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Variety of activities and resources to primary schools and nurseries that West Dunbartonshire Libraries offer.

Primary School Heritage Visits

Heritage Visit

West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums offers a range of free heritage visits to support teachers in delivering high quality learning. The programme has been designed to enhance the Curriculum for Excellence using museums objects, gallery tours, interactive workshops and archive talks. We currently offer the following visits in Clydebank Museum, Clydebank Heritage Centre and Dumbarton Heritage Centre:

  • Granny's Attic Primary 2- 4

  • Second World War Primary 5-7

  • The Victorians Primary 5-7

  • Textile Industry Primary 5-7

  • Shipbuilding Primary 5-7

  • First World War Secondary

Download the latest Schools Learning Programme brochure (PDF Format). 

View our interactive version of the Learning Programme on-line.


 Crakin Crits LogoCrackin' Crits

Primary schools are invited to take part in this innovative project which gives primary 5-7 pupils the opportunity to interview, in person, an author or illustrator. Pupils first meet the author who tells them about their books and what it's like to be an author. The pupils are given copies of the author's books and spend time researching the author online so they can each come up with a question to ask the author a week after the first author session.

The project takes place in May running alongside the Booked! festival.  Schools will be emailed information and given the opportunity to apply to take part in February/March

For more information contact the Learning Development Team.

E: learning.development@west-dunbarton.gov.uk T: 01389 772 137

Please note that this years 'Crackin' Crits' project is Fully Subscribed now. Please contact the team for more details.

crakin CritsResources Archive

Download our excellent resources for ideas, activities and information about authors and illustrators that have taken part in this project.  Our learning packs have been designed to include lots activities that can be used in the classroom to help children explore authors and their books without needing to take part in the project.  You can also borrow the author's books from any West Dunbartonshire Library. 


Tales for tots logoTales for Tots

Local Early Education and Childcare Centres are invited to bring their children to the library to meet an author or illustrator or the first time. Parents and carers are also invited to attend these interactive sessions that help little ones discover the world of books and let their imagination run riot.

The project takes place in May running alongside the Booked! festival.  EECC's will be emailed information and given the opportunity to apply to take part in February/March.   

For more information contact the Learning Development Team.

E: learning.development@west-dunbarton.gov.uk T: 01389 772 137 

Please note that this years 'Tales for Tots' project is Fully Subscribed now. Please contact the team for more details

Tales for tots imageResources Archive

Download some of our excellent resources for ideas, activities and information about authors and illustrators that have taken part in this project.