Let’s Go Libraries

Activities in North Lanarkshire Libraries during the school summer holidays

During the school summer holidays, North Lanarkshire Libraries have a ton of fun and varied activities for a variety of age groups for kids to take part in. From Summer Reading Challenge Marvellous Maker-themed activities, craft activities, LEGO challenges, Bookbug sessions and Coding Robots, there really is something for everyone at your local library this holiday.

Click on your local library below to jump to its activities or scroll to see all of our activity list. All events are free unless a charge is listed.

Abronhill Library | Airdrie Library | Bellshill Cultural Centre | Chapelhall Library | Chryston Library | Cleland Library | Coatbridge Library | Condorrat Library | Cumbernauld Library | Kilsyth Library | Moodiesburn Library | Motherwell Library | Newarthill Library | Newmains Library | New Stevenston Library | Shotts Library | Viewpark Library | Wishaw Library


Abronhill Library

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Tuesday 2 July, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us at the Bookbug session at Abronhill Library before the summer holiday break. Bookbug is hosting a wee picnic, songs and rhymes galore.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 731503 to book a free place.

 

MakerSpace

Thursday 4 July, 4pm – 5pm
For ages 4 – 12

Get creative at Abronhill Library during Let’s Go Libraries. Turn your ideas into life. Join us at this creative workshop.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 731503 to book a free place.

 

Trees for Cities

Thursday 11 July, 3pm – 4pm
For ages 8+

Come along to Abronhill Library to learn about local trees the fun way. Allys from Trees for Cities will be leading the workshop during Let’s Go Libraries.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 731503 for more information.

 

Daily LEGO and Colour-ins

Throughout Summer
For all ages

Come along to Abronhill Library during Let’s Go Libraries and have fun with LEGO and colour-ins all summer long.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 731503 for more information.


Airdrie Library

Creative Crafts

Wednesday 3 July, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 4 – 12

Join us at the library to create some amazing crafts for Let’s Go Libraries this summer.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 758070 to book a free place.

 

Bookbug

Thursday 18 July, 11am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us at the library to create some amazing crafts for Let’s Go Libraries this summer.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 758070 for more information.


Bellshill Cultural Centre

Marvellous Makers – Craftastic

Wednesday 10 July, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 4 – 12

Come and join in the crafting fun at Bellshill Cultural Centre during Let’s Go Libraries this summer and finish with a game of the ever popular Book Bingo.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 346770 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Monday 29 July, 10am – 10.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us at Bellshill Cultural Centre for some summer Bookbug fun during Let’s Go Libraries with all your favourite songs and rhymes.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 346770 for more information.

 

Back to School Summer Games

Tuesday 6 August, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 4 – 12

Join us at Bellshill Cultural Centre and have some summer fun and play games during Let’s Go Libraries. Finish off with the ever popular Book Bingo.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 346770 to book a free place.


Chapelhall Library

Creative Crafts

Thursday 11 July, 3pm – 4pm
For ages 4 – 12

Join us at the library to create some amazing crafts for Let’s Go Libraries this summer.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 750099 to book a free place.


Chryston Library

More Info Soon

More information about summer activities in Chryston Library will be available soon.

Call the library on 01236 856281 for more information.


Cleland Library

Sand Rockets

Wednesday 3 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 4 – 12

Come along to Cleland Library for Let’s Go Libraries and make your very own colourful sand rocket. Use your craft skills with sand art to blast off into the skies.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 860487 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Wednesday 17 July, 2.15pm – 2.45pm
For ages 0 – 5

Join Bookbug at Cleland Library during Let’s Go Libraries for a singalong and storytime with all your favourite rhymes and songs.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 860487 to book a free place.

 

Dogs Trust

Friday 26 July, 11am – 12pm
For all ages

Come along to Cleland Library to meet the Dogs Trust and find out how to stay safe around dogs while also having fun with our four-legged friends. A fun workshop during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 860487 to book a free place.

 

Mini Porcelain Mug Paint

Wednesday 31 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 4 – 12

Join us at Cleland Library and paint your own mini mug during Let’s Go Libraries. Make it fun, be inspired – it could be a self portrait or your favourite Avenger. It’s only limited by your imagination.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 860487 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Wednesday 7 August, 2.15pm – 2.45pm
For ages 0 – 5

Join Bookbug at Cleland Library during Let’s Go Libraries for a singalong and storytime with all your favourite rhymes and songs.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 860487 to book a free place.


