Junior Library Corner

The clocks have changed now and although it meant we got an extra hour in bed it also means that the nights get dark a lot earlier.

This is always a great time of the year to catch up with reading and at Brechin Library there are plenty of books to keep you going over the winter months.

Storytime: The library had a special storytime on November 1, led by Syliva Main, literacy development officer.

Sylvia is going round all the Angus libraries to read the newly-published book Monstersaurus by Claire Freedman.

The children had lots of fun during the session.

Storytime for the under-fives takes place every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 10.30 am .

Bookbug Rhymetime

On Tuesday, November 15 the library is staging a special Bookbug Rhymetime to celebrate the author Julia Donaldson.

Julia’s book “A Squash and a Squeeze” will be read, with the children using puppets to help tell the story.

Bookbug Rhymetime takes place every Tuesday morning during the school term from 11am – 11.30am and is suitable for all children from birth to 5.

“We sing songs and rhymes, play musical instruments and have fun with puppets,” explains a library spokesperson. Why not pop along, join in and make new friends?”

A Right Wee Blether:

After the normal Bookbug session on October 18 the children stayed on with their parents to take part in A Right Wee Blether.

This event was to find out from two five year olds what makes them smile, who is special to them and what they would like to change and was enjoyed by all who took part.

Book Buddy:

This month sees the library joining up with Maisondieu and Andover School primary one and nursery pupils and the book being befriended is “A Squash and A Squeeze” by Julia Donaldson.

Arlene has been working really hard on a fantastic Gruffalo display and the library will have lots of Julia Donaldson books for children to borrow.

“We are looking forward to visits from you all and hope to come to see you at your schools to see everything you will have been doing,” explains a library spokesperson.

“Remember, if you like the book, let all your friends know so they can read it too.”


Last month members read a selection of books by Kaye Umansky.

Everyone enjoyed the book that they had read and, after discussing it, Arlene showed them Kaye’s list of her twenty best and worst things.

The group then made up their own list.

For November the group members are reading either “The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World” or “The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth” both by Eoin Colfer.

Chatterbooks is held once a month on a Tuesday from 4 pm to 5 pm.

If you would like to join the group speak to a member of staff.