Bedtime Stories

This August, Sighthill Library has the privilege of hosting the Bedtime Stories Quilt, on loan from the Museum of Childhood.

The quilt was part of a Bedtime Stories exhibition and was created by 60 adults and children from all over the UK. The patchwork features familiar story-time favourites alongside squares inspired by personal memories. More information on the quilt can be found on the Museum’s blog and you can find out more about the Museum of Childhood on their website.

The quilt is on display alongside some of the stories that inspired it, so come along and have a look, before it goes on tour to other libraries in the city including Stockbridge, Fountainbridge, Wester Hailes, Newington and Balgreen.




A childhood dreamland

The staircase exhibition in Central Library for April is Idyllic Garden in Mind: Childhood Dreamland which uses illustrations from Kate Greenaway’s children’s books. The exhibition was created by Lin Fan, an Art History master’s degree student at the University of Edinburgh.

Fan has selected some beautiful Kate Greenaway books as well as some lovely winners of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library’s collections. Last month, she also held a Garden Book Family Craft Workshop inspired by Kate Greenway’s illustrations and some of the books created by the children will be on display too.

Browse the ‘childhood dreamland’ in the Central Library staircase and foyer display areas from 3 – 28 April 2017.


Skint knees and runny noses

An unmissable opportunity to view a vibrant selection of books, cds and dvds on the theme of childhood.

Central Library presents old favourites such as Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz alongside freshly minted classics such as Harry Potter and The Gruffalo.

Discover the poems and rhymes of Alligator Raggedy-Mouth; the sound of Happy Feet, and the Art of Maurice Sendak, creator of the wonderful Where the wild things are.

Running concurrently is a display of twelve images of childhood. More images are available at Capital Collections.

Edinburgh Central Library, free, until 31 March.