Coatbridge Library

More Info Soon

More information about summer activities in Coatbridge Library will be available soon.

Call the library on 01236 856444 for more information.


Condorrat Library

Creative Junk

Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 4 – 12

Come along to Condorrat Library during Let’s Go Libraries this summer and do some fun crafting to create something spectacular.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 736615 to book a free place.

 

Bookbug Summer Party

Tuesday 16 July, 10.15am – 10.45am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us during Let’s Go Libraries this summer at Condorrat Library for a special summer Bookbug party with all your favourite rhymes, songs and stories.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 736615 to book a free place.


Cumbernauld Library

Bookbug

Session: Thursday 27 June, 10am – 10.30am
Craft Activity: Thursday 27 June, 10.45am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Rain or shine, Cumbernauld Library will provide stories and activities to remind us of how much we like to be beside the seaside this Let’s Go Libraries.

Book directly with the library. Call the library on 01236 632702 to book a free place.

 

Movie Morning

Tuesday 2 July, 10.30am
For all ages

Join us at Cumbernauld Library for a movie morning as part of Let’s Go Libraries. A family classic suitable for all will be on show.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 632702 for more information.

 

Storytime

Session: Thursday 11 July, 10am – 10.30am
Craft Activity: Thursday 11 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
Families welcome

Join us for a story or two at Cumbernauld Library before we create our own unicorns and dragons to take home for Let’s Go Libraries.

Book directly with the library. Call the library on 01236 632702 to book a free place.

 

Coding Robots

Thursday 18 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 8 – 12

Come and learn how to code our new robotic vehicles using Scratch at Cumbernauld Library during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 632702 to book a free place.

 

Movie Morning

Tuesday 30 July, 10.30am
For all ages

Join us at Cumbernauld Library for a movie morning as part of Let’s Go Libraries. A family classic suitable for all will be on show.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 632702 for more information.

 

Storytime

Session: Thursday 1 August, 10am – 10.30am
Craft Activity: Thursday 1 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Families welcome

Ahoy landlubbers! There may be treasure! Only true pirates and princesses may apply. There will be clues on the day at Cumbernauld Library – come and see during Let’s Go Libraries – if you dare!

Book directly with the library. Call the library on 01236 632702 to book a free place.

 

Craft Activities

29 June – 10 August
For all ages

Drop in any time during the summer holidays to Cumbernauld Library and check out our paper and card craft table – free easy crafts throughout Let’s Go Libraries for all ages, available during our opening hours.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 632702 for more information.


Kilsyth Library

Summer Craft Club

Tuesday 9 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 4 – 12

Get creative at Kilsyth Library and visit the summer craft club to show off your imaginative side during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 632880 to book a free place.

 

Summer Craft Club

Saturday 13 July, 11am – 12pm
For ages 4 – 12

Get creative at Kilsyth Library and visit the summer craft club to show off your imaginative side during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 632880 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Wednesday 17 July, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories this summer at Kilsyth Library for our Summer Bookbug during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 632880 to book a free place.

 

Summer Craft Club

Tuesday 23 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 4 – 12

Get creative at Kilsyth Library and visit the summer craft club to show off your imaginative side during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 632880 to book a free place.


Moodiesburn Library

Harry Potter-themed Escape Room

Mon-Wed throughout July at 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1pm. 1.45pm
Families or groups of 2 – 6 (age 8+ for no adult groups)

Solve puzzles and clues, use logic and a bit of magic this summer at Moodiesburn Library. Put all these skills together and escape the library this Let’s Go Libraries.

Book directly with the library. Call the library on 01236 856295 to book a free place.

View session availability here.

 

Marvellous Makers Musical Instruments

Wednesdays Throughout Summer, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
For ages 3+

Join us at Moodiesburn Library to make your own musical instrument and other crafts during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 856295 to book a free place.

 

Bookbug’s Summer Fun

Friday 2 August, 11am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us at Moodiesburn Library during Let’s Go Libraries and enjoy all of your favourite songs, rhymes and stories at our summer special Bookbug session.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01236 856295 to book a free place.

 

Mega Wordsearches

Throughout Summer
For ages 0 – 5

Visit all summer long at Moodiesburn Library during Let’s Go Libraries to take part in our Mega Wordsearches. Themed on this summer’s big sporting events Euro 2024 and the Olympics – how many words can you find?

