Category Archives: Animals

Teddy Bear Sleepover

The bears had a brilliant time at our sleepover last night! We live tweeted the bears antics all night long but if you missed them on twitter you can see all of our photos in our Teddy Bear Sleepover album … Continue reading

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Book your Bear in for a Library Sleepover

On Wednesday 19th June we’re hosting our first teddy bears sleepover. UPDATE: Find out how the bears got on on our blog here!   Just to warn you the bears probably won’t stay asleep in bed. Bears tend to get up … Continue reading

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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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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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The Croods Competition

It’s the film everyone’s talking about, the makers of Shrek bring you a crazy caveman adventure ‘The Croods’. Here in the library we’ve gone Croods crazy too with books, posters, giant banners and an Easter competition. YOU can win this … Continue reading

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The Easter Bookbug

This is the Easter Bookbug: The Easter Bookbug loves spring time: He’s going to hide eggs all around the library ready for you to find, right after our Easter Bookbug sing-along session. He’s so excited he’s practicing hiding his eggs already: … Continue reading

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World Book Day Animal Magic

Happy World Book Day! Join us today from 4pm for our ‘animal magic’ themed family storytelling event. Here’s Katie getting ready in the children’s area: And who’s this in the book? It’s actually a worm (well it’s my hand but … Continue reading

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