Record breaking summer for Library

Brechin’s young library members have been taking part in record breaking activities during the summer holidays.

Thanks to the members, the library has been able to build the biggest Totem Pole in Brechin and made the longest bookworm too. Both are on display in the children’s library.

Members have also been growing their own plants. Arlene Henderson, senior library assistant, explained: “When the first of our Record Breakers joined up to take part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge they planted a seed of their choice, kindly donated by one of our lovely members, and we waited to see who’s seed would be first through the earth, who’s would have the first leaf to form and who would have the tallest and the most leaves.

“With the beginning of the month having that very warm weekend the seeds were soon bursting through and we soon had a mini jungle on the desk! But this did prove to be great fun though and the children were keeping a keen eye on the seeds to see if theirs was a record breaker.”

So far, Brechin Library has had over 60 children join in various challenge this summer, and between them they have read over 370 - an impressive amount given the challenge does not finish until August 17.

The library is also hoping to start up a brand new Chatterbooks group at the library for children aged around eight to 10 years, – so if you know anyone who would be interested then please contact Brechin library.

Arlene also highlighted the new digital magazine service on offer - Zinio. She said: “Zinio is proving to be very popular and has had 407 titles issued in July alone.

“The magazines can be accessed from the library website and read online or downloaded. If you have a mobile device then you can use the Zinio App which will enhance your reading experience. All magazines are available for unlimited access and you only need a library card to access all your favourite titles. So really there’s nothing stopping you.”