Do you wear an NHS hearing aid? Come along to the free drop in clinics at your local library

January 17, 2017

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Learn about the different services available. Find out how to care for your hearing aid, pick up batteries and get tubing changed at Action on Hearing Loss drop-in clinics in our libraries.  For more details about these events contact Donna McSwiggan Tel: 01563 539900 / 07429 199617.

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Ayr KA7 4QQ
Tel: 01292 442395

Thursday 26 January 2017,  10am -12noon
Thursday 23 February 2017, 10am -12noon
Thursday 23 March 2017, 10am – 12noon

Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Crescent, Ayr KA7 3EN
Tel: 01292 265591

Thursday 9 February 2017, 10am -12noon

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE
Tel: 01465 712813

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 10am – 12noon

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB
Tel: 01655 883044

Thursday 16 February 2017, 10am – 12noon

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ
Tel: 01292 476769

Monday 20 February 2017, 10am – 12noon
Monday 20 March 2017, 10am – 12noon

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF
Tel: 01292 315352

Tuesday 7 February 2017, 2pm -4pm
Tuesday 7 March 2017, 2pm – 4pm

Forehill Library’s got a new Sewing Club

January 12, 2017

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Meet new friends and learn new skills at Forehill Library’s Sewing Club. The club meets every Monday from 2pm-3pm and teaches sewing, fabric and textiles, how to use a sewing machine and design skills.

To find out more, visit the library or telephone 01292 265 591.

Bessie the PlayTalkRead Bus is coming to South Ayrshire!

January 9, 2017

** Unfortunately the PlayTalkRead bus visit to South Ayrshire has been cancelled **

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Bessie the PlayTalkRead bus is coming to South Ayrshire and is dropping in for a visit at Troon, Girvan and Tarbolton libraries. Come along and join in the fun and bring your little ones along for free songs, stories and play sessions.

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF
Monday 16 January 2017, 2pm – 4pm

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE
Wednesday 18 January 2017, 2pm – 4pm

Tarbolton Library, 54 Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QB
Friday 20 January 2017, 2pm – 4pm

There is no need to book these sessions unless you would like to bring along a group. To make enquiries about group sessions please contact 0131 664 2308.

Healing Touch Talk and Demonstration at Girvan Library

January 5, 2017

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Tuesday 17 January, 2017 at 2.30pm

Come along to Girvan Library to discover more about Reiki and the techniques used. Anne Meredith, a retired nurse, registered to practice in Reiki / Healing touch within hospitals and hospices will be sharing her expertise during this informative talk and demonstration.

Free event, no need to book.
Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE Tel: 01465 712813

The Afternoon Film Club at Girvan Library

January 4, 2017

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Monday 9 January 2017 at 2.30pm

Join us for a movie at Girvan Library’s afternoon film club. The club runs monthly on the first Monday of each month.To book your FREE place visit Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712 813.

Have you asked Santa to bring you an eBook reader or tablet this Christmas?

December 21, 2016

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If you’re lucky enough for Santa to bring you a shiny new eBook reader or tablet for Christmas, don’t forget to load it up with lots of FREE eBooks, graphic novels, comics, magazines and newspapers from your library.

eBooks

Check out the latest crime thriller or romance novel wherever you are and never have to worry about returning it. We have a great selection of titles available for children and adults in eBook and Audio book format. You could be reading your next book in minutes.

To browse the selection of titles we have available visit our eRead website.

For instructions on how to borrow eBooks and Audio books, or if you would like to check if your device is compatible, visit OverDrive’s easy to follow help guide.

See Book, Read Book

If Santa doesn’t bring you a new eBook reader or tablet, don’t despair! You can still enjoy our eRead service on any device that has a modern day web browser. Find out more information and help about using this new browser-based eBook reader.

Magazines and Newspapers

We also have full digital copies of all your favourite magazines and newspapers just a click away. Download as many magazines as you wish, and choose from over 2000 newspapers, with no returns!

View online or download and read on your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone even when the library is closed!

To enjoy free newspapers, sign up for our magazine service, and for help getting started visit our Magazines and Newspapers websites.

Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library members on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Read titles through the iOS Mobile App for iPad or iPhone.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

Remember these services are only available for library members, so if you’re not a member yet find out how to join.

Libraries Christmas and New Year Closure

December 19, 2016

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Alloway, Forehill and Maybole libraries will close at their usual time on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Ballantrae, Mossblown, Symington and Tarbolton libraries will close at their usual time on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-open on Thursday 5 January 2017.

Carnegie, Girvan, Prestwick and Troon libraries will close on Saturday 24 December at 2pm and re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Online Library Catalogue – If you need to renew library items you can do so on our online catalogue – Please note:  your library card number and PIN will be required.

Available online – eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Newspapers, Comics and Graphic Novels – Even when our libraries are closed you will still find plenty to read on our eReading section of the library website.

Christmas Storytime at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

December 8, 2016

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Wednesday 21 December, 4pm – 4.30pm

Join us for some Christmas stories at Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Free event suitable for ages 4-8years. There is no need to book, just come along.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Bookbug’s Christmas Rhyme and Craft Session

December 7, 2016

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Saturday 10 December, 11am – 12noon

Join us for a special Bookbug session filled with Christmas rhymes and songs, followed by some fun festive crafts suitable for little fingers. Free event, suitable for birth to 4 years. There is no need to book, just come along.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Children’s Christmas Craft Events

December 6, 2016

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Join us for some festive crafts in our libraries this Christmas.

Drop-in crafts are available after school in the week beginning 19 December at Mossblown and Tarbolton libraries. Suitable for ages 5-11 years.
Mossblown Library, Annbank Road, Mossblown KA6 5BH
Tel: 01292 520792
Tarbolton Library, 54 Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QB
Tel: 01292 541211

Wednesday 7 December, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Tuesday 13 December, 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **booking required**
Forehill Library, 31 Mount Oliphant Cres, Ayr KA7 3EN
Tel: 01292 265591

Thursday 8 December, 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Thursday 15 December, 3.15pm – 4.15pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **booking required**
Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ
Tel: 01563 830066

Saturday 10 December, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **booking required**
Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE
Tel: 01465 712813

Monday 12 December, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Monday 19 December, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **booking required**
Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB
Tel: 01655 883044

Tuesday 13 December, 10.15am – 11am for under 5 years
Wednesday 14 December, 3pm – 3.45pm for 5-11 years
Free event, **booking required**
Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Ayr KA7 4QQ
Tel: 01292 442395

Thursday 15 December, 4pm – 5pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **no need to book**
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB
Tel: 01292 286385

Thursday 15 December, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Free event, suitable for ages 5-11 years **no need to book**
Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF
Tel: 01292 315352

Friday 16 December, 10.30am for under 5 years
Friday 16 December, 3.30pm for 5-11 years
Free event, **booking required**
Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ
Tel: 01292 476769