Calling all book lovers

April 27, 2016


Prestwick Library’s book groups are proving so popular we’re hoping to set up a new one. If you love reading and chatting about books come along and join us! To find out more Tel: 01292 476769 or drop in to Prestwick Library.

Craft Daft at Tarbolton Library

April 20, 2016

Over the school holidays Tarbolton Library had free craft activities available for local children to drop in and get creative. The children had a brilliant time and put lots of effort in to making their Easter chick boxes. We think they’ve done a great job and thought you might like to see some photographs of all their hard work. Well done everyone!

Ian De Coster at Troon Library

April 15, 2016

Hand in Hand with Angels Ian De Coster

Ian De Coster is a former President of the Spiritualists’ National Union Healing Guild and author of ‘Hand In Hand With Angels: A Diary of a Spiritual Healer’.  He has given healing and lectures at venues throughout Scotland and featured in many articles by the national press, radio and Scottish Television about his work.

Wednesday 20 April at 7pm

This is a free event, but booking is essential.

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


Rock ‘n’ Role Models at Troon Library

April 14, 2016

Using books from the library as inspiration, and tips and techniques from Rock ‘n’ Role Models, this bunch of budding musicians created their very own songs at the recent Songbook sessions in the library.

An Introduction to Mindfulness at Symington Library

April 9, 2016


Come along to Symington Library to find out more about Mindfulness and the techniques that can be used, from a personal viewpoint. This is a free event.

Friday 22nd April 2016 at 1.30pm

Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ  Tel: 01563 830066

All day LEGO Fun at Alloway Library

April 2, 2016


Read it, imagine it, build it. Join us for a whole day of LEGO fun and let your imagination run wild! Suitable for ages 5-9 years.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Alloway Library, Doonholm Road Ayr KA7 4QQ

Bike Maintenance Safety Afternoon at Alloway Library

April 1, 2016


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 recommended repairs will be provided for the owner to take their bike to a bike shop to get it fixed.

Wednesday 13 April 2016 from 1pm – 3pm

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

Join us for Spring and Easter craft events at your library

March 31, 2016

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These events are FREE, but please contact your library to book your place(s).

Alloway Library, Tel: 01292 442395
(Suitable for ages 5-12 years)
Tuesday 5 April, 10.30am – 11.30am and  2.30pm – 3.30pm

Ayr’s Carnegie Library, Tel: 01292 286385
(Suitable for ages 5-8 years)
Thursday 7 April, 11am – 12noon
Thursday 14 April, 11am – 12noon

Girvan Library, Tel: 01465 712813
(Suitable for ages 5-9 years)
Thursday 7 April, 3-4pm
Wednesday 13 April, 11am – 12noon

Maybole Library, Tel: 01655 883044
(Suitable for ages 5-11 years)
Wednesday 6 April, 10.30am – 11.30am
Saturday 16 April, 2pm – 3pm

Troon Library, Tel: 01292 315352
(Suitable for ages 5-10 years)
Wednesday 13 April, 10am – 11.30am

All day fun at Tarbolton and Mossblown libraries. Drop-in anytime throughout the school holidays at Mossblown and Tarbolton libraries for fun with crafts.  (Suitable for ages 5-8 years)

Easter bonnet parade at Carnegie’s Baby Bookbug Session

March 24, 2016

It was the Easter bonnet parade at Carnegie’s Baby Bookbug session this morning, and what a wonderful parade it was. Thank you to all the parents and carers for putting such a great effort into making the bonnets, they were fantastic!

Bookbug sessions will start back up on the week beginning Monday 18 April 2016.
Full details will be available soon.

The Big Library Read

March 23, 2016


From now until the end of March, library members from around the world can borrow the eBook and audiobook of the #1 New York Times best selling American Sniper. With no wait lists or holds, the Big Library Read creates a digital “global book club” as readers can experience the same title together.

American Sniper by Chris Kyle  From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

Readers can share their thoughts on the Big Library Read website, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #‎biglibraryread

To find out more  about our free ebook and audiobook service, or to take part in the Big Library Read visit


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