Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reading Recommendations from Primary One

It’s Book Week Scotland and we’ve been all over Leith to ask people what they like reading. Yesterday we went to Leith Victoria Primary School to speak to the children in primary one (5 year olds): Watch the video on … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland Leith: Day 3 Highlights

We visited Alien Rock Climbing Wall, Mecca Bingo, Stein’s Garage, The Haven Cafe and Leith Victoria Swim Centre to give people free ‘My Favourite Place‘ books and ask people what they love reading. We also caught up with our Library Link Group … Continue reading

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Leith Library Knit Scotland

This is the Leith Library Knitting Group: They meet every Wednesday night at 6.30pm and last night we challenged them to knit their own Scotland: The challenge is part of a whole host of events we’re doing to celebrate Book … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland Leith: Day 2 Highlights

We visited Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and Sofi’s Bar Leith to ask people what they love reading. We gave out free ‘My Favourite Place‘ Books and  flyers for our Memories of Leith event this Saturday. Here’s Steven the librarian all ready to … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland Leith: Day 1 Highlights

Yesterday we visited the Kirkgate Shopping Centre, the Cats Protection League, Kirkgate Barbers and a church to ask the people of Leith what they love reading. We gave out free ‘My Favourite Place‘ Books and  flyers for our Memories of Leith … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland Leith

It starts today! It’s the first national celebration of reading in Scotland and we’re celebrating here in Leith Library with a whole host of exciting events. We’re be leaving the library too, we’re coming to talk to you! We’ll be … Continue reading

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Leith 1907: Millie Gray

This is Millie Gray: Millie had her first book published four years ago and has written one a year since then. Now at 77 she’s a best selling author. She says you’re never too old to start writing! Millie told me … Continue reading

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We’re on Twitter

Just a quick blog to let you know @LeithLibrary is now on twitter. We loved this illustration of Leith Library by Edinburgh Sketcher: So we’ve made it our twitter avatar (big thanks to Edinburgh Sketcher). We’ve launched our twitter in 2012, the same … Continue reading

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Pirates in Leith

Bookbug is dressed as a pirate: Helen and Pirate Bookbug spent this week visiting Leith nurseries, arrr they have. They’ve been singing pirate songs and giving pirate packs full of books to every three-year old they’ve met on their Leith … Continue reading

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The League of Extraordinary Book Lovers

We’re looking forward to Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Book Week Scotland from 26th November – 2nd December 2012. I’ll be out and about in Leith all week giving away free books and asking people “What is your favourite book?” If you … Continue reading

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