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 856295 for more information.

 

Ongoing Activities

Throughout Summer
For all ages

All throughout summer at Moodiesburn Library, you can come along to take part in wordsearches, colouring in and decorating bookmarks. A great family fun day out for Let’s Go Libraries.

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 856295 for more information.

 

Treasure Hunts

Throughout Summer
For all ages

Visit all summer long at Moodiesburn Library during Let’s Go Libraries to take part in our Treasure Hunts. Themed on this summer’s big sporting events Euro 2024 and the Olympics – Can you finish the hunt?

No booking required. Call the library on 01236 856295 for more information.


Motherwell Library

Eras Crafts

Friday 28 June, 11am – 12pm
For ages 5 – 12

Calling all Swifties at Motherwell Library during Let’s Go Libraries. Join us for some fun Taylor-themed crafts.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 332626 to book a free place.

 

Comic Book Crafts

Thursday 4 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 5 – 12

Join us at Motherwell Library during Let’s Go Libraries to create your very own mini comic book.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 332626 to book a free place.

 

LEGO Creations

Tuesday 9 July, 11am – 12pm
For ages 5 – 12

Come and have fun at Motherwell Library and create spectacular builds with LEGO.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 332626 for more information.

 

Summer Bookbug

Thursday 11 July, 11am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us for a special summer Bookbug at Motherwell Library during Let’s Go Libraries filled with all your favourite songs and rhymes.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 332626 for more information.

 

Giant Games

Monday 15 July, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 4 – 12

Come along to Motherwell Library and play some giant games this Let’s Go Libraries.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 332626 for more information.

 

3D Printing

Wednesday 17 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 10 – 14

Create your own keyring to be printed on our 3D printers at Motherwell Library’s Digital Hub. (Please note that prints may require to be collected at a later date due to print times). A fantastic chance to use some cutting edge technology during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 332626 to book a free place.

 

LEGO Creations

Tuesday 23 July, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 5 – 12

Come and have fun at Motherwell Library and create spectacular builds with LEGO.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 332626 for more information.

 

Happee Birthdae Harry

Wednesday 31 July, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 4 – 12

Join us at Motherwell Library during Let’s Go Libraries to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with themed-crafts and games.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 332626 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Thursday 1 August, 11am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us for a special summer Bookbug at Motherwell Library during Let’s Go Libraries filled with all your favourite songs and rhymes.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 332626 for more information.

 

Design Your Own Mug or Bag

Monday 5 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 10 – 14

Create your design on the computer before getting it printed and transferred onto a mug or tote bag to take away in the Motherwell Library Digital Hub. Make a unique design for Let’s Go Libraries. Cost for the event is £2.50 payable when attending.

Library membership required to book this event online as it is a chargeable event. Not a member? You can join online here.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 332626 to book a free place.

 

Giant Games

Wednesday 7 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 4 – 12

Come along to Motherwell Library and play some giant games this Let’s Go Libraries.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 332626 for more information.


Newarthill Library

Zine Making Workshop

Monday 29 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For all ages

Join us in Newarthill Library during Let’s Go Libraries where you can make your own zines about your favourite topics.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 732033 for more information.


Newmains Library

Big LEGO Build Drop-in

Tuesday 2 July, all day
For ages 6 – 12

Join us at Newmains Library during Let’s Go Libraries to build our best LEGO creation yet. Drop in any time on the day during library opening hours to add your own piece to our LEGO City.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 520680 for more information.

Summer Bookbug

Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us at Newmains Library during Let’s Go Libraries for some summer Bookbug fun with all your favourite songs and rhymes.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 520680 for more information.

 

Marvellous Music

Tuesday 16 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 6 – 12

Join us at Newmains Library to craft some musical instruments, including tin can drums and lollystick harmonics for Let’s Go Libraries. What marvellous music will you create?

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 520680 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Friday 26 July, 10.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us at Newmains Library during Let’s Go Libraries for some summer Bookbug fun with all your favourite songs and rhymes.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 520680 for more information.

 

Drop In Summer Colouring

Tuesday 30 July, all day
For ages 4 – 12

Drop in to Newmains Library anytime on Tuesday 30 July during Let’s Go Libraries and create some artwork to display on the library walls.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 520680 for more information.


New Stevenston Library

Marvellous Summer Crafts

Wednesday 26 June, 10.30am – 11.30am
For ages 4 – 12

Join us at New Stevenston Library this summer as part of Let’s Go Libraries for a super fun summer-themed craft session.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 403787 to book a free place.

