What's On

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

Special Family Event to celebrate Dads!
Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes
Summer Rhymetimes 2019
Saturday Storytimes
Rhymetime at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Monthly Polish Rhymetimes at Craigmillar Library
Other parent and baby/toddler groups
Thinking about nursery?



Special Family Event to celebrate Dads!

We're having a special family event to celebrate dads on Saturday 29 June, 11am-12noon at Craigmillar Library. Zoolab will bring along real live animals and insects for their 'Senses and Textures' event.

Storyteller Eric Brennan will be leading songs and stories and there will be a gift book for every child who comes along. The event is for dads, granddads, uncles and children under 4.

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.

Summer Rhymetimes 2019

The Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes running this summer:

Songs Old and New
Tuesday 2 July, 11am-12noon

Eyes, Nose, Cheeky, Cheeky Chin
Tuesday 9 July, 11am -12noon

Animal Antics!
Tuesday 16 July, 11am-12noon

A Sailor Went to Sea
Tuesday 23 July, 11am-12noon

Down on the Farm
Tuesday 30 August, 11am-12noon

Count with Me!
Tuesday 6 August, 11am-12noon

Favourite Songs and Rhymes
Tuesday 13 August, 11am-12noon

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.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Saturday 27 July, 11am-12noon

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!
Saturday 31 August, 11am-12noon

Rhymetime at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Come along to our favourite songs and rhymes event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival:

Wednesday 14 August, 11-11.30am
Thursday 15 August, 12.30-1pm

These are free events but you need to book tickets in advance.

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 26 Czerwca godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 26 June at 10-11am)

Sroda 31 Lipca godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 31 July at 10-11am)

Sroda 28 Sierpnia godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 28 August 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 4 September, 11-12noon, 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.