Libraries Big Day Out

Join CultureNL Libraries as they break out and celebrate the Libraries Big Day Out at Summerlee Museum on Saturday 25th August!

Libraries Big Day Out

About Libraries Big Day Out

25th August 2018
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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD
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CultureNL Libraries have decided to take their services out of the traditional settings and visit Summerlee Museum for a special Libraries Big Day Out event.

Join us at the museum as we take over for the day with loads of special events planned for all the family. Have a look below and see what catches your eye, don’t miss out on this great day of fun with the library service.

Bookbug
Summerlee Picnic Hut
10.30am – 11am – FREE event
A library classic. Stories, songs and rhymes for the under 3’s. Families welcome.

Booster Cushion Theatre
Summerlee Reigart Suite
11.30am – 12.30pm – Tickets £3
Little Red Riding Hood with a twist. This funny show encourages audience participation especially as Cinderella’s backing band.
A perfect event for families and children aged 3 – 7 years old.

Museum Detectives
Summerlee Conference Room
12.30pm – 1.30pm – Tickets £2
Did you know museums are jam-packed with mysteries? Every object has a hidden past.
Join author Mike Nicholson, author of the popular Museum Mystery Squad series for a fun family event. Find out how he uses museums to create mysteries and have a go at becoming storywriters and detectives all at the same time. *Warning this event will involve some very bad jokes*.
For budding detectives aged 8 – 12 years old.

A Chat with Mason Cross
Summerlee Reigart Suite
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Tickets £3
Scottish crime author Mason Cross will be talking about his latest novel Presumed Dead featuring character Carter Blake.
For age 16+

Storyteller on the Tram
Summerlee Tram
2pm – 3pm – FREE event
Join storyteller Gerry Durkin as he spins a tall tale on the tram.
Suitable for all the family to enjoy.

A Chat with Craig Robertson
Summerlee Reigart Suite
3.30pm – 4.30pm – Tickets £3
Join Scottish crime author Craig Robertson as he discusses his latest novel in the Narey and Winter series – The Photographer.
For age 16+

Also Watch Out For
As well the fantastic list of events featured above, you can also expect a library book sale, face painting, digital library services assistance such as eBook help and a photobooth. Also on site will be 2 mobile libraries where you can join the library and even take out your first loan. There will also be a chance to find out more about Macmillan in Lanarkshire and the services they provide.


Tickets for all events are available at Coatbridge Library. Places can be booked in person at Coatbridge Library, on the phone at 01236 856444 or by email at coatbridgelibrary@culturenl.co.uk. As payment cannot be taken over the phone or via email, these tickets are reserved for 5 working days and must be collected and paid for before the end of this period. Tickets can also be purchased in all of our libraries and collected either in Coatbridge Library before the event date or at the event on the date of the event. We’d love you to share your experiences with us online on Twitter too using #LibrariesBigDayOut on the day.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Libraries Big Day Out are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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