There's lots going on down at your local library during the Summer Holidays to keep your children occupied with our programme of craft activities and events.

Select a library to see the events taking place there:

For more information on any events at Balloch Library please call 01389 608989.

  • Thursday, 07 July 2.00 - 3.00pm  - Space Rockets - Put physics into action by designing your own aerodynamic rocket then see how far it can fly!
  • Friday, 08 July - Herb pots - A feast for the senses, come along and paint your own herb pots
  • Wednesday, 13 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Tie-Dying - We're bringing art to fabric with this exciting and colourful tie-dying activity (be sure to wear old clothes if participating)
  • Thursday, 14 July 10.30am - Storytime - An exciting Bookbug Storytime session aimed at 0 - 5 year olds celebrating Bookbug's Library Challenge
  • Friday, 15 July 2.00 - 3.00pm - Mug painting - Perfect as a gift (or just to keep yourself), design and paint your own mug
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2.00 - 3.00pm - Rock Painting - Exactly what it says on the tin! Paint your rock, then keep it, gift it, or leave it somewhere as a nice surprise for someone to find
  • Friday, 22 July 2.00 - 3.00pm - Pom Pom Animals  - Wool? Check.  Imagination? Check. Very cute pom pom animals - yes please!
  • Tuesday, 26 July 2.00 - 3.00pm - Slime Workshop - Everyone loves a bit of slime, come along to our workshop and learn how to make your own (and yes, it does get messy!)
  • Friday, 29 July 2.00 - 3.00pm - Robot Making - Use a whole range of materials to design, make and decorate your own unique robot!
  • Monday, 01 August 2.00 - 3.00pm - Dreamcatchers - Decorate and assemble the dreamcatcher of your dreams
  • Thursday, 04 August 2.00 - 3.15pm - Bookbug Party - A party with songs, rhymes and stories (and Bookbug of course!) for 0 - 5 year olds
  • Friday, 05 August 2.00 - 3.00pm - Friendship Bracelets  - A lovely gift for a pal (or just for yourself!), learn how to make a beautiful friendship bracelet
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2.00 - 3.00pm - Spy Periscopes - It's time to be inventive - create your own periscope and see who you can spy on…!

For more information on any events at Dalmuir Library please call 0141 562 2425.

  • Thursday, 07 July 10-11.00am - Storytime - An exciting Bookbug Storytime session aimed at 0 - 5 year olds celebrating Bookbug's Library Challenge
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Jurassic Crafts - Get prehistoric with a range of dinosaur related crafts
  • Friday, 15 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Racing Car Money Boxes - Paint your own ceramic racing car money box (sadly, money not included :)
  • Saturday, 16 July 10.00 - 1.00pm - Drop in Crafts - Lots of crafting materials available come and make whatever you'd like.  All you need is your imagination!
  • Monday, 18 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Bee Hotel - Do your part for the environment and make a friendly bee hotel for your garden or any outside space! It'll be beeeeautiful…
  • Thursday, 21 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Solar System Mobiles - An out of this world craft! Decide how many planets you want to add, along with learning the names of various planets in our Solar System.
  • Saturday, 23 July 10.00 - 1.00pm - Drop in Crafts - Lots of crafting materials available come and make whatever you'd like.  All you need is your imagination!
  • Monday, 25 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Dreamcatchers - Decorate and assemble the dreamcatcher of your dreams
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2.00 - 3.30pm - Bird / Rocket wands - Choose from birds or rockets to create and make your own wonderful wand.
  • Saturday, 30 July 10.00 - 1.00pm - Drop in Crafts - Lots of crafting materials available come and make whatever you'd like.  All you need is your imagination!
  • Tuesday, 02 August 2.00 - 3.30pm - Rocket Jump Kits - Assemble your rockets, then see whose can jump the highest!
  • Thursday, 04 August 2.00 - 3.30pm - Robot Puppets - Paint and build an awesome wooden robot puppet. Perhaps we could have a robot puppet show too…?
  • Saturday, 06 August 10.00 - 1.00pm - Drop in Crafts - Lots of crafting materials available come and make whatever you'd like.  All you need is your imagination!
  • Monday, 08 August 2.00 - 3.30pm - Bird Houses - Make your own birdhouse, and see which species you can attract to your garden
  • Saturday, 13 August 10.00 - 1.00pm - Drop in Crafts - Lots of crafting materials available come and make whatever you'd like.  All you need is your imagination!