 

Marvellous Makers Treasure Hunt

Tuesday 2 July, 10.30am – 12pm
For ages 4 – 12

Rise to the challenge of the Treasure Hunt at New Stevenston Library this Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 403787 to book a free place.

 

Marvellous Makers Artistic Challenge

Wednesday 10 July, 10.30am – 12pm
For ages 4 – 12

Let’s create marvellous art together at New Stevenston Library during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 403787 to book a free place.

 

European Flag Challenge

Tuesday 16 July, 10.30am – 12pm
For ages 4 – 12

Come along to New Stevenston Library and create your own European flag of choice during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 403787 to book a free place.

 

Marvellous Makers Word Bingo

Wednesday 24 July, 11am – 12.30pm
For ages 4 – 12

Come along to New Stevenston Library and have fun playing Word Bingo during Let’s Go Libraries. Suitable for age 4 – 12. Booking required.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 403787 to book a free place.


Shotts Library

Summer Bookbug

Tuesday 9 July, 11am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Enjoy all your favourite Bookbug songs, rhymes and stories at our special Summer Bookbug in Shotts Library this Let’s Go Libraries.

No booking required. Call the library on 01501 821556 for more information.

 

Mini Olympics

Friday 2 August, 11am – 12pm
For ages 5 – 12

Join us at Shotts Library for Olympic-themed games and crafts during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01501 821556 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Tuesday 6 August, 11am – 11.30am
For ages 0 – 5

Enjoy all your favourite Bookbug songs, rhymes and stories at our special Summer Bookbug in Shotts Library this Let’s Go Libraries.

No booking required. Call the library on 01501 821556 for more information.

 

DIY Drums and Noise Makers

Thursday 8 August, 3pm – 4pm
For ages 5 – 12

Join us at Shotts Library and getting noisy for Let’s Go Libraries. Make some musical instruments and some noise.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01501 821556 to book a free place.


Viewpark Library

Summer Bookbug

Wednesday 3 July, 11.30am – 12pm
For ages 0 – 5

Join us during Let’s Go Libraries this summer at Viewpark Library for a special summer Bookbug session with all your favourite rhymes, songs and stories.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 812801 for more information.


Wishaw Library

Summer Bookbug

Monday 1 July, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us in Wishaw Library this Let’s Go Libraries for sunshine songs and rhymes in the library with Bookbug.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 524960 for more information.

 

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Tuesday 2 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 6 – 12

Build your own vehicle at Wishaw Library and use the power of science to make it go during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

Trains & Games

Thursday 11 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 6 – 12

Create a working train track at Wishaw Library or play with a selection of table top games during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

LEGO Club

Saturday 13 July, 2pm – 3pm
For ages 6 – 12

Come along to the Wishaw Library LEGO Club and have fun building your own Let’s Go Libraries creation.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

Olympic Challenge

Thursday 18 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 6 – 12

Make your own tennis racket for some balloon fun at Wishaw Library and take part in other sports during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Wednesday 24 July, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us in Wishaw Library this Let’s Go Libraries for sunshine songs and rhymes in the library with Bookbug.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 524960 for more information.

 

LEGO Club

Thursday 25 July, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 6 – 12

Come along to the Wishaw Library LEGO Club and create a marvellous Let’s Go Libraries marbles maze using Lego and your imagination.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

Marvellous Music Makers

Thursday 1 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 6 – 12

Upcycle your recycling with Wishaw Library to make musical mayhem during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Friday 2 August, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us in Wishaw Library this Let’s Go Libraries for sunshine songs and rhymes in the library with Bookbug.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 524960 for more information.

 

Summer Bookbug

Monday 5 August, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us in Wishaw Library this Let’s Go Libraries for sunshine songs and rhymes in the library with Bookbug.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 524960 for more information.

 

Coding Robots

Thursday 8 August, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
For ages 8 – 12

Come and learn how to code our new robotic vehicles using Scratch at Wishaw Library during Let’s Go Libraries.

Book online here. Alternatively call the library on 01698 524960 to book a free place.

 

Summer Bookbug

Friday 9 August, 10.30am – 11am
For ages 0 – 5

Join us in Wishaw Library this Let’s Go Libraries for sunshine songs and rhymes in the library with Bookbug.

No booking required. Call the library on 01698 524960 for more information.