Stirling Libraries Children’s Book Festival smallprint will appeal to children of all ages and tastes and includes both a free Open Programme of events along with our Schools Programme. Smallprint offers a variety of events for children including the return of some of our favourites Chae Strathie and Angela Proctor. We are excited to have Cbeebies Olobob creator Leigh Hodgkinson with us at Balfron and Bannockburn Libraries.
Witches and wizards
Witches and wizards are not left out and we have one of the ever-popular Harry Potter party events as well as a special witchy and wizardy craft event with author Elizabeth Ezra. Dressing up is optional for these events but there will be a prize for the best dressed!
Writing and publishing
Writing and publishing will be highlighted with special events by Lari Don in Cambusbarron, Chani McBain in Doune and Metaphrog partnership in Cowie. Our grand finale is a puppet show by Clydebuilt Puppets, The Three Giants on the
Sunday. For younger children, there are free Bookbug Sessions included in the programme.
For our school's programme we are pleased to have Bookbug Prize runner up and winner, Morag Hood and Alan Windram respectively, reading from their prize-winning picture books as well as a visit to Riverside Primary from Gaelic author, Morag Anne McNeil.
We hope smallprint will become one of the many cultural events that make Stirling unique. We look forward to seeing you at our events in local libraries where staff are ready to welcome you.