For more information on any events at Dumbarton Library please call 01389 608992.

  • Monday, 04 July 10.30 - 11.30am - Storytime - An exciting Bookbug Storytime session aimed at 0 - 5 year olds celebrating Bookbug's Library Challenge
  • Wednesday, 06 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - 3D Fish - An easy but effective craft to create from coloured card.                                                 
  • Friday, 08 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Planet Mobiles - An out of this world craft! Decide how many planets you want to add, along with learning the names of various planets in our Solar System.
  • Monday, 11 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Bee Houses - You'll be buzzing once you've created your very own home for bees. Come along to see how it's done.
  • Wednesday, 13 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Bookbug Session - Songs, rhymes and stories (and Bookbug of course!) for 0 - 5 year olds
  • Thursday, 14 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Junk bots - Get creative using old household items to see how your funky junk bot looks.  We can't wait to see the results :
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Gliders & Helicopters - Go! Go! Gliders and helicopters! Once you have made your colourful flying machines you're ready for take-off!
  • Friday, 22 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Castle Building - Design and create your very own cardboard castle, fit for royalty!
  • Monday, 25 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Amazing Aquariums - You know there's something fishy but fun going on when you're creating an amazing Aquarium from a cereal box!
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2.30 - 3.30pm Bookbug Session - Songs, rhymes and stories (and Bookbug of course!) for 0 - 5 year olds
  • Thursday, 28 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Hot Air Balloons - The only way is up (hopefully!) with these super spinning paper hot air balloons.
  • Monday, 01 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Draw a Bot - Learn how to create and draw your own robot line by line, shape by shape, bolt by bolt!
  • Wednesday, 03 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Dreamcatchers - Decorate and assemble the dreamcatcher of your dreams
  • Friday, 05 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Rocket Making - Come and join us to make your own rocket. You're sure to be over the moon with the results :
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Carton Sail Boats - A fun recycling craft making carton sail boats. Reusing household materials, can you get your boat to float?
  • Thursday, 11 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Paper Pin Wheels - Making these mini paper windmills will be a breeze!

For more information on any events at Duntocher Library please call 0141 562 2469.

  • Friday, 08 July 2.30 - 4.00pm - Balancing Robots - Part craft, part science experiment, will you manage to make your robot balance…?
  • Wednesday, 13 July 11.00 - 12.30pm - Bug Magnifying Kits - Create a cute bug magnifying glass then take it outside and see what minibeasts you can discover!
  • Friday, 15 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Bee Hotels - Do your part for the environment and make a friendly bee hotel for your garden or any outside space! It'll be beeeeautiful…
  • Tuesday, 19 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Dreamcatchers - Decorate and assemble the dreamcatcher of your dreams
  • Thursday, 21 July 10.30 - 11.30am - Storytime - An exciting Bookbug Storytime session aimed at 0 - 5 year olds celebrating Bookbug's Library Challenge
  • Friday, 22 July 2.30 - 4.00pm - Bird Feeders - Make a super cute bird feeder from craft sticks and string.  A bright and creative way to fed the birds
  • Monday, 25 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Rocket Jump Kits - Assemble your rockets, then see whose can jump the highest!
  • Wednesday, 27 July 11.00 - 12.30pm - Cone Hedgehogs - A lovely craft, where you can make your hedgehog as colourful as you want with rolled cone cardboard quills
  • Tuesday, 02 August 2.00 - 4.30pm - 3D Bees - Build your own foam stacking bees
  • Friday, 05 August 2.30 - 4.00pm - Robot Masks - See if you can fool your friends and family into thinking you're a robot with these cool masks
  • Monday, 08 August 2.30 - 4.00pm - Race Car Mosaics - Create a cool racing car picture from foam mosaic tiles
  • Tuesday, 09 August 3.00 - 4.30pm - Stained Glass Rockets - Design and make a stained glass style rocket - beautiful to hang at a window and catch the light

For more information on any events at Faifley Library please call 01389 87952.

