What's On

All of our events are free.The following links give you details about our events:

21st Birthday celebration!
Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes
Saturday Storytimes
Monthly Polish Rhymetimes at Craigmillar Library
Other parent and baby/toddler groups
Thinking about nursery?



21st Birthday Celebration!

Join us for Craigmillar Books for Babies' 21st birthday celebration on Saturday 25 May, 11am-12noon at Craigmillar Library.

There will be songs, stories and birthday cake for children under 4 with mums, dads and carers. Children who come along will also get a a gift book. Older siblings are welcome to come along.

Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes

Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes take place every Tuesday, 11am-12noon in Craigmillar Library, even during the holidays if the library is open!

East Neighbourhood Centre and Craigmillar Library
101 Niddrie Mains Road
EH16 4DS

There are lots of rhymes, songs and stories for children under 4 and their parents/carers. Children also get a free snack. Older siblings are also welcome to come along.

If you would like more information anout Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes, please contact Michelle or Kara on 0131 621-2621.

Saturday Storytimes

Storyteller Eric Brennan is our Storyteller in Residence and he leads a storytelling workshop at our monthly Saturday Storytime. Storytimes take place on the last Saturday of the month. This event is for mums, dads, carers and children under 4. Everyone is invited to join in with creating our own stories! Children get a juice and a snack and older siblings are welcome to come along.

How does your Garden grow?
Saturday 30 March, 11am-12noon

Here comes the Easter Bunny!
Saturday 27 April, 11am-12noon

Monthly Polish Rhymetimes at Craigmillar Library

Polish Rhymetimes take place on the last Wednesday of the month at 10am.

Comiesięczne srodowe

Śpiewanki dla Maluchόw

w Bibliotece Craigmillar,
(Starsze rodzeństwo także mile widziane!)

W programie polskie piosenki, rymowanki i zabawy rytmiczne dla Waszych pociech.

Kolejne spotkania odbeda sie:

Sroda 27 marca godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 27 March at 10-11am)

Sroda 24 kwietnia godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 24 April at 10-11am)

Sroda 29 maja godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 29 May at 10-11am)

Contact details:

Books for Babies - Tel: 0131 621 2621

Other parent and baby/toddler groups

There are other parent and baby/toddler groups running in Craigmillar, Magdalene, Niddrie and Bingham. You can find their details in the parent and baby/toddler groups leaflet (PDF, 263Kb).

Thinking about nursery?

We run events for families where children are turning two.

Come along on Wednesday 1 May, 10-11am, Craigmillar Library to find out more about:

Putting your child’s name down for nursery
Where the nurseries are in Craigmillar
Free book bag with books and information

You can download our leaflet about nurseries in the Craigmillar, Bingham, Niddre and Magdalene areas: Nurseries information list (PDF, 442Kb).

Contact Michelle at Craigmillar Books for Babies for more information on 0131 621 2621.


Craigmillar Books for Babies publishes a quarterly newsletter with information on events, rhymes, recommended books and much more. You can download the latest newsletter from the Downloads page.

If you have further questions about the project, please get in touch with Kara or Michelle.