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Mythical Maze with a Leith Twist

If you felt the artwork had an extra special feel this year, you would be right. After the Tesco sponsored launch of last year’s summer programme we were approached again by the Reading Agency to involve some of our young … Continue reading

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Christmas Fayre at Leith Library Hub

Wednesday was Stir Pudding Day, the day when you would traditionally put together your dried fruit, suet, and nuts for the Christmas pudding and feed it regularly with liquid until the big day. If you haven’t done it yet then … Continue reading

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Time Flies When You Are Having Fun

A year ago we were approached by Emily Dodd, to see if we could support her application to be a Reader in Residence in Leith Library.  The Scottish Book Trust (SBT) was planning to appoint five Readers in Residence to work with … Continue reading

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Making Connections at Library Conferences

I’m off to Dundee to lead a reader development session at the Chartered Institute of Library Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) conference tomorrow. I’ll be telling people about what we’ve been doing here in Leith Library since my residency started. My presentation … Continue reading

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Computer Classes at Leith Library

Every Friday morning Diane runs the Learn IT course here in the library. Each course has six places and runs for six consecutive weeks. We asked Diane a bit more about what happens and how it works. Watch the video on … Continue reading

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Noise in the Library

Something strange is happening in the Library, look behind the bookshelf: Who are these muscly visitors?: And what are those strange sounds coming from the children’s corner? Listen to the building work on soundcloud here.  Leith Library is 80 years old, … Continue reading

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Leith Library Book Group

Meet the Leith Library Book Group: They’re holding their January Scottish Fiction lucky dip titles. Normally they all read the same book and they meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6.45pm – 7.45pm at Leith Library. What … Continue reading

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Links, Stats and Thanks

It’s been 3 months since this blog started and 30 posts later we’re delighted to say it’s been read by 3,500 people just like you. We wanted to say thank you. Thank you for connecting with us and helping to … Continue reading

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Snow in Leith Library

There is a yellow warning for snow in Edinburgh. I don’t know about you but yellow snow makes me think of one thing (and it’s not pleasant). Here in the library we have seven *snow shovels and a little snow already. The … Continue reading

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