Archive for the ‘Children’s Services’ Category

Girvan P5s had a braw time at the library

January 19, 2018

P5 classes from Girvan Primary were invited to Girvan Library today for a ‘Scots Language through Film’ event. The classes enjoyed two short films, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. This was followed by a reading in Scots by well known local poet Rab Wilson and some writing reviews by the children. This enhanced their Scots Language projects at school this month and everyone had a braw time!

Advertisements

Local school children vote for their favourite book in The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist

June 16, 2016

Pupils from Troon Primary 3b and Maidens Primary 3 have been visiting their local library to vote for their favourite book in The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist.

The Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

We know who they have chosen as their favourite, but we’ll keep it a secret ūü§ź ¬†until the winner is announced on Monday 20 June 2016.

For more information about the awards and to view the long and short listed titles visit www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk

Kids Knit at Maybole Library

September 14, 2015

kidsnit

Do your children love to knit or would they like to learn how to? Join us at our knitting group for children at Maybole Library. Suitable for ages 7+. Parents and carers welcome.

Every Thursday 3pm – 4.30pm

If you are interested please contact Maybole Library Telephone: 01655 883044

Maybole Library Children’s Homework Club

September 10, 2015

homework-cartoon-005-2diqumi

Struggling with homework? Got a project to do? Don’t worry, you don’t have to feed it to the dog, just visit Maybole Library where you can…

‚ÄĘ Surf the Internet for free
‚ÄĘ Use Microsoft Office eg. Word, Powerpoint, Publisher
‚ÄĘ Borrow books for research and studying
‚ÄĘ Get free print outs (homework only)
‚ÄĘ Ask staff if you need any help
‚ÄĘ We will even provide pens and paper

Come along on a Monday 3pm – 4pm and Tuesday 5pm – 6pm

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB Telephone 01655 883044

Tails were wagging at Troon Library Storytelling Workshop

August 8, 2015

Alison and Alfie the dog had great fun meeting lots of new friends when they visited Troon Library.  They had came along to to tell us about responsible dog ownership, and the Dogs Trust in an interactive storytelling workshop.  Everyone who joined us found out lots of useful information on how to take the best care of our hairy best friends.

New Bookbug Sessions January to March 2015

December 15, 2014

Bookbug banner
Come along and join us for these free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book (except for Troon and Alloway Library Sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Session dates, time and locations

label_blue_new
Bookbug Plus sessions have been added for children aged 5-7 years at Carnegie Library.

 

The new sessions dates, times and locations are available to view on our blog, online events calendar or download our Bookbug Sessions leaflet.

Catch the reading bug at your local library!

Chatterbooks children’s reading groups

September 1, 2014

 roaring lion

CB_logo_red - quietChatterbooks reading groups are where children catch up once a month to have a great time talking about books. We have some new Chatterbook groups starting up and would love to see some new faces. So if you enjoy chatting about your favourite books and would like to join us, please speak to a member of library staff at the libraries listed below.

Symington Library РThursday 4th September 2014, from 4pm- 5pm for children aged 8-11 years

Carnegie Library Р Monday 8th September 2014, from 6pm Р7pm for children aged 8-11 years

Troon Library will be starting a dyslexia friendly Chatterbooks group on Friday 12th of September 2014, please contact them for more details.

Coylton Library РTuesday 30th September 2014, from 3.30pm Р4.30pm for children aged 8-11 years

Alloway Library¬†–

  • Tuesday¬†7th¬†October¬†2014,¬†from 3.10pm -4.10pm, for children in¬†Primary 3 and 4
  • Thursday 9th¬†October ¬†2014, from 3.10pm -4.10pm, for children in¬†Primary 5-7

New Bookbug Sessions August to December 2014

August 9, 2014

Bookbug banner
Come along and join us for these free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book (except for Troon Library Sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

label_blue_new

 

New Bookbug Plus sessions have been added for children aged 5-7 years at Carnegie and Girvan Libraries.

Session dates, time and locations

The new sessions dates, times and locations are available to view on our blog, online events calendar or download our Bookbug Sessions leaflet.

Catch the reading bug at your local library!

On your marks, get set…READ! Join our Summer Reading Challenge- Roary’s Reading Relay

June 23, 2014

roary

49576_SMPNG.blue

Every time you visit the library and take out a book, you get the chance to win a prize.

All you have to do is sign up to Roary’s Reading Relay and borrow a book to get started.

Pass on the Reading Relay Baton to a friend and invite them to join in.

For ages 5 Р12 years
from the 23 June – 23 August 2014

Dive into a roaring read from your local library.

Dyslexia Friendly Titles

January 30, 2014

Check out more great titles like this at your local library.  We also have a great selection of eBooks and eAudio books available on our eRead website.

If you would like further information about dyslexia friendly titles, please contact Ailsa our Children’s Librarian¬†by phone 01292 272247 or by email¬†Ailsa.McInnes@south-ayrshire.gov.uk.