The boys and girls had a great time at Dundonald Library this week when they visited the library for a Pyjama Storytime. Everyone came along in their jammies, brought their favourite cuddly toy, a torch and a pillow. They had lots of spooky fun when the lights went off! While the children were enjoying stories with Lynn, mums and dads enjoyed a tea or coffee.
- Gone girl by Gillian Flynn
- Love story, with murders by Harry Bingham
- Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Apple tree yard by Louise Doughty
- Serena by Ron Rash
- The evil eye by Joyce Carol Oates
- Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- This charming man by Marian Keyes
- Third degree by Greg Iles
- The pact by Jodi Picoult
- The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Everyone arrived at Symington Hogwarts after receiving their invites via Owl mail. After being sorted into houses by ‘The Sorting Hat’, the new wizards had to find five facts about their house to earn some points.
Next up was a visit to Ollivanders (the wand shop) where everyone made their own wand to win more points. This was followed by a game of Petrified Potters (musical statues to Harry Potter music) where everyone showed off their fancy wand manoeuvres.
It was time for a much-needed break, and the group scoffed jelly filled witch hats, chocolate wands and frog dropping cookies eeewww!
The night finished with a Diagon Alley Treasure Hunt, before final scores were totted up and medals awarded to the winning house (Hufflepuff). There were certificates and chocolate wizard coins for all before checking out some Harry Potter books to read at home.
If you know any children age 8-11 years who would be interested in joining Symington Library’s Chatterbooks group please telephone 01563 830066 or drop-in to the library.
It’s National Libraries Day on Saturday 7th February and we would love to hear exactly what your local library means to you. Better still – why not take a picture next to your favourite bookshelf in the library. You can post them on our Facebook page or to our Twitter account mentioning @salibraries using the hashtags #shelfie and #NLDScot.
If you don’t have a social media account you can always email us firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject heading NLD15, or leave a comment below.
We have FREE author events and craft sessions lined up all next week, but don’t forget about the free services your library provides all year round:
- Audio books
- Bookbug story sessions
- Craft activities
- Computer courses
- Job clubs
- Internet access
- Access to Ancestry and *FindMyPast (*from our local history PCs in Carnegie Library)
So don’t forget to use it, love it and join it! Not a member yet? Find out how to join, you can even register online.
Story sessions for children age 3-7 years at Troon Library
Saturday 7th February, 10.00am and 10.30am
Author Michael J Malone at Carnegie Library
Thursday 12th February at 7pm
FREE, ticketed event tel: 01292 286385
Author Andrew O’Hagan at Carnegie Library
Monday 16th February at 7.30pm
FREE, ticketed event tel: 01292 286385
– FREE events for children age 5-11 years
– Booking essential
Bam! Kapow! Ayr is a safer place after last night’s Chatterbooks. After we read up on super heroes and their powers, we debated which super power we would have and if we would have any special weaponry. More importantly we chose our super hero names and designed our costumes. Then it was time to practice our fighting moves. So watch out there could be a super hero about…
Our Chatterbooks groups catch up once a month at the following libraries -
ALLOWAY LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 442395
Tuesday from 3.10pm – 4.10pm for children in Primary 3
Thursday from 3.10pm – 4.10pm for children in Primary 4 – 7
CARNEGIE LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 286385
Monday from 6pm – 7pm for children aged 8-11 years
COYLTON LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 570867
Tuesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm for children aged 8 – 11 years
SYMINGTON LIBRARY, TEL: 01563 830066
Thursday from 4pm – 5pm for children aged 8 – 11 years
TROON LIBRARY, TEL: 01292 315352
Troon Library have more than one Chatterbooks group, including a dyslexia friendly group. Please contact them for more details on days, dates and times.
Have you decided to get fit, eat healthier or try a new hobby this year? Then why not take a look at some of the books and magazines we have available to help get you started…
- John Bailey’s complete guide to fishing : the fish, the tackle & the techniques
- Cycling Plus magazine is the manual for the modern road cyclist
- The Josie Gibson diet : love food, stay slim
- The only way to stop smoking permanently by Allen Carr
- Portrait photography ; the essential beginner’s guide by Sarah Plater, Hannah Macgregor
- Pastel painting atelier : Essential lessons in techniques, practices, and materials / Ellen Eagle
- May Martin’s sewing bible : 40 years of tips and tricks by May Martin
- Men’s Fitness UK Magazine
- The power of Ashtanga yoga : Developing a practice that will bring you strength, flexibility, and inner peace–includes the complete primary series by Kino MacGregor
- Running made easy : updated edition of the bestselling running book / Susie Whalley, Lisa Jackson; With Zest Magazine
Find more titles like this on our library catalogue.
Borrow a DVD over the festive period from our libraries and keep it until we re-open in Jan for only £1!December 22, 2014
If you borrow a DVD from our any of our libraries over the festive closure, you will get to keep it for a much longer period FOR ONLY £1!
Borrow a title from any of the following libraries on December 23rd and you won’t have to return it until Monday 5th January 2015 -
Ballantrae, Coylton, Dailly, Dundonald, Mossblown, Symington and Tarbolton
Borrow a title from any of these libraries on December 24th and you won’t have to return it until Saturday 3rd Janurary 2015 –
Carnegie, Alloway, Forehill, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon
Great selection of titles available for children and adults, including the latest releases.