Library Corner

It’s already February and, with the nights are starting to get lighter, here is what is in store for you at Brechin Library.

For the under-fives the library’s weekly Bookbug sessions have started.

Remember to pop along from 11 am to 11.30 am to sing rhymes, play musical instruments, listen to stories and, most of all, have fun.

Story Time for the under-fives also takes place every Tuesday from 10 am to 10.30 am where you can hear stories old and new.

Now for a wee bit of information for the benefit of adults.

The library has colour coded its four browser boxes, red, blue, green and yellow, and all its picture books have been labelled with the colour of the box that they belong to as well as the first initial of the author’s surname.

This is to help not only the staff to put the books away correctly but will also enable children to quickly learn where each book lives using colour recognition and, eventually, by recognising the letter.

“We are also about to introduce a new section for the under-fives,” explains a livbrary spokesperson.

“This will be a collection of books, a mixture of stories and facts, on subjects such as the environment, family, divorce, bereavement and other subjects that your child may ask about and is aimed a helping you answer their questions.

“Our Chatterbooks group will tell you that they made calendars to remind them when the group meets throughout the year and also self-portraits for their Rogues Gallery.

“Everyone (including staff) took a Lemony Snicket book home with them to read for next month when we will discuss the books using our Chattering Keys.

“There are three keys based on Keys for Literacy used in schools and each one focuses on a particular aspect of the book – favourite scene, like/dislike/why and favourite character.

“Quite a few of you seem to be enjoying Erin Hunter’s Warriors series at the moment.

“The books are about the adventures of four clans of wildcats - ThunderClan, WindClan, ShadowClan and RiverClan. The books can be borrowed from Angus Libraries.

“On Friday, February 18, at 11 am we are lucky enough to have Sylvia Troon coming into the library to tell stories.

“There will also be puppets, music, songs and rhymes.

“The session is free and will be suitable for all primary aged children.

“As it is your long weekend holiday from school, we hope to see you all here to enjoy what should be a great morning.”