Craigmillar Book Festival

Craigmillar Book Festival

for children and young people


Festival dates: 7th – 17th of November 2018

The Craigmillar Book Festival is an annual event that takes place in nurseries, schools, Craigmillar Library and other public spaces around Craigmillar. The Craigmillar Book Festival aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. We foster and support a lifelong love of reading, writing and sharing stories to help establish and strengthen these essential life skills.


The Book Festival is brought to you by The Craigmillar Literacy Trust and operated through our Creating and Learning Together project which works with children, young people and families aged 4+, building upon the strength of our long established ‘Books For Babies’ programme. This cross-generational learning project delivers stimulating and fun informal learning opportunities that will increase enthusiasm for ‘reading for pleasure’ and strengthen literacy practices in everyday lives.


Creating and Learning Together is managed directly by an active and hands on board of directors, which includes several library, festival and literacy professionals. The project is organised and delivered by a dedicated member of staff, the Literacy Programmes Coordinator (LPC).


The 2018 Book Festival will take place from 7th – 17th of November 2018. Full details of the programme, including authors, themes and events will be available here from early October 2018.