Children

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in eight 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:

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 8315521 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) 222 8356

(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, Rathmines 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:

Be a Poem Sprinter

Thursday 13 August at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Poem Sprinter in the fourth of her story challenge series this summer. Get ready to speed-write some super quick poems! Have some of your favourite rhyming words at the ready and see what poems you can come up with. Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Be a Poem Sprinter

Thursday 13 August at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Poem Sprinter in the fourth of her story challenge series this summer. Get ready to speed-write some super quick poems! Have some of your favourite rhyming words at the ready and see what poems you can come up with. Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Be a Book Ninja

Tuesday 11 August at 12pm 

In this online video, writer Juliette Saumande challenges you to Be a Book Ninja in the third of her story challenges this summer. All you need to do is grab a sheet of paper and get ready to exercise your bookish muscles. Get set, Ready, Go! Juliette Saumande is a writer, translator and professional bookworm. Suitable for children age 6-10 years.

Storytime Adventures in Vroom-Town

Thursday 6 August at 12pm

Online storytelling video. Join Emer from Vroom-Town Storytime for a special reading of Tang Arnold and his Monster Truck Wheels. Meet all your favourite characters Tang Arnold, Screech, Daisy, Sparkle and Terrible Terry as they embark on their latest adventure, and discover what fun and mischief they get up to. Suitable for children age 3-7 years.

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