Kids Bookclubs


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Children’s online events, will be delivered by the staff of Laois Libraries on social media Laois Libraries face book page, this includes Baby book club, 0-3years Tuesday & Thursday, weekly at 10.30am.  Book bugs club, 4-7years and Rocket Readers 8-12 years Friday, fortnightly at 10.30am.  you can access the link to view our events


Laois Libraries groups and clubs are currently postponed at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Portlaoise Library

Baby Book Club

The baby book club is based on the “Every Child Ready to Read @ your Library”,  This is an American programme which was developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children with the aim of libraries having a greater impact on early literacy through an approach that focuses on educating parents and caregivers. Everything within the programme is evidence based. We have adapted this programme for an Irish setting but the content remains evidence based and backed by research.

The premise behind it is very simply that children are learning to talk & read from the moment they are born through interactions with their carers and the 5 components which help boost early literacy (0-3 years) and help to get children reading-ready are Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, & Playing. Each Baby Book Club session is based on these 5 components. The baby book club will meet weekly on Thursday, 10.30 am. Suitable for 0-3 years. Booking advised.

Bookbugs Club

The book club meet monthly on Friday, 3.30pm-4.30pm. Recommended for 4-7years. Next meeting takes place on 21st February. Booking essential.

Rocket Readers Junior Book Club

The book club meet monthly on Friday, 3.30-4.30pm. Recommended for  8-12 years.  Next meeting takes place on 31st January 2020. Booking advised.

If you are interested please give your name to a member of staff at 057 8622333.

Mountmellick Library

Rapid Readers group for ages 10-12 meet on Wednesdays at 4.30pm.  

If you are interested in joining please give your name to a member of staff. contact number 057 8644572

Stradbally Library

The Children’s Book Club meets every second Tuesday from 3.45 to 4.30pm. contact number 057 8641673