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Children, young people and families' libraries

All libraries in North Ayrshire support children and families with a range of resources and activities.

Junior library membership

You're never too young to join the library  and start borrowing from our range of:

  • early years books
  • children's fiction
  • young adult books
  • talking books
  • E-Books
  • DVDs and CDs

Children can borrow a maximum of 6 items including books and talking books, and if you are over the age of 12, you can borrow 2 CDs and 2 DVDs, as part of your 6 items.

Make Your Mark – summer challenge 2014

  1. Pick up a card from; your local library, the Heritage Centre, the Harbour Arts Centre or Eglinton Park
  2. Join, borrow, participate, visit. Start collecting stamps to fill your card by; joining the library, borrowing books, taking part in an event, swimming or visiting one of our venues. You must make sure your card has at least one stamp for borrowing books.
  3. Enter the prize draw  Return your completed cards and your name will be entered into the prize draw. Return completed cards, at anytime, before 23 August as there are lots of prizes to be won throughout the Summer. Like us on Facebook to find out more.

Homework clubs

Homework clubs meet weekly in libraries for children of primary school age. Homework books are available to support North Ayrshire school topics. As well as finishing homework and school projects, children can make new friends and take part in fun activities including: art, crafts, animation and drama. Places are limited, so we ask that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visit our events page, or contact your local library for more details.


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Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and families to enjoy. Each session lasts around 40 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes.

Discover the benefits of sharing books with your baby, or toddler, and help your child develop a lifelong love of books. Meet other parents and children in your local area.

Search for Bookbug sessions near you.

Take part in the Bookbug's Library Challenge, earn stamps and certificates for reading books.

Bookbug is part of Scottish Book Trust, the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland.

Toy library

A free resource for people living or working in North Ayrshire. Find out more.

Book group

Share your passion for reading with your peers by joining or starting a book group. Junior book group book list (PDF, 808kb)

Ardrossan Book Group

Ardrossan Book Group meets once a month in Ardrossan Library. Members are aged between 10-16 years and there is also a Teen Group for readers of the Young Adult Collection. Please call Anne Noble on 01294 212716 to join and find the date of the next meeting.


Discuss, review and recommend; books, films and music on the North Ayrshire Libraries Teen Facebook page.

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