What's On

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

20th Birthday Celebration
Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes
Saturday Storytimes
Monthly Polish Rhymetimes at Craigmillar Library
Other parent and baby/toddler groups
Now you are 2! Events for children turning 2
Certificates and Bookbags for 3-year-olds
Events and Outreach Work



20th Birthday Celebration

The Craigmillar Books for Babies project is celebrating 20 years in the Craigmillar community! Along with songs, stories and birthday cake, there will be a gift book for every child who comes along.

Saturday 26 May
11am -12noon
Craigmillar Library

This event is for children under 4 years-old with mums, dads and carers, but older siblings are welcome to join in too.

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.

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.

Sroda 30 maja godz. 10.00
(Wednesday 30th May 10am-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).

Now you are 2! Events for children turning 2

We run events for families where children are turning two.

Come along 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.

Certificates and Bookbags for 3-year-olds

Is your child turning 3 in the next few months or have they recently turned 3? We have a certificate and bookbag for your child to celebrate their reading journey with Books for Babies! Please call or text Michelle on 0131 621 2621 or 07923 403 061 to arrange collection.

Events and Outreach Work

Activities for children under 3. Parents or carers will be organised both in the library and elsewhere in the Craigmillar area as part of the project's outreach work.


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.