mearns Library - Wednesday 9 August 10.30am – 11.30am
Keeping the Country Code, build your own colourful 3D gate decorated with flowers and bugs.

Activities for 9 - 12 years


Picture this...
Barrhead Foundry - Wednesday 2 August 1pm – 2pm
Design your own photo frame to capture your summer memories in a personalised photo frame.

When the wind chimes
Clarkston Library - Friday 4 August 11am – 12noon
Add some extra jingle and sparkle to your garden - design, paint and thread a beautiful wind chime for you to display in your garden.

Create and make
Giffnock Library - Thursday 20 July, 2pm – 3pm
Door Name Plaque - a fun way to dress up your bedroom door with a book inspired door name plaque.

Dig It
Mearns Library - Wednesday 26 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
A garden for indoors - transform household items into a magical indoor garden.

Summer Reading Challenge


For Summer 2017, there’s something peculiar happening at the library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in! It’s a detective agency manned by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery – and these guys are out to crack the case with a little help from their friends. By collecting the stickers on their collector folder, young readers will help the Animal Agents find out what’s really been going on behind the scenes and who is to blame!

Celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge with professional storyteller Ron Fairweather.
Join us at:
BARRHEAD FOUNDRY LIBRARY 4-12 YEARS SATURDAY 1 JULY 11AM – 12NOON
GIFFNOCK LIBRARY 4-12 YEARS SATURDAY 1 JULY 1.30PM – 2.30PM

Summer Reading Challenge Activities:
5 - 12yrs to book your place contact your library – free

Who doesn’t want to become an animal agent? Create your own mask disguise to be able to blend in with the pack.
Giffnock Library Tuesday 4 July, 2 – 3pm
Mearns Library Friday 7 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Neilston Library Wednesday 12 July, 10.30 – 11.30am
Clarkston Library Friday 14 July, 11am – 12noon
Barrhead Library Thursday 27 July, 1pm – 2pm

Animal agents need to disguise themselves to infiltrate their enemy’s gang. Use your imagination to design a disguise for an animal.
Thornlibank Library Tuesday 4 July, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Animal agents must be able to hide from their enemies. Follow the animal footprints to find out where they are hiding, then create a picture using different animal footprints.
Thornliebank Library Tuesday 18 July 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Join us for an afternoon of super sleuthing! Crack the codes and solve puzzles to track down the critters hidden in your library.
Busby library Wednesday 12 July 3 – 4pm
Eaglesham library Wednesday 19 July 3 – 4pm


Booking arrangements for library events:
• The events are ticketed except Bookbug sessions
• Tickets are available from Monday 26 June
• Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult
• All children are very welcome at these events. If your child has additional needs please call our Children’s Team on 0141 577 3513
• Children may be photographed during library events. If you do not want your child included in this please notify us at time of booking.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Summer Fun at East Renfrewshire Libraries are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Books Events you might like...

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
26 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
27 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
28 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
29 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
Barrhead Sci-Fi Meetup Barrhead Sci-Fi Meetup
29 Sep 2017
Love all things Sci-Fi? Then come along to the weekly Barrhead Sci-Fi Meetup on Fridays at The Market Place!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
30 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

Arts & Crafts Events you might like...

Busby Flower Club Monthly Meeting Busby Flower Club Monthly Meeting
26 Sep 2017
Busby Flower Club meets once a month in the Redhurst Hotel, Giffnock new members always welcome!
Knit ‘n’ Stitch Knit ‘n’ Stitch
26 Sep 2017
Do you knit, crochet or stitch or would you like to learn how? Come along to the Barrhead Knit 'n' Stitch group!
Barrhead Card Making Club Barrhead Card Making Club
27 Sep 2017
Never made cards before? Come and give it go at the Barrhead Card Making Club in The Market Place!
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm
30 Sep 2017
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during the season...
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm
01 Oct 2017
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Adult Art Class Adult Art Class
02 Oct 2017
Learn how to draw animals with Community Artist Susan Kennedy on this art class for adults at Rouken Glen Park!

Family & Kids Events you might like...

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
26 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
27 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
Walk the Block Walk the Block
27 Sep 2017
Walk the Block is a weekly evening walk from Clarkston to Muirend, Giffnock and then back to Clarkston!
Whole Foods Market Run Club Whole Foods Market Run Club
27 Sep 2017
Get your trainers on and join the Run Club at Whole Foods Market, in partnership with Run4It and Anytime Fitness!
East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions
28 Sep 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
Barrhead BabyCafe Barrhead BabyCafe
28 Sep 2017
Come for help with breastfeeding issues or just to have coffee, cake and chat at the Barrhead BabyCafe.

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Pedalwise ER Bike Rental Service Pedalwise ER Bike Rental Service
30 Sep 2017
Enjoy a hassle-free bike ride exploring Rouken Glen Park with Pedalwise ER's Bike Rental Service!
Pedalwise ER Bike Rental Service Pedalwise ER Bike Rental Service
01 Oct 2017
Enjoy a hassle-free bike ride exploring Rouken Glen Park with Pedalwise ER's Bike Rental Service!

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