Scarborough Library


Scarborough Library features a spacious children’s section. With a large selection of books, a quiet reading corner and craft tables, it’s a great spot to head with your little ones.

When we arrived, a Storytime session was running. Children’s toys and dress ups are available for free play with colouring in and games available on the craft tables.

Miss 5 found a large LEGO table. This appears to be a fixture of the children’s section, available to use anytime.

There are shelves upon shelves of early readers and young adult novels. There are comfy seats lining the wall perfect for curling up with a book.

In the front section of the library, to the left as you enter the door, you’ll find the younger children’s section. This includes chairs and bench seating, and toys for littler ones. Picture books line the wall in easy to access shelves. Board books are stacked in bins at toddler height.

Family Activities at Scarborough Civic Centre

City of Stirling Libraries host a number of ongoing community groups and activities for all ages, and Scarborough Library is no exception. For example, Baby Rhymetime sessions for children aged 0-2 years old run weekly on Thursdays from 10.30am to 11am, while Pre-School Storytime sessions for 2-5 year olds run weekly on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 11am. Both are a fun way to introduce your child to books and stimulate their imagination. It’s also great way for your child to make new friends while you meet other parent’s in your area.

Scarborough Library also hosts LEGO Club. This is an informal group that meets to build, learn and have fun each week. Bookings are not necessary. Obviously adult supervision is required for all children aged 12 and under. Your family can join in LEGO Club at Scarborough Library on Mondays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

In addition to introducing your child to a love of books and educational activities, Scarborough Library is located within the Scarborough Civic Centre. This includes spaces for a Child Health Clinic, After School Care. There is also Stirling Leisure Centre with programs suited to all ages, including a Toddler Gym for children aged from 7 months to 5 years old. Therefore, if you have an energetic child like myself, all bases are covered in this location.

Whilst walking through the amphitheatre area, we happened upon an amazing bike. This bike was yarn bombed by the Crafternoons group. Miss 5 loved it and wanted to inspect it all! This group is geared more towards adults, however all ages are welcome to join in.

In conclusion, there’s a lot to discover at Scarborough Library and the adjoining Civic Centre. Head along and make new friends with other local families, or simply enjoy the excellent range of facilities.


Scarborough Library

Located at 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough.

Scarborough Library is open Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 8pm, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5.30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12pm. Closed Sunday.

Parking is available off Glidercliffe and Westview Streets at either end of the Scarborough Civic Centre.

Scarborough Library is located about 5 minutes walk from Little Seaview Cafe. Why not grab a coffee or some lunch with friends while the kids play in addition to getting your library on?


About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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