Children will be able to enjoy a range of fun free activities in all of Stirling’s libraries during the summer holidays.

An action-packed timetable spanning the summer holidays in July and August will give children from all over Stirling the opportunity to take part in the likes of reading, digital, craft, or even lego-based events.

Most will suitable for primary school children while others, such as the space-themed Bookbugs, will cater for those of pre-school age.

To see the details of what’s on, head here for the full programme of events 

Fantastic selection of fun activities

Convenor of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Cllr Chris Kane said: “Schools may be out for the summer but our libraries will still be operating as usual, offering this fantastic selection of fun activities.

“Whether it’s creating your own rocket ship, getting introduced to coding or the friendly fun Bookbug sessions, there will be something for children of every age to enjoy.”

Vice Convenor Maureen Bennison said: “With all the libraries in Stirling hosting these exciting events throughout the summer holidays, children from every community will have the opportunity to get involved.

“This is another example of how our libraries aren’t just spaces to develop key literacy skills but are important social and learning hubs where creativity can flourish.”

Summer Reading Challenge

The programme of events is linked to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which focuses on the Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

The Challenge, which runs until Saturday, 24 August, encourages children aged four to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday.

Children can read whatever they like - fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library.

Readers receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge.

Stirling Libraries are working with partners The Peak, McLaren Leisure, Balfron Bellrock, University of Stirling, Safari Park and for the first year ever, Auchingarrich, who are all offering free activities depending on how many books are read.

Pick up a leaflet at your local library to find out what activities are on in your area, and contact the library to book a space as places are limited.

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