Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming to your library!

posted 14 Jun 2011, 07:13 by Alistar Frater   [ updated 14 Jun 2011, 07:23 ]
‘Circus Stars’ is our theme for this year’s reading challenge – so there will be lots of clowning about in libraries this summer! Scroll down to see what’s happening at your local library (if it’s  not listed give them a call to find out what’s happening, or ask the next time you’re in).

To find out more about the summer reading challenge take a look at this video or head over to the Circus Stars site.


Story telling
Wednesday 6th July, 2- 2.45pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages 0 – 5

The Circus Comes to Town: help us decorate our circus wall frieze with all your favourite circus characters.
Thursday 7th July, 2.00 -3.30pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages 4-12

Polish story telling 
Wednesday 13th July, 2.00 – 2-45pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages  0 – 5

Crazy Circus Crafts: badge making fun and circus carousel and mobiles to be built
Thursday 14th July, 2.00 -3.30pm in the Conference Room, Central Library
Ages 4 and up

Story telling
Wednesday 20th July, 2.00 – 2-45pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages 0 – 5

Come and Paint all the Fun of the Fair: Join in with some messy fun; help us ‘paint’ our clown mural, no brushes allowed! Aprons will be provided; mums and dads can join in too.
Thursday 21st July, 2.00 -3.30pm in the  Conference Room, Central Library
Ages 6 and up.

Polish story telling
Wednesday 27th July, 2.00 – 2.45pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages  0 – 5

Elmer Packs His Trunk and Heads to the Circus: Elmer has lost his patches, help us find them (we’re also making fun clown plates)
Thursday 28th July, 2-3.30pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages 4 and up

Story telling
Wednesday 3rd August, 2.00 – 2-45pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages 0 – 5

Roll Up and Meet the Stars of the Circus: make ringmasters and clowns.
Thursday 4th August, 2.00 -3.30pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages 5 and up

Polish story telling
Wednesday 10th August, 2.00 – 2.45pm in the Central Children’s Library
Ages  0 – 5

Clowning Around: face painting fun and crafts
Thursday 11th August, 2.00 -3.30pm in the Conference Room
Ages 5 and up

Fountainbridge Library

Circus-themed bookbug session
Friday 30 June, 10.30 – 11.00am
Ages: 0-3

Circus collagehelp make a circus themed collage to display in the library
Monday  4 July, 3.00 – 4.30pm
Ages: 5 – 11
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Clowning around: face painting and making clown hats
Friday 15 July, 3.00 – 4.30pm
Ages: 5 -11
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Circus skills workshop: practice juggling, hula hoops and stilts
Wednesday 27 July, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Ages: 5 – 11
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Circus Felt: make a huge clown’s face to display in the library
Thursday 11 August, 3.00 – 4.00pm
Ages: 7 – 11
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Comic Life: use the Comic Life computer programme to make a circus-themed comic book
Thursday 25 August, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Ages: 10 and up
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Circus themed Bookbug session
Friday 26 August, 2.30 – 4.00pm
Ages: 0 – 3

Gilmerton Library

Roll up, roll up! Reading challenge launch including registration, quizzes and a treasure hunt
28 June – 1 July
Ages 4- 12

Clown around: make a start at creating the library’s circus clown
Friday 5 July, 2.00 – 2.30pm
Ages 4- 12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details

Juggle and read aloud: tell a joke while juggling pom-poms
Thursday 21 July, 11.00 – 11.30am
Ages 4- 12

Big feet: cut out, colour in and stick up big clown feet round the library
Monday 8 August, 2 – 3pm
Ages 4- 12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details

Celebrity circus carnival
Friday 19 August, 3 – 4pm
Ages 4 – 12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details

Moredun Library

Create your own circus
Tuesday 5 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages: 5 – 12

Paper bag lion and ringmaster
Tuesday 12 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages: 5 – 12

Balloon Animals
Tuesday 19 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages: 5 – 12

Circus Face Painting
Tuesday 26 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages: 5 – 12

Magic Invisible Writing
Ttuesday 2 August, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages: 5 -12

Outdoor Storytelling
Fridays, 8, 15, 22 and 29 July and 5 and 12 August, 11am – 12 noon
Ages: Families

Newington Library

Big Top Frieze
Thursday 7 July, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Ages 5 to 10
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Musical Animal Extravaganza
Tuesday 12 July, 11.00 – 11.45am
Ages 5 and under

Circus crafts
Friday 15 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages 5 and over

Be a clown
Monday 18 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages 5 to 10
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Circus hats, masks and beards
Friday 29 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages 5 to 10
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Be a clown
Sunday 31 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages 5 to 10
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Seaside Circus
Thursday 4 August, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Ages 8 to 12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Animal Picnic
Wednesday 10 August 11.00 – 11.45am
Ages 5 and under

Animal Picnic
Wednesday 10 August 1.45 – 2.30pm
Ages 5 and under

Circus Drop-in
Friday 12 August, 2.00 – 4.30pm
Ages 5 and over

(Bookbug Rhymetimes will carry on as normal throughout the summer)

South Neighbourhood Library

Circus star gazingcolour in and cut out your favourite circus performers and animals
Tuesday 28 June, 3.00 – 3.45pm
Ages 4 -12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

American Circus Razzmatazz: mix the stars with the stripes at our circus carnival
Monday 4 July, 3.00 – 3.45pm
Ages 4 -12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Big nose: can you stick the nose back on the clown’s face with your eyes closed?
Tuesday 19 July, 3.00 – 3.45pm
Ages 4 -12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

There’s an elephant in my bedroom: decorate your own ‘do not disturb’ door handle sign
Friday 5 August, 3.00 – 3.45pm
Ages 4 -12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.

Crazy circus bookmarks
Tuesday 23 August, 3.00 – 3.45pm
Ages 4 -12
You’ll need a (free) ticket for this event. Contact the library for details.


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