Bookbug is already in his Pyjamas for his Big Bedtime Story tomorrow

May 18, 2015


Look how cute Bookbug is! He’s so excited about Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story tomorrow he already has his pyjamas on.

It looks like the weather is going to be a bit wet tomorrow, so Bookbug has decided to move all the fun events we have arranged inside. So please don’t be put off coming along if the sun isn’t shining, there will be still be lots of things to do.

Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story – Tue 19 May, 10.30am – 2.30pm

FREE EVENT, suitable for ages 0-4 years

Rozelle House and The Maclaurin Art Gallery,
Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ

Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story at Rozelle

May 12, 2015


Join us to celebrate Bookbug’s 5th birthday.  Drop-in and spend as much time as you like exploring the park, playing games, drawing, making crafts, decorating biscuits, feeding the birds and so much more!

Tuesday 19 May, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Free event, suitable for ages 0-4 years

Rozelle House and The Maclaurin Art Gallery,
Monument Road,
Ayr KA7 4NQ

Libraries Closed for May Public Holiday

April 30, 2015

All South Ayrshire Libraries will be closed on:

Monday 4 May, 2015 and will re-open on Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Libraries being used as Polling Locations for the General Election

The following libraries are being used as polling locations on Thursday 7 May 2015 –

Alloway Library will be closed from Monday 4 May and re-open on Monday 11 May, 2015 

Forehill Library will be closed from 1pm on Wednesday 6 May and re-open at 12pm on Friday 8 May, 2015

Dailly Library will be closed on Monday 4 May and Thursday 7 May, 2015

The extra closure time for Alloway and Forehill is to allow the libraries to be cleared and reassembled, as required by the Electoral body.  All other branch libraries will be open as normal on this date.

Download audiobooks and eBooks from your libraryOnline Catalogue

If you require to renew library items, browse or request a title –  visit our online catalogue.

Enjoy eBooks, audio books, magazines and newspapers even when the library is closed

Even when the library is closed, members can still borrow eBooksAudio books, magazines and newspapers online.

Please note:  your library card number and PIN will be required to use these online services.

Beautiful Butterflies at Prestwick Library Craft Session

April 28, 2015

The children made some beautiful butterfly mobiles at Friday’s craft session in Prestwick Library (some of us were a wee bit shy showing off our designs).

The next free craft club event at Prestwick Library is on Friday 22nd May at 3.30pm

Suitable for ages 5-8 years

Booking essential, as places are limited.

Tel: 01292 01292 476769

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ

2015 Thriller Awards

April 22, 2015

Finalists for the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards have just been announced, and since we know that thrillers is the most popular genre with our patrons, we thought we’d highlight these nominated titles:

The ITW (International Thriller Writersrepresents professional thriller authors from around the world. The board of directors includes some well-known names such as Lee Child, Peter James, and Linda Fairstein. Patrons include Clive Cussler, Jonathan Kellerman and Karin Slaughter.

The 2015 winners will be announced in New York this July.

Our Top 10 Adult Fiction Titles

April 11, 2015

Here’s our top ten adult fiction titles for the past year…how many have you read?

  1. Harlan, Coben – Missing You
  2. Jack Higgins – The Death Trade
  3. James Patterson – Invisible
  4. Lee Child -Personal
  5. David Baldacci -The Target
  6. Quintin Jardine – Hour of Darkness
  7. James Patterson – NYPD Red 2
  8. Robert Galbraith – The Silkworm
  9. Karin Slaughter – Cop Town
  10. Jeffery Deaver – The Skin Collector

PJ Storytime at Dundonald Library

April 10, 2015


Friday 24 April
– and –
Friday 22 May 2015

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Wear your P.Js, slippers, dressing gowns, or onesies and bring along your favourite cuddly toy, a pillow and a torch if you have one.

Free event for children age 4-6 years

Places limited, booking essential.

Dundonald Library, Castle Drive, Dundonald KA2 9DT  Tel: 01563 850407

Troon Library Celebrate World Book Night 2015

April 9, 2015


Troon Library will be celebrating World Book Night 2015 on Thursday 23 April from 5pm – 7.30pm when you could be one of the lucky people to benefit from a brand new free book.

They have 18 copies each of four titles up for grabs – The Martian by Andy Weir, Spring Tide by Cilla Börjlind and Rolf Börjlind, The Moaning of Life by Karl Pilkington and Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden. So get along early to make sure you don’t miss out!

For more information visit Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF or Tel: 01292 315352

New Bookbug Sessions for April to June 2015

April 2, 2015


The new sessions dates, times and locations are available to view on our blogonline events calendar
or download our Bookbug Sessions leaflet.

Come along and join us for these free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.

Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. There is usually no need to book (except for Troon and Alloway Library Sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Earth Hour PJ Storytime at Alloway, Girvan and Symington Libraries

April 1, 2015

It was lights out and jammies on for stories by torchlight at Alloway, Girvan and Symington libraries in support of Earth Hour. The children made colourful coat hangers for their bedrooms and we even had a surprise visit from a friendly and cuddly panda at Alloway and Symington! Everyone had great fun.


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