The library provides support for parents and carers through events and activities for children and families, specialised resource collections, and a place to interact with other parents and carers.
All of our libraries have a Parent & Carer collection within the junior library. The collection has a wide range of books to guide you and your family through pregnancy, the terrible twos and dealing with teenagers.
These recommended books are available for loan from Bishopbriggs and Bearsden Libraries to assist those supporting children and young people through difficult circumstance such as bereavement, parental divorce and separation.
It is recommended that an adult reads the book on their own first to ensure it is appropriate for the child's needs.
TalkingTogether Book Collection for Parents/Carers
Launched in September 2012, the TalkingTogether book collection has proved very popular across East Dunbartonshire. Collections are located in William Patrick, Bearsden Library, Bishopbriggs and Lennoxtown Libraries on special display stands.
The collection aims to support local parents and carers in talking to their children about topics such as puberty, growing up, sexual health and relationships. The books are suitable for children aged pre-five to teenagers but we recommend that the adult always read the book before sharing it with the child.