Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

Living Well Through Stories

October 5, 2017

Have you been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, or do you look after someone who has?  If so we would like to invite you along to a dementia friendly storytelling session at Prestwick and Symington Libraries created especially for those living with Dementia and their carers.  Please come and join in the fun with our guest storyteller.  The interactive session will be followed with some light refreshments.  We would love to have you join us on:

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 2.30pm – 4pm
Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ Telephone: 01292 476769

Wednesday 18th October 2017, 2.30pm – 4pm
Symington Library, 15 Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ
Telephone: 01563 830066

Please note that spaces are limited and booking is essential.

For further details please contact Joan Black on 01292 272244 or email



Children’s Events for Book Week Scotland

November 21, 2016


Celebrate Book Week Scotland with the Chatterbooks Group
Thursday 24 November, 3.30pm – 4.45pm

We have some brilliant events lined up at Symington Library to celebrate this year’s Book Week Scotland. Dress up as your favourite book character, Book Sale, Book Buffet, Find the five Golden Books, Pin the Ears on the BFG and lots of other fun activities…but the star attraction is a visit from Big Bookbug!

Free event suitable for all ages, no need to book just drop-in!
Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ



LEGO Lucky Bag Challenge
Saturday 26 November, 3pm – 4pm

What you can build using only the bricks in your LEGO Lucky Bag? Join us to find out!

Free event suitable for ages 5-11 years, but booking required
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385



Prize Winning Author and Storyteller Janis Mackay
Saturday 26 November, 2pm

Time travel trouble at Ayr’s Carnegie Library with prize-winning children’s author and storyteller Janis Mackay! Janis will be joining us during Book Week Scotland to talk about her fantastic children’s books that are full of history, adventure, mystery and just a little bit of magic.

Free event, but booking required
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385


Daniela Hathaway presents The Little Mermaid

February 10, 2016

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Music and Storytelling Workshops

Wednesday 2 March 2016 at the following times –

9.45am – 10.30am
10.45am – 11.30am
11.45am – 12:30pm

Daniela runs music and storytelling workshops based on popular children stories.  She uses her singing voice and different instrumentalists according to the story. These workshops are totally interactive, the children have a chance to participate in the story, playing with percussion instruments, props and puppets, learning new songs and taking part in movement activities and singing games.

Sessions are FREE, but places must be pre-booked as numbers are strictly limited to 15 children per session. 

Suitable for ages 0-4years

To book your place please contact:  Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr  Tel: 01292 286385

Dogs Trust Storytelling Workshop at Troon Library

March 19, 2015

dogstrustJoin Alison and Alfie the dog in an exciting interactive storytelling workshop focusing on responsible dog ownership and Dogs Trust. Lots of fun doggy interaction and information.

Thursday 9 April, 2015, 11am – 11.45am

For ages 5 and over. Places limited, booking is essential.

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF  Tel: 01292 315352

Storytelling session at Troon Library

August 28, 2014

Local author Lorraine Johnston joins us for a storytelling session


Saturday 6 September, 2014 from 2pm – 2.45pm

Later Tartan Gator, A New Orleans Tale

Gator gets a shocking fright after some visitors to Audubon Zoo ignore the signs saying: “DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS AT ANY TIME.” How will Gator solve his colorful problem? Will anyone or anything come to his rescue?

Come along and enjoy this story, and some crocodile tales. For children aged 3 – 6 years.

This is a free event, but booking is required.  Please contact Troon Library for more information.

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352

South Ayrshire Libraries Book Week Scotland Events

November 19, 2012

Book Week Scotland 26 November - 2 December 2012

Book Week Scotland is a celebration of books and reading for everyone in the country. People the length and breadth of Scotland are being encouraged to take part in the first ever week-long national celebration of reading, and to join in with the wide range of free events to be held throughout the week.

Take a look below at what we have planned for our Book Week Scotland celebrations, we hope you can join us.

Storytelling with Rosie Mapplebeck
Tuesday 27 November, Carnegie Library 10am – 4pm

Rosie Mapplebeck will be storytelling all around the library, suitable for children and adults.

Author visit: Michael Malone
Tuesday 27 November, Troon Library, 7.30pm

Michael Malone is a cool new voice in the popular Scottish crime fiction genre. Join us as he talks about his first crime novel Blood Tears.

Author visit: Moira McPartlin
Thursday 29 November, Carnegie Library, 7.30pm

Author Moira McPartlin talks about her new book ‘The Incomers’, a fascinating insight into the prejudice an African woman encounters on marrying a white Scot and settling in a small Fife village.

Tarbolton Primary 1 and 2 visit the library

November 2, 2012
Tarbolton Primary 1 and Primary 2 visit Tarbolton Library

Tarbolton Primary 1 and Primary 2 proudly show off their posters with Alan our staff member at Tarbolton.

Tarbolton Primary P1s and P2s had a great time when they visited the library for a storytelling session.  Afterwards the children created some brilliant posters based on the things they had learned during their visit. The posters are on display in Tarbolton Library for anyone wishing to view them.

Bookbug’s Time for Bed

October 9, 2012

Sshh! Renee just read Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow and Bookbug is sleeping.  His little friends are making hangers for their bedroom doors while he naps.   Perhaps they’ll be tired out after their activity and have a nap too.

Find out when the next Bookbug Session is on at your library.

Bookbug Winter Wonderland at Eglinton Country Park

November 10, 2011

Come along and have some fun with your little one

ReindeerEglinton Country Park
Wednesday 14th December 2011
11.00am – 2.00pm

For children aged 0-5 years and their parents/carers

  • Bookbug Sessions and Storytelling
  • Visit the Reindeer and Mrs Claus
  • Grotto Building
  • Messy Play

Some of the activities will be held outside, please wear appropriate clothing.

For further details please contact South Ayrshire Children’s Library
Tel: (01292) 286385