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Children, young people and families (libraries)
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Children, young people and families

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

Children can borrow a maximum of 6 items, including books and audio books. If you're over the age of 12, you can borrow 2 DVDs, as part of your 6 items.


Bookbug is a free universal programme supporting all children in Scotland aged 0-5 to benefit from stories, songs and rhymes to give them the best start in life.

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

The Bookbug App is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play. 


Groups meet regularly in libraries for children of primary school age. Places are limited, please book with your local library.

Holiday activities

We run activities throughout the school holidays. Places are limited, please book with your local library.

Look out for our Summer Reading Challenge Make Your Mark.


Our award winning learning initiative pops up in local libraries. It's a great way to discover digital with:

  • robots
  • coding
  • 3D printing
  • gaming
  • virtual reality

Saltcoats Book Group

Saltcoats Book Group meets once a month in Saltcoats Library. Members are aged between 13 and 18 years. Call Anne Noble on 01294 212716 to join and find the date of the next meeting.


Linking learning at home and at school, Glow is a secure online community for pupils, parents and teachers. Login to GLOW.

Check out our events listings for Bookbug sessions, groups and holiday activities.