Welcome to Craigmillar Book Festival 2019 for families and children!

6th – 16th of November 2019


The Craigmillar Book Festival is ten days of talks, performances and workshops that takes place in schools, nurseries, Craigmillar Library and other public spaces around the greater Craigmillar area. The programme for Craigmillar Book Festival 2019 will be revealed in September 2019.


The Craigmillar Book Festival aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. We encourage and support a lifelong love of reading, writing and sharing stories to help establish and strengthen these essential life skills.


The school programme will be published at the end of August 2019 and distributed to all the schools in the Craigmillar cluster.


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Our Family Days will take place in Craigmillar Library 9th and 16th of November 2019. As part of the Family Days you are invited to join us on a trail of exiting activities. There will be creative workshops, you can meet some awesome authors, catch a show, enjoy storytelling, relax in our picnic area, hone your comic drawing skills, hear some exiting stories, try some art activities, immerse yourself in books, partake in competitions and writing workshops. The small and intimate scale of our events means it’s easy to meet authors, illustrators and experts. The family day offers plenty of free events that are enjoyable for children and adults alike!