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:

Storytime with Vinny the Vulture

Thursday 27 August at 12pm

In this online video, meet Vinny the Vulture for some fun stories set in Ireland and around the world. Vinny has a habit of playing some tricks on his friends so discover what he gets up to on his latest adventures. You will have to decide if the stories are true or not. Facilitated by Simone and Michael from Storygate Puppets. Suitable for children age 6-10 years. 

Storytime with Katie Katerpillar

Wednesday 26 August at 12pm 

In this online video, meet Katie Katerpillar and hear all about her latest adventures. Katie is joined for some fun stories by her friend Doggie. Stories and puppetry facilitated by Simone from Storygate Puppets. Suitable for children age 4-6 years. 

Leabhair Ciúin

Déardaoin 20 Lúnasa ag 12pm  

An bhfuil fhios agat faoi leabhair ciúin? Is féidir leat na leabhair seo a léamh gan teanga ar bith. Sa ceardlann seo, léiríonn Sadhbh conas a mbeidh tú in ann leabhar ciúin a chruthú agus a léamh trí na pictiúirí amháin. Tá sé oiriúnach do pháistí aois 5-10 bliain. In this creative prompts online video, Sadhbh demomstrates how to create your own story book without using any words. Suitable for children age 5-10 years.

Storytime and Songs with Sarah Sparkles

Friday 21 August at 12pm

In this online video, Sarah Sparkles will enthral our young readers with stories and music. In this fun session, Sarah will share some lovely stories and will introduce some interactive rhymes, using puppets and props. Sing and dance along to the songs, rhymes and music. Suitable for children age 2-5 years.

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