Monthly Archives: April 2013

Treasure, Books and a Parrot

Ahoy there land lovers! Well done to the pirates of Leith who solved the clues online to find our secret pirate location for World Book Night. We were waiting on the Leith Agency barge with copies of Treasure Island, prizes … Continue reading

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Pirates of Leith are Go

Arr, me hearties! It’s time to solve the clues and get hunting for World Book Night. For the first bit you don’t have to go anywhere, just use www.ourtownstories.co.uk to solve each clue and discover our secret pirate postcode. Here’s how to … Continue reading

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Pirate Treasure Hunt for World Book Night

UPDATE: The treasure hunt has started, solve the clues here! We’ve borrowed a pirate parrot (Bongo the giant golden macaw): We’ve got pirate hats and hooks: We’ve got a secret pirate location in Leith! We’ve got treasure: Tuesday 23rd of April … Continue reading

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The Croods Competition Winners

We had over twenty entires into ‘The Croods’ animal mashup drawing competition and it’s finally time to announce the winner. Massive congratulations to Zak Lang, age 8 for his wonderful winning entries: The judge was illustrator Rachel Everitt. Rachel ran an … Continue reading

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Clothes Swap, Cake and Stories Party

We’re having a clothes swap party on Saturday 27th April from 2pm – 4pm and we’d love it if you joined us. The idea is you bring clothes that don’t fit or clothes you don’t really wear. They’re nice clothes … Continue reading

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What are Teenagers Reading?

Last week I emailed five teenagers to tell them they had been successful in securing a place on our Leith Library podcast workshops. They’ll be attending four workshops, interviewing authors and making at least one podcast about the young adult … Continue reading

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Goodbye Katie Swann!

On Friday we said goodbye to our brilliant team leader Katie Swann. Katie was the boss of the library. Here she is with a giant book: She’s become a Neighbourhood Partnership Officer on a 1 year secondment, that means she’s … Continue reading

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Animal Mashups at Leith Library

We’re running a competition for the Easter holidays inspired by the film ‘The Croods’. It’s for primary school children and the idea is simple, pick two animals and draw a mashup of the two. For example Katie (above) drew a … Continue reading

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