The Big Jubilee Read is a reading for pleasure campaign to celebrate great reads from across the Commonwealth to coincide with Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We’ve selected some of the books from our print collection below, or from our eBook collection. The full list can be found here. A House for Mr Biswas by […]Read More The Big Jubilee Read!
Join us for afternoon tea to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Ayr’s Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EBT: 01292 286385FREE drop-in eventSaturday 4 June at 2pm Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Alloway, KA7 4QQT: 01292 442395FREE drop-in eventWednesday 1 June at 1pm Forehill Library, 31-33 Mount Oliphant Crescent, KA7 3ENT: 01292 265591FREE drop-in eventWednesday […]Read More Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea
‘READING MOMENT’ COMPETITION On Wednesday 11 May 2022 take a photo of you reading and/or what you’re reading. Send the photo to us via email at: Carnegie.Library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk by 5pm on 18 May. There are prizes involved so be creative with your photo! Calm, whacky, cool, funny, happy! Each Library Service will have an overall winner […]Read More Keep the Heid and Read!
China Room by Sunjeev Sahota Review by Fiona, Carnegie Library This novel is partially based on a true story. It is set in rural Punjab in 1929 and it tells of Mehar, one of three brides married to three brothers in the same ceremony without any of the brides knowing exactly which one they are […]Read More Book Lovers’ Review – china room
Join us for Nessie-inspired Crafts! Ayr’s Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EBT: 01292 286385Booking is essentialSaturday 21 May at 11amSuitable for 5-11 years Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Alloway, KA7 4QQT: 01292 442395Booking is essentialTuesday 17 May at 3.30 pmSuitable for 5-11 years Forehill Library, 31-33 Mount Oliphant Crescent, KA7 3ENT: 01292 265591Booking is […]Read More loch ness monster crafts
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Presented by The Reading Agency the event will celebrate ‘The Stories that Shape Us’, with the authors not only talking about their books but what inspires them to tell the stories they do and the stories that have shaped […]Read More World Book Night -“the stories that shape us”
Happy Home: Everyday Magic for a Colourful Life by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau Happy Home is a beautiful demonstration of the RICE ethos, and how its warm and caring, fun and funky aesthetic can be applied in living spaces, kitchens, bedrooms, children’s rooms and outdoor areas. RICE picked the name of their company because it is […]Read More interior & Home design books
Hop along for some crafty fun at our libraries! Ayr’s Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EBT: 01292 286385Booking is essentialThursday 14 April at 2pmSuitable for 5-11 years Alloway Library, Doonholm Road, Alloway, KA7 4QQT: 01292 442395Booking is essentialTuesday 12 April at 2.30 pmSuitable for 5-11 years Forehill Library, 31-33 Mount Oliphant Crescent, KA7 […]Read More Hop into Spring with Crafts for kids
Spring is the ideal season to get out into the garden and if you’re looking for some inspiration then check out our selection of books to help you get started. 30 Minute Gardening by Jenny Hendry Love being in the garden but not keen on spending the whole weekend making it look perfect? If so, […]Read More Books to kickstart your gardening project
Centaur by Declan Murphy & Ami Rao A natural on a horse since he was able to walk, and imbued with a pure love of riding, Declan Murphy became one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world came crashing down at the final hurdle of a race at Haydock Park. For […]Read More Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a good book by Irish authors!