Archive for the ‘Children's Events’ Category

Celebrate Bookbug Week with us this May

April 27, 2018

Bookbug goes Wild at the Citadel

Citadel Leisure Centre, South Harbour Street, Ayr KA7 1JB
Monday 14 May, 10am – 12 noon

Our friends at the Citadel Leisure Centre have invited us to join them to go wild!  There will be bouncy castles, a ball pond, puzzles, toys, balance beams, football and lots more for you to do.  You will also be able to practice your road safety skills!

Bookbug Mini Makers do Matisse

Rozelle House, Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr KA7 4NQ
Tuesday 15 May, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

Rozelle House has invited all Bookbug’s little friends to come out to the park for a fun filled time.  Take in a Bookbug Session before exploring Matisse Magic Garden – tents, a den, mirrors, ribbon weaving and lots of sensory surprises.  Then join us in the gallery to view the Matisse exhibition before creating your very own masterpiece. You might even be lucky enough to see Big Bookbug. Why not explore the park and find the Gruffalo Tree and the World War One carvings while you are there? Bookbug Sessions and Matisse Magic Garden will be outdoors (weather permitting) but we have contingency plans!

These FREE events are suitable for children under 5 years. There is no need to book, just come along!


Ronnie Russell Cartoon Workshops at Troon Library

July 4, 2017


Join us for cartoon and art workshops with well-known local artist Ronnie Russell at Troon Library. The workshops are free and you can come along dressed up as your favourite superhero (optional).

Spaces still available for
Wednesday 9 August, 2pm – 3pm

Suitable for ages 5-12 years. To book a place please call 01292 315352 or visit Troon Library.

Superhero Summer Crafts Events

June 22, 2017

Join us over the summer holidays for some superhero themed craft events at your local library. Booking is required for all sessions except for those taking place in Tarbolton and Maybole libraries. All our events are FREE!

Crafts for Little Heroes aged 2 – 5 years

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Ayr
Tel: 01292 442395

Thursday 13 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 27 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 10 August, 10.30am – 11.30am

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr
Tel: 01292 286385

Thursday 13 July, 2pm – 3pm

Crafts for Heroes aged 5- 8 years

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr
Tel: 01292 286385

Monday 17 July, 2pm – 3pm
Monday 24 July, 2pm – 3pm
Monday 31 July, 2pm – 3pm

Crafts for Heroes aged 5- 11 years

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Ayr
Tel: 01292 442395

Tuesday 11 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 25 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayr
Tel: 01292 265591

Wednesday 5 July, 11.30 – 12.30pm
Wednesday 26 July, 2.15 – 3.15pm
Wednesday 9 August, 2.15 – 3.15pm

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan
Tel: 01465 712813

Wednesday 5 July, 11am – 12 noon
Wednesday 19 July, 11am – 12 noon
Monday 31 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 15 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

John Rodie Library, 39 Annbank Road, Mossblown
Tel: 01292 520792

Tuesday 4 July, 3pm – 4pm
Tuesday 11 July, 3pm – 4pm
Tuesday 18 July, 3pm – 4pm
Tuesday 25 July, 3pm – 4pm

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick
Tel: 01292 476769

Friday 21 July, 3.30pm – 4.30 pm

Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington
Tel: 01563 830066

Tuesday 4 July, 2pm – 3pm
Tuesday 25 July, 2pm – 3pm
Tuesday, 1 August, 2pm – 3pm

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon
Tel: 01292 315352

Monday 10 July, 2pm – 3.30pm
Friday 11 August, 2pm – 3.30pm

Drop in sessions – no need to book!

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole
Suitable for ages 5-11 years

Monday 3 July, 2pm – 3pm
Monday 17 July, 2pm – 3pm
Monday 24 July, 2pm – 3pm
Friday 21 July, 3pm – 4pm
Friday 28 July, 3pm – 4pm

Tarbolton Library, Tarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton
Suitable for ages 5-11 years

Drop in anytime during library opening hours at Tarbolton Library throughout the summer holidays for fun with crafts. No need to book.

