Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Reading Group

A reminder that the Reading Group will be meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday 23rd February at 7pm, to discuss An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks. There will be tea and coffee and lovely folk who like a good natter about books - come and join us!

Love your library

Following our last post encouraging you all to show your local library how much you love it we have discovered the Love Scottish Libraries website which we thought you might be interested in. The site has been created as part of  a campaign co-ordinated by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS) "to allow the Scottish people to make their voices heard about the future of the country’s library services". The site has a guestbook where you can leave a comment about why you love libraries and a chance to sign an online petition in support of library services.

So while Saint Valentine's Day  has passed us by without a single card, rose, or chocolate (not even a packet of Love Hearts) it's not too late to show us how much you care.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Still Here

It got a bit windy the other night (122mph gusts - apparently that counts as a hurricane ) so we were a little nervous as to what we would find when we came into work the next day. Thankfully, other than a peedie pile of what looks like bits of ridge tile on the pavement, the library has come through unscathed.

Unhappily this cannot be said of many other libraries across the country, which face massive cuts and closure due to the current economic climate. Today is Save Our Libraries Day  and across the country folk are supporting the campaign by taking part in read-ins, mass borrowings and storytelling events.

Phil Bradley has created a great collection of retro posters to support the campaign, based on war-time information posters, including the one above. Here are some more of our favourites

All libraries improve with use so make sure you visit your local branch regularly and spread the word.