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 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. 01 842 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, 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:

Storytelling

storytimeStorytelling for children takes place in eight branch libraries (Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Central, Donaghamede, 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:

Soundscape - Immersive Multisensory Experience for Children with Autism

Cabra Library, Saturday 15 June with sessions starting at 10.30am; 11.10am; 1pm; 1.40pm; 3pm; 3.40pm

Soundscape - Immersive Multisensory Experience for Children with Autism. Suitable for children age 6-10 years. Enjoy this space where children can wander freely and explore a variety of sights, feelings and sounds. Sound artist Slavek Kwi and performer Niamh Lawlor guide children and their families on a sensory and immersive journey unique to the moment, which responds to the ability of the child. Children are invited to connect with and make sound with the artists.

Storytime for All - relaxed storytelling with Paul Timoney

Charleville Mall Library, Saturday 15 June at 12.15pm

Join Paul Timoney for relaxed storytelling with Children's Books Ireland. Session suitable for children age 3-6 years. Paul Timoney tells stories to people of all ages, and knows how to make children laugh with his brilliant stories. Paul can tell stories that engage all of the senses, with lots of fun props to touch and play with that fully engage children with the story. He will be telling some sensory stories in this session. 

Storytime for All - relaxed storytelling with Juliette Saumande

Charleville Mall Library, Saturday 15 June at 10.30am  

Join Juliette Saumande for relaxed storytelling with Children's Books Ireland. Suitable for children 0-8 years. Juliette is officially obsessed with stories; she reads them, translates them, reviews them, recommends them, and has been known to talk about them in her sleep. 

Storytime for All with Paul Timoney

Cabra Library, Saturday 15 June at 3pm 

Paul Timoney tells stories to people of all ages, and knows how to make children laugh with his brilliant tales. Session suitable for children age 3-6 years.  Paul tells stories that engage all of the senses, with lots of fun props to touch and play with that fully engage children with the story.

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