Children and families
How Glasgow Life Libraries can help you and your child
Children and families are at the heart of everything we do at Glasgow Life Libraries.
We welcome everyone to our libraries and want children to discover the joy of books and reading.
We have a fantastic range of children’s books in all our libraries as well as a children's section in each library. We have regular activities as well as reading challenges and author events.
Reading from an early age helps to give young people the best start in life. Glasgow libraries are here to help at every stage.
We offer free and fun activities to keep everyone entertained. This can be a fantastic way to meet and chat with other parents, guardians and carers too.
Our regular sessions include:
- Bookbug: Songs, stories and rhymes for under-fives, including babies and toddlers.
- Lego Fun drop-in: Aimed at children aged five to 11, who can let their imagination run wild as they build and play.
- T.E.A.M: Science and technology with arts and crafts, Lego and K’nex workshops for those aged five to 11.
- CoderDojo: A network of computer coding clubs for young people aged eight to 17.
- Children’s craft clubs: Themes include the seasons, space travel and sport. Get creative with pens, pencils, crayons, colourful paper, ribbons, wool, glue, and pipe cleaners.
Reading from an early age is great for imagination and creativity, as well as language skills. Enjoying books together is a fun way to spend time as a family.
Our library activity programme includes reading challenges and author events for everyone to join in.
Events and activities for children and families
Glasgow Life Libraries Coding Clubs
Glasgow Life Libraries have a network of free Coderdojo coding clubs for young people (ages 8-17). A chance to learn how to be creative with code, while having fun and making new friends.Find out more