Show your library love on Libraries Day

Brechin Library
Brechin Library

Brechin Library is calling on locals to show their love for their library on February 8 - National Libraries Day.

Katy Hardie, a senior library assistant at the Brechin library highlighted what was on offer to locals.

She said: “If you are looking for tips on how to get 2014 off to a healthy start Brechin Library has a large range of diet, cookery and fitness books to inspire you to get motivated.

“If you are interested in joining a reading group Brechin Library hosts two adult groups. One meets on a Wednesday afternoon and the other on a Monday evening. The titles being read in February are ‘Before I go to Sleep’ by S J Wilson and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque.

“We also host an adult writers group every second Monday evening at 5.45 p.m.”

This library also has a host of things to appeal to younger readers. January saw the launch of a new reading challenge - Rocket Through Reading.

The mission is to read six books of different genres between January 13, and April 21. The genres include adventure, science fiction, humour, fantasy, scary and one of your own choice. Everyone who completes all six genres will receive a certificate and will be entered into a prize draw. There is still time to come along to the library and sign up for the mission.

On Saturday mornings between 10.30 an 11.30 a.m., the library holds a drop-in story time and craft session for children aged between five and seven.

Katy added: “For even younger children we have a baby and toddler Bookbug Rhyme Time session every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.”

The library have also announced a fine amnesty for overdue books across Angus from February 8 to March 8, that is set to benefit a local charity. Katy explained: “Present your overdue books at any library in Angus and have your overdue charges waived in exchange for a donation of food for the Angus Foodbank. Already returned your books but have outstanding overdue charges? Have these fees waived in 
exchange for a donation of food!”

For all enquiries please contact any member of staff on 01356 622687.