  • Wednesday, 06 July 2.30 - 3.30pm -Seed planting & pot painting - Decorate your very own plant pot, then plant some seeds and watch them grow over the summer.
  • Friday, 08 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Butterflies & splat monsters - Create imaginative artwork with 2 different painting techniques
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Flip Books - Make your own fantastic flip storybook, page by page!
  • Thursday, 14 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Mask Making - Make and decorate your own marvellous mask and see if we can guess who is behind the mask!
  • Friday, 15 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Bookbug Session - Songs, rhymes and stories (and Bookbug of course!) for 0 - 5 year olds
  • Monday, 18 July 2.00 - 3.00pm - Storytime - An exciting Bookbug Storytime session aimed at 0 - 5 year olds celebrating Bookbug's Library Challenge
  • Wednesday, 20 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Dotty Art - Don't get spots before your eyes creating these fabulous arty pictures!
  • Friday, 22 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Gliders & Helicopters - Go! Go! Gliders and helicopters! Once you have made your colourful flying machines you're ready for take-off!
  • Tuesday, 26 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Sun Prints - Watch your picture develop before your very eyes!
  • Thursday, 28 July 2.30 - 3.30pm - Sock Puppets - Transform an old sock into an awesome puppet - let your imagination go wild!
  • Wednesday, 03 August - 2.30 - 3.30pm Clay Creations - Come and join us for a fun and creative clay modelling session, just bring your imagination!... We can't wait to see the results!
  • Friday, 05 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Dreamcatchers - Decorate and assemble the dreamcatcher of your dreams
  • Tuesday, 09 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Robot Sun catchers - Make these fabulous sun catchers then see how well they catch the light when you hang them in your window
  • Thursday, 11 August 2.30 - 3.30pm - Photo Frames - Design and decorate your very own photo frame - you can even bring a picture to put in it ready to display!

For more information on any events at Parkhall Library please call 0141 562 2467.

  • Thursday, 07 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Gliders - Decorate and assemble your own gilders, whose will fly the furthest?!
  • Monday, 11 July 11.00 - 12.30pm - Windmills / Bird wands - Get creative and colourful with these wind powered crafts
  • Thursday, 14 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Spinning Tops - Design your own colourful spinning tops - whose will spin the longest?
  • Monday, 18 July 11.00 - 12.30pm - Dragon puppets - Design, decorate and make your own wooden dragon puppets.
  • Tuesday, 19 July 10.30 - 11.30am - Storytime - An exciting Bookbug Storytime session aimed at 0 - 5 year olds celebrating Bookbug's Library Challenge
  • Wednesday, 20 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Rocket Making - Decorate and build an awesome rocket
  • Tuesday, 26 July 11.00 - 12.30pm - Finger Puppets - Make your own animal finger puppets from felt.
  • Thursday, 28 July 3.00 - 4.30pm - Solar System Mobiles - An out of this world craft! Decide how many planets you want to add, along with learning the names of various planets in our Solar System.
  • Monday, 01 August 11.00 - 12.30pm - Robot Masks - See if you can fool your friends and family into thinking you're a robot with these cool masks
  • Wednesday, 03 August 2.30 - 4.00pm - 3D Turtles - A super cute craft making a terrific turtle to take home with you
  • Tuesday, 09 August 11.00 - 12.30pm - Bug Magnifying Kits - Create a cute bug magnifying glass then take it outside and see what minibeasts you can discover!
  • Wednesday, 10 August 3.00 - 4.30pm - Seasons Trees - Learn about the different seasons and decorate your tree to reflect the environmental changes throughout the year.

Outdoor Bookbug session in a local park. Songs, rhymes & stories for 0 - 5 year olds.

Dalmuir Park  - Bookbug session

  • Wednesday, 06 July 10am 
  • Wednesday, 20 July 10am

Book at Dalmuir Park

Levengrove Park - Bookbug session

  • Wednesday, 13 July 10am
  • Wednesday, 27 July 10am
  • Wednesday, 03 August 10am

Book at Levengrove Park

Please email us at bookbug@west-dunbarton.gov.uk for more information on these sessions.