Christmas Storytime at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

December 8, 2016


Wednesday 21 December, 4pm – 4.30pm

Join us for some Christmas stories at Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Free event suitable for ages 4-8years. There is no need to book, just come along.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Bookbug’s Christmas Rhyme and Craft Session

December 7, 2016


Saturday 10 December, 11am – 12noon

Join us for a special Bookbug session filled with Christmas rhymes and songs, followed by some fun festive crafts suitable for little fingers. Free event, suitable for birth to 4 years. There is no need to book, just come along.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

We had a FANG-TASTIC time in our libraries this Halloween…

November 2, 2016

At Prestwick Library the children made haunted houses with spooky creatures in the windows and some surprisingly friendly (and sparkly) looking Draculas at their craft event. They also had some little monsters and a few pumpkins joining them for their spooky BOO-kbug session.

They made batty bats and pom pom spiders at Maybole Library, and pumpkins, shadow shapes and Day of the Dead sugar skulls at Girvan.

At Troon Library they made petrifying paper chains and spook-tacular ghosties.

Symington Primary 3s got Batty About Books when they dropped in for a visit. The children decorated the library with their book reviews and enjoyed some hair-raising stories.  While the BOO-kbug session enjoyed spooky rhymes and a game of musical statues to the Ghostbusters tune, before heading home with a Halloween treat.

‘Where are you Scooby?’… On Friday there was a mystery needing solved at Symington Library. Luckily Symington Nursery classes were able to help ‘Velma’, Scooby and Shaggy (aka Bookbug) find Fred and Daphne to sort out any ghosts on the way…If it wasn’t for those meddling kids!

Thanks to everyone who came along to our events, we hope you had lots of fun! 👻

Story time at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

September 13, 2016


Join us for our new story time at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

Every Wednesday 4pm – 4.30pm

21 September – 30 November (except 12 Oct and 9 Nov) 2016 

FREE event suitable for ages 4-11 years.
No need to book – just come along.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Cartoon Capers at Troon Library with Ronnie Russell

July 11, 2016


Join us for cartoon capers with well know local artist and cartoonist Ronnie Russell. Ronnie is holding a cartoon workshop at Troon Library on the following dates:

Wednesday 20 July, 2pm – 3pm
Wednesday 3 August, 2pm – 3pm

Suitable for ages 5-11yrs. This is a FREE event, but booking is recommend.

Monkeying around at Prestwick Library

July 5, 2016

There was a lot of monkeying around at Prestwick Library’s craft club last week.  Keeping with the theme of our Summer Reading Challenge ‘Down in the Jungle’, the children decorated bookmarks and masks of various jungle animals before signing up for the reading challenge. Now they’re looking forward to reading lots of brilliant books over the summer holidays and collecting fab jungle rewards. 

Summer Reading 2016 Social Medai

To sign up for our Our Summer Reading Challenge visit your local library. It’s free to take part and every time you read and return a book you’ll get a reward! Suitable for ages 5-11 years.

Don’t forget to join us at Prestwick Library tomorrow from 3pm – 4.30pm for a drop-in LEGO session for ages 5-11years, no need to book just come along!

Musical Bookbug and Jungle Fun at Tarbolton and Mossblown Libraries

June 29, 2016

Musical Bookbug session at Tarbolton Library

We had our very own mini Glastonbury during a recent Bookbug session at Tarbolton Library. The headlining act for this festival of fun was our very own library assistant Mark, who delighted fans with his musical talents. Cheers of delight went up in the crowd when ‘Roon Aboot, Roon Aboot’ and ‘Horsey Horsey’ were played, before a ‘dance off’ during the always popular ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’.  The crowd eventually settled down to enjoy the Scots translation of ‘Room on the Broom’, before finishing up the session with ‘The Big Ship Sails’ and ‘Twinkle Twinkle’.


Annbank after school club visit Mossblown Library

Annbank Primary 3 after school club dropped in to Mossblown Library for some jungle themed stories. They read ‘Baby Baboon’ and ‘The Lion Who Wanted To Love’ before having an interesting chat about jungle animals and finding out all about our ‘Down in the Jungle’ summer reading scheme.

Summer Fun SM

Drop in anytime over the school holidays at Tarbolton and Mossblown libraries for free craft activities. Or sign up to take part in our summer reading challenge and get a reward every time you read and return a book! Suitable for ages 5-11 years.