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:

National Library Open Day at Rathmines Library

National Library Open DayRathmines Library, Saturday 29 February

There's something for everyone this National Library Open Day!

National Library Open Day at Charleville Mall Library

National Library Open DayCharleville Mall Library, Saturday 29 February

Storytime, Interactive Nursery Table and Meet our Library Robot!

Do drop in – We are open 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.

Make a Spring Animal Craft Session

National Library Open DayBallymun Library, Saturday 29 February, 12pm - 1pm

Make a Spring Animal.

Craft for children aged 6 and up.

Launch of Coolock Library Maker Space Programme

National Library Open DayCoolock Library, Saturday 29 February, 11am - 4pm

Launch of Coolock Library's Maker Space programme.

Find out from 'makers' about the options of using laser cutting machines, 3D scanners and printers, Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits.

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