Coatbridge Library

For enquiries, please call 01236 856444.

Gruffalo Hour – celebrating the 20th Anniversary with story time and crafts!

Monday 1 July

Saturday 6 July

2pm – 3pm

3 – 6 years

£1 – booking required


Code Club Taster Session

Friday 12 July

11am – 12pm

9 – 13 years

Free – booking required


Lego Club Taster Session

Friday 12 July

2pm – 3pm

9 – 12 years

£1 – drop in activity


Bumper Bookbug Session

Wednesday 24 July

2pm – 3pm

0 – 5 years

Free – drop in activity


Alien Afternoon – dress up as an alien and join the fun! Games, badge making, colouring and more!

Friday 26 July

1.30pm – 3.30pm

5 – 12 years

£2 – drop in activity


Zoom, Zoom, Zoom – colour your own space rocket!

Friday 2 August

2pm – 4pm

3 – 12 years

Free – drop in activity


Space-themed Crazy Golf

Monday 5 August

Saturday 10 August

All Day

3 – 8 years

Free – drop in activity


Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

For enquiries, please call 01236 636150.

Movie Mondays

Monday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July & 5 August


All ages welcome

Free – drop in activity

Our summer exhibition is A Game of Two Halves, a celebration of the centenary of Cliftonhill Football Stadium. A programme of family football movies will accompany the exhibition. Each showing comes with an old-school ‘B’ presentation of classic football footage or an episode of animated football favourite, The Hurricanes.

1 & 29 July – Early Man (PG) -The makers of Wallace and Gromit bring us the story of the first ever football match.

8 July & 5 August – Escape to Victory (PG) – Classic war and football mash-up, starring some of the greatest players of all time, alongside action legend Steve McQueen.

15 July – Believe (PG) – Brian Cox plays Lanarkshire legend Matt Busby as he comes out of retirement to coach a talented boy.

22 July – The Unbeatables (PG) – Harry Potter star Rupert Grint voices characters in this animated tale of football rivalry.


Wednesday Classics – classic films for families

Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July & 14 August


All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult during film)

Free – drop in activity

3 July – Iron Giant

10 July – Railway Children

17 July – Matilda

24 July – Flushed Away

31 July – The Borrowers

14 August – The Secret Garden


Planetarium with thinkscience

Friday 5 July

11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm (1 hour)

All ages welcome

£5 – booking required (one adult free with every child)

Step inside the thinkscience inflatable planetarium for a guided tour of the sky above you, exploring the science, and the stories, behind some of the stars in the night sky.


Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Engineering Workshop

Thursday 11 & Tuesday 23 July

11am & 1pm (1 hour)

6 – 12 years

£5 – booking required

Enjoy activities that engage your curiosity and creativity. Build a motorised Lego model using our specially designed theme-based kits.


Science Makers thinkscience

Thursday 18 July

11am, 12.30pm & 2pm (1 hour)

6 – 12 years with adult accompaniment

£5 – booking required (one adult free with every child)

Let thinkscience guide you through a series of fun and interactive science experiments before you put your new knowledge to the test and make your own science wonder to take home.



Tuesday 30 July

1pm – 3 pm

All ages welcome with adult accompaniment

£2 – drop in activity

Lanarkshire is famous for its iron with products from the ‘Iron Burgh’ exported around the world during the 19th Century. Visit the famous Summerlee ironworks, and recreate the iron casting techniques of the Industrial Revolution. Make a ‘cast-iron’ copy of an object of your choice, or even your own hand.


Toys Through Time

Friday 9 August

11am – 3pm

All ages welcome with adult accompaniment

Free to play / Craft £2 – drop in activity

Get hands on with some 20th Century toys and see how play has changed in the last 100 years. From Victorian street toys to early video games, dolls, puzzles and board games. Visit out make and take table to make your own toys with our tried-and-tested instructions.


Photo ID Kit Portraits – using police style software, create your own unique characters!

Wednesday 7 August

12pm – 4pm

All ages welcome

Free (small charge for printing) – drop in activity


Photo Mementos

Saturday 10 August

12pm – 4pm

All ages welcome

£2 – drop in activity

Take home a unique little photo gift of friends and family made into a keyring, badge or fridge magnet from your day at Summerlee Museum


Period Photo Portraits at Summerlee Event Days

Sunday 11 August

12pm – 4pm

All ages welcome

£3 – drop in activity

Dress up in period costume and have your portrait taken in the re-created 1940’s cottage. It’s an affordable and unique memento of your Summerlee visit.