Children

Children's Creative Writing Group

PencilLast Wednesday of the month from 5pm - 6pm in Raheny Library

Children's creative writing group for 9-12 year olds.

Please note: the group is currently fully booked but Raheny Library are taking names for a waiting list, T. 01 E. Rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie

Japanese Language and Culture Group at Ballymun Library

Japanese traditional dressJapanese Language and Culture Group, Ballymun Library, meet once a month.  Adults whose first language is Japanese teach children about traditional Japanese culture through the medium of Japanese. 

Dates vary, check with Ballymun Library in advance, Tel. 01 842 1890

(Note: Group does not meet in August)

Book Clubs for Children

The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in branch libraries across the city, namely Ballymun, Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, Finglas, Pembroke (Ballsbridge), Raheny and Walkinstown libraries. Dates and times listed below may vary so it is advisable to check with the library in advance if wanting to participate in a Book Club.

The members of most clubs choose a book to read and get together every 3-4 weeks to discuss it. The library provides the books of course. Library staff often research the authors and books as a background to the discussion. Some clubs offer members the chance to come along and talk about the book they are reading currently - these clubs can take place more often as there is no set book to read.

Looking for reading inspiration? Check out Who Next...? A guide to children's books and recommended children's books on our library blog.

Toddler Groups

Toddler groupToddler groups operate in 14 branch libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Parent and Child Language Groups

Parent and Child Language Groups operate in Ballymun and Rathmines Libraries; days/times vary and it might be advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in seven branch libraries (Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Central, Inchicore, Marino, Pearse Street & Pembroke) on a regular basis. Days and times can vary so it is advisable to check with the relevant library in advance. Details are as follows:

Irish Wildlife Trust Talk and Walk

Blessingtown BasinWednesday 25 July at 11am in Ballyfermot Library. Wednesday 8 August at 2pm in Marino Library. Thursday 16 August at 11am in Phibsboro Library.

The Irish Wildlife Trust host these family friendly events which feature a brief wildlife talk in the library followed by a walk in the local park, exploring the wildlife found there.

  • Ballyfermot Library - Wednesday 25 July at 11am in the library followed by a walk in Markievicz Park to explore the wildlife.
  • Marino Library - Wednesday 8th August at 2pm in the library followed by a walk to Fairview Park to explore the wildlife.
  • Phibsboro' Library -  Thursday 16 August at 11am in the library followed by a walk in Blessington Basin to explore the wildlife.

Summer Storytime in Raheny Library

StorytimeWednesday 25 July at 11am and Wednesdays 1 and 15 August at 11am.

Calling all 3 to 6 year olds.. there is Summer Storytime with Ronan in Raheny Library. It's free and there is no requirement to book. Just pop in!

Summer Stars Read-Along

Poster ThumbnailThursdays in July at 2.30pm starting Thursday 5th July A fun packed hour!! 30 minutes of read-along with Ruth, Reader-in-Residence followed by 30 minutes of fun activities and arts & crafts.

Suitable for children age 7-12

This event is part of our Summer Stars programme.

Battle of the Books

Poster thumbnailThursdays in July at 11.00am starting Thursday 5th July.

Storytelling session followed by fun activities and arts & crafts. Press the Golden Buzzer to select your favourite book!!. Families welcome, most suitable for children age 4+. This event is part of our Summer Stars programme. Find out more at the library.

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