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Information on services for Children, Families & Carers
- Family Information Service
- Parentzone - Information about education in Scotland
- Bookbug Scotland
- peep - supporting parents & carers in their role as educators
- Curriculum Resources and Information Service (CRIS) - Teacher support
- The Reading Bus - promoting reading & family learning
Places to visit
- Satrosphere Science Centre
- Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
- Word - Writers Festival - storytelling sessions, music & drama
Books, Writing & Competitions
- 247tales.com Online writing competition
- Spinebreakers - online book community for teenagers
- The Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books
Group membership cards can be arranged
This allows a class to borrow books. We can help you choose a selection of books that tie in with school projects. Please contact the library for more information.
The Children's Library and Community Libraries would be happy to display your class art or project work
Playgroups, Nurseries & School Visits
Visits from school classes, nurseries, playgroups and youth organisations are welcome.
The Central Children's Library and Community libraries are involved in the following activities:
- Author visits
- Programme of school holiday activities
- Summer Reading Club
- Venue for events from Arts Across Learning Festival.
- Children's Book Week
- World Book Day events
Events and activities such as themed story time and tours of the library can be arranged throughout the year. Please ask for details.
National Young Readers' Programme Event
The Literacy Trust's National Young Readers' Programme helps motivate children and young people to read for pleasure, involving them, their schools
and local libraries in literacy events which make reading fun
This year, children from Kingsford and Skene Square Primary Schools have enjoyed visits to Mastrick Library and the Central Children's Library for storytelling and a performance of Old MacDonald and the 3 Pigs+ by the ever popular Booster Cushion Theatre before choosing their free books which have been selected to be both interesting and at the right reading level for the children
As well as helping children develop a love of reading, the National Young Reader Programme benefits teachers by giving them a greater awareness of books designed to engage hard-to-reach pupils and more generally of the books that their children want to read
Starbucks are keen supporters of the National Young Reader Programme which links to their community outreach commitment. They also provided refreshments for those attending the Children's Library event on Thursday 9th September
If you would like more information about this event please contact the Children's Library or the National Young Readers' Programme website.
- Children's Library - Central Library
Tel: 01224 652546
or find your community library to arrange a visit
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