Full steam ahead a Symington Library

October 6, 2015

There were lots of eager helpers who arrived ‘on time’ at Symington Railway Station to help construct the track for the first train to leave at Platform 1. After getting equipped with the necessary uniform; skip hat and flag and, most importantly, a quick visit to the Buffet Car for refreshments everyone was ready to listen to the adventures of Duffy the train driver in The Runaway Train by Benedict Blathwayt before building three lines to the Seaside, the Fair and the Zoo. When the whistle blew all three trains pulled out of the station and everyone went home happy!

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar

September 30, 2015

Our Bookbug toddlers couldn’t wait to join Ralfy on his book burgling spree.  They made their masks and raided the library looking for their favourite books.  Ralph even managed to nab a copy of Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar.  Hold on though…  there’s no need to steal a book.  You can borrow books for free when you join the library.  So sign up for free books next time you’re in town.

A busy week at Girvan Library

September 29, 2015

Girvan Library had a very busy week with visits from Girvan Primary and Sacred Heart Primary to explore the Next of Kin handling kit. The children enjoyed looking through the WW1 memorabilia, and were impressed by Alanis McWilliam who was happy to show her knitting skills as she added to the commemorative scarf.

The library also held a successful drop-in coffee afternoon last Thursday. Members of the public were invited to look through the Next of Kin kit, and browse the photographic display of Girvan in days gone by. While enjoying the afternoon, library member Isobel Wilson also took the time to add to the memory scarf by knitting a couple of rows.

Marr Educational Trust celebrates 27 years of partnership with South Ayrshire Council

September 25, 2015
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Pictured in the group picture are past and present members of staff at the Centre, plus Marr Trust Trustees and Troon Councillors.

The Marr Educational Resources Centre celebrated its 27th Anniversary this week by holding a small reception. The Centre which opened on the 19th September 1988 is funded by the C K Marr Educational Trust and is administered by South Ayrshire Council.

The Centre provides public access to a number of resources for the people of troon, including ECDL, Internet, wifi, printing facilities and a DVD lending library.

The Marr Educational Resources Centre is located at the rear of Troon Library and operates the same opening hours. All ages are welcome.



Troon Primary 7 explore the Next of Kin handling kit

September 23, 2015

Troon Primary 7 came along for a visit to Troon Library to explore the contents of the Next of Kin handling kit. The children were fascinated by the exhibits and particularly enjoyed the viewfinder and old photographs. Before returning to school the class also took part in a debate on the reasons for enlisting during WW1.

The Next of Kin handling kit features keepsakes treasured by families as a way of remembering loved ones lost on the fighting fronts, including letters and postcards sent home, medals sent by the government to next of kin and unique artefacts collected by troops as souvenirs.

The Next of Kin exhibition will be on display at Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr until 28 September 2015.  Entry is free.

Bike Maintenance safety afternoon at Alloway Library

September 21, 2015


Come along to the library for a free bike safety check by South Ayrshire Community Safety.  Brakes, tyres and any small adjustments will be made at the time, anything else, and a note of recommneded repairs will be provided for the owner to take their bike to a bike shop to get it fixed.

Tuesday 13 October 2015 from 2pm – 4pm

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

Forehill Library Knit and Natter Group

September 17, 2015


Forehill Library Knit and Natter group have been busy making some cosy blankets and cardigans for the Children in Distress charity.

If you enjoy knitting and nattering then come along and join the group. They meet up every Thursday between 2 – 4pm at Forehill Library. If you are interested please phone 01292 2665591.

ZOOLAB presents ‘Jeepers Creatures’

September 16, 2015


At Carnegie Library, Ayr and Prestwick Library on
Tuesday 13 October 2015

Suitable for ages 4-11 years.
Workshops are FREE, but booking is essential.

Please book at the library where the workshop is taking place.

Ayr’s Carnegie Library, 11am – 12noon Tel: 01292 286385
Prestwick Library, 1.30pm – 2.30pm Tel: 01292 01292 476769

Kids Knit at Maybole Library

September 14, 2015


Do your children love to knit or would they like to learn how to? Join us at our knitting group for children at Maybole Library. Suitable for ages 7+. Parents and carers welcome.

Every Thursday 3pm – 4.30pm

If you are interested please contact Maybole Library Telephone: 01655 883044

Sand Art Workshops in our libraries

September 14, 2015


Come along and try creative sand art and be prepared to make beautiful vibrant pictures from coloured sand.

Sessions are for children aged five and above. The workshops are free, but booking is essential. 

Please book at the library holding the workshop.

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr 
Tel: 01292 286385

Saturday 26 September 2015
Workshop 1: 2pm – 2.45pm
Workshop 2: 2.45pm – 3.30pm

Friday 16 October 2015
Workshop 1: 10.30am – 11.15am
Workshop 2: 11.15am – 12 noon

Alloway Library, 1 Doonholm Road, Ayr KA7 4QQ 
Tel: 01292 442395 
Thursday 15 October 2015
Workshop 1: 10.30am – 11.15am
Workshop 2: 11.15am – 12noon

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE
Tel: 01465 712813
Saturday 24 October 2015
Workshop 1: 11am – 11.45am
Workshop 2: 11.45am – 12.30pm

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ
Tel: 01292 476769
Saturday 21 November 2015
Workshop 1: 11am -11.45am
Workshop 2: 11.45am – 12.30pm

Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF
Tel: 01292 315352
Saturday 5 December 2015
Workshop 1: 11.00am -11.45am
Workshop 2: 11.45am -12.30am


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