Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fruit and Veg at Leith Library

You can pick up fruit and vegetables from libraries in Leith every Friday morning. The Leith Food Folk are running affordable grocery stalls here in Leith Library and at Leith McDonald Road Library until Christmas. Read more about it in … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland

Yesterday I went along to see Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announce more than 350 free events planned for Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Book Week Scotland. Highlights include a national reading hour on St Andrew’s day, author events and a League … Continue reading

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Halloween Sing Along with Bookbug

This morning leith library welcomed ghosts, witches and pumpkins for a spooky sing along at the halloween Bookbug Session. The ghosts on the bus go woo, woo wooooooooo! Here’s Bookbug getting ready, he’s having a little help with putting on … Continue reading

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Scottish Folk Tales and Tales from Scottish Folk

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival begins this evening. It runs from Friday 19th – Sunday 28th October and this years theme is folk tales. You can read all about the festival and get tickets on the Scottish Storytelling Centre Website. Just … Continue reading

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Hello Bookbug!

Every week Leith Library welcomes over 40 babies and their grown ups for a brilliant rhyme time sing-a-long, the Bookbug Session. This is the Bookbug Project Worker Helen with the little yellow Bookbug: Bookbug is the size of a baby … Continue reading

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What Makes Good Customer Service?

Last week was National Customer Service week so we put our JET placement student, Stuart to work to ask ten Leith Library customers: What makes good customer service? Here are his results: Friendly / smiles 6 mentions: Friendly Friendy welcome … Continue reading

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Do you need a lift to Leith Library?

Happy birthday Library Link! For twenty years Library Link has been collecting people who find it difficult to get to the library due to age, disability or ill health. The Library Link bus runs once a week and the Link group … Continue reading

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Why is Reading so Important?

Yesterday I was part of the social media team covering the launch of the National Parenting Strategy for Scotland. I filmed the Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell during a photo shoot on the Play Talk Read bus. Play Talk … Continue reading

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Are Stories The Solution for Scotland’s Children?

How can we make Scotland the best place in the world to bring up children? There’s been a lively debate about this question in the build up to the lunch of the National Parenting Strategy at the Parenting Across Scotland … Continue reading

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