Book Clubs for Children

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The New PolicemanThere are children's book clubs in seven branch libraries across the city, namely Ballyfermot, Cabra, Coolock, Donaghmede, 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.

Check out recommended children's books on our library blog.

Ballymun Library
Baby book club meets every Tuesday 10am -10.40am. Suitable for newborns up to 2 years.
Toddler book club meets every Tuesday 11am -11.45am. Suitable for children aged 2 to 3 years.
Library staff provide tips and advice on how to encourage your baby/toddler to love books. Join us for stories, singing, toys and lots of fun!
Tel. 01 8421890 for further details

Ballyfermot Library
Junior Book Club for 7-9 year olds meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 3.30pm
Junior Book Club for 10–12 year olds meet on the second Thursday of the month at 3.30pm
Tel. 01 6269324 / 6269325 for further details.

Cabra Library
In Cabra Library the book club is called 'Cover to Cover'.
Junior readers group 1 for 7-9 year olds meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 3.45pm-4.15pm.
Readers group for 10-12 year olds meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 4.15pm-4.45pm.

Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August.
Tel. 01 8691414 for further details.

Coolock Library
The 'Magic Wardrobe Book Club' meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 3.30pm.
Tel. 01 8477781 for further details.

Donaghmede Library
Junior Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 3.00pm. Group full at the moment sorry!

Pembroke Library (Ballsbridge)
Pembroke Library Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 3.30 pm
Meetings are not held during the summer months of July and August. 
Tel. 01 6689575 for further details.

Raheny Library
Children’s Book club for 7 – 9 year olds. meet on the first Monday of the month, 5.00pm to 6.00pm
(sorry, fully booked!)

Walkinstown Library
Junior Book Club meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 4.00pm.

Please note that libraries are closed on Saturdays / Mondays of bank holiday weekends.

Check out a list of the many wonderful books read by our Junior Book Clubs in 2014.

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