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With over 35 colourful Storysacks available to borrow from the local libraries, families can help their children develop their love of reading and listening to stories using games, activities and props. Each sack is based around a picture book with supporting materials to stimulate reading activities. These can include a non-fiction book related to the stories theme, soft toy characters, a CD of the story, props, a game, an activity guide, and masks and scenery to encourage role play. A guide and prompt suggest ways of developing listening, reading and writing skills using the contents of the Storysacks.

Please contact your local library for more information and to check availability.

Parenting Books

We now have parenting collections in Alexandria, Dalmuir and Dumbarton Library.  Parenting can be a massive challenge, especially in the hectic world we live in. Whether your child is a new baby, a toddler or a young adult we have a selection of books covering topics from pregnancy and weaning to primary school years and those oh so difficult teens.

Subjects include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Post natal depression
  • Child development
  • Discipline
  • Nutrition and health
  • Behaviour
  • Emotions
  • Communication