This coming Saturday people all over Britain will be holding events to mark National Libraries Day – and here in Edinburgh we’re no different. Here are just some of the highlights:
Leith Library will be going back in time to 1932 – the year the library opened. See how things have changed – and how some things haven’t!
At Craigmillar we’ll be looking backwards and forwards. We’ll have a video diary camera to record your memories of the current library and we’ll be asking what you would like to see in the new Craigmillar library.
Elsewhere Piershill and Currie Libraries will erect ‘why I love libraries’ walls and on the day before National Libraries Day visitors to Oxgangs Library will be able to take a tour behind the scenes of the mobile library service.
There are more tours, this time at Central Library, at 10.30 and 11.30 on the 4th, and Saturday’s 11am storytime in the Central Children’s Library will be performed by the brilliant Lari Don, author of ‘Rocking horse war’, ‘The big bottom hunt’ and ‘First aid for fairies and other fabled beasts’.
Live guitar and fiddle music is the order of the day at Morningside Library, where you can also be shown round the recently refurbished building.
And there’s more, lots more. Contact your local library to find out what’s happening.
Why are we doing all this? Well, we think National Libraries Day is a great opportunity to spread the word about libraries. We realise that many readers of this blog are passionate supporters of libraries and we’d love it if you took this opportunity to introduce a friend or relative to the library and show them what they’ve been missing.
Don’t keep quiet – spread the word about libraries!