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XBOX Kinect nights at Leith Library

This summer, at Leith Library, with inspiration from the young people’s map of Leith, Leith’s Youth Services Network planned a whole programme of activities for young people this summer. With funds from our own Partnership and Information team and Community … Continue reading

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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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Mystery Book Sculpture gifted to Leith Library

It came in a box: It was addressed to us and to our Reader in Residence Emily Dodd (@auntyemily on twitter). We opened it to find this: It’s a mystery book sculpture. There was a quote on the label too, from … 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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Children Should be Seen and Heard

St Mary’s pupils launched the ME + US exhibition here in Leith Library last week: They were one of the ME + US groups across the country who worked with the Children’s Parliament to investigate cultural identity, heritage and sectarianism … Continue reading

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Millie Gray is a massive hit!

Earlier today I had a phone call from local author Millie Gray: Millie had some good news. She called to let us know that last year 20,000 people borrowed her books from UK Libraries. That’s a huge number, the previous year … 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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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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