Brechin’s busy library

Brechin Library has been busy recently preparing for the school summer holidays and for a new initiative aimed at people with cancer.

Children in Brechin are being invited to get involved in a summer reading challenge that should take them right through the summer holidays.

And in the meantime the library have announced the launch of a new collection of books for cancer sufferers and their families.

Senior library assistant at Brechin Library, Katy Hardie said they were currently preparing for the big reading challenge issued by local libraries, The Reading Agency and Tesco.

“The summer reading challenge is a fun way to encourage children to read throughout the long summer break,” she said.

She added that this year’s theme was the Mythical Maze and was aimed at children aged four to 11.

“Children are invited to come along to Brechin Library on June 27 between 2.30 and 4.30 p.m. to sign up for the challenge,” said Katy.

“They will receive a free poster to start them off then each time they read two books they will receive a reward and sticker to fill in the gaps on the poster,” she said.

She added that the challenge was to read six books throughout the school holidays.

“The library will be holding themed events throughout the six weeks of the school holidays,” she continued.

Discussing the new book collection Katy explained it was a special collection of books available to borrow in the library for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.

“This collection has been specially chosen with the help of health care professionals and is displayed under the banner Take Control,” she said.

Katy said another new initiative at Brechin Library was one where library customers could access free e-audiobooks to download on to their device 24 hours a day, seven days a week anywhere in the world.