Archive for the ‘Branch Events’ Category

The 1st Alloway Guides had a sleepover at the library

May 12, 2017

Last Friday night the 1st Alloway Guides enjoyed a sleepover at Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Before it was time to get into their sleeping bags, the girls enjoyed a book treasure hunt, read all about the history of the library and researched their family tree. The girls had a great time and said it was a night they will never forget… lucky no one told them about our resident library ghost before the lights went out! 👻 😱

Happily Ever Laughter Lines with Ronnie Russell at Troon Library

March 29, 2017


Wednesday 26 April 2017, 7pm – 9pm

Join us for an evening of laughter with Ronnie Russell – featuring a variety of cartoon drawings full of anecdotes about life’s milestones.

Please book to avoid any disappointment by contacting Troon Library, 5 South Beach, Troon KA10 6EF Tel: 01292 315352

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new Tarbolton Library

March 4, 2017


We would like to invite you to the opening of the new Tarbolton Library. There will be an open house between 3pm and 7pm on Monday 6 March 2017 with a photo call at 5pm, followed by light refreshments.

Tarbolton Library, Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QA

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A busy week of events at Troon Library with Book Week Scotland and Wintertainment

November 30, 2016

Troon Library had a full programme of events last week, as they celebrated Book Week Scotland and Wintertainment.

On Sunday afternoon Troon Library opened its doors for Wintertainment. With stalls to browse, DVD and book sale, face painting and drop in family Christmas Crafts, the library was buzzing with around 600 customers coming through the doors!

On Monday Troon author, Martin Stewart gave a fabulous presentation of his new novel Riverkeep to Marr College S3 pupils. He also gave the pupils lots of brilliant tips for research and writing.

On Wednesday night it was another full house for author Lesley Sehli who joined us to speak about her new book ‘He said die. I say no!’. Lesley’s talks have been very well received at the library and we’re hoping she’ll come back to visit us again in the New Year.


As our monthly Chatterbook group fell in Scottish Book Week we celebrated by inviting local author, Lyn Donogue, to read from her forthcoming book The Highland Princess. Lyn then described the personality of one of the fairies in her book and the children had to draw what they thought the fairy would look like. Lyn is going to pass on their magical drawings to her illustrator for inspiration!


To round off this busy week we were lucky enough to have Scottish children’s author, Elizabeth McKay, who read her books Wee Granny and the Magic Bag and Wee Granny and the Ceilidh to a captivated audience. The children loved the books and playing the games Elizabeth had created for her stories, she even had her very own mannequin challenge!


Time Travel Adventures and a visit from Bookbug to celebrate Book Week Scotland

November 28, 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to Symington Library’s Chatterbooks event for Book Week Scotland. Cakes were eaten, George’s Marvellous Medicine was sampled, Golden Books were found, Ears were pinned on BFG and prizes galore were won! But most importantly of all, hundreds of cuddles were given to and received by our special guest ‘Bookbug’ (who was extra cuddly after all they cakes he ate!).

Well done the Chatterbooks group for helping make the day such a great success!


We went time travelling with author and creative writing teacher Janis Mackay, when she visited Ayr’s Carnegie Library. Janis talked about her Time Travel Series of books and encouraged us all to get writing. The children (and adults) were enthralled listening to Janis and inspired to put pen to paper and start writing their own adventures.

Keeping with the time travel theme for our LEGO Lucky Bag Challenge, we got very imaginative and built some terrific time machines to zoom back through the years to Auld Ayr!

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Troon Library

October 5, 2016


Last Thursday Troon Library took part in ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was a great success with lots of teas, coffees and home baking sold raising a whopping £195. 

Thank you to the staff and to everyone who helped make the day such a great success 😀

Free Bike Safety Checks at Alloway Library

July 14, 2016


Come along to Alloway Library for a free bike safety check by South Ayrshire Community Safety. Brakes, tyres and any small adjustments will be made at the time, for anything else a note of recommended repairs will be provided for the owner to take their bike to a bike shop to get it fixed. No need to book for this event just drop in.

Wednesday 20 July 2016 from 1pm – 3.30pm

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

Some intrepid explorers were brave enough to enter the jungle yesterday at Symington Library

July 6, 2016

Some intrepid explorers were brave enough to enter the jungle at Symington Library despite the presence of a band of cheeky monkeys at the entrance! How many monkeys can you see – we counted 4! Some fantastic colouring and decorating skills soon had the jungle full of very bouncy frogs- and very bouncy children!

The craft session ended with a very noisy, very competitive game of ‘Hungry Frogs’ before everyone hopped off with their colourful creations. Join us again on Thursday 7 July, 3pm – 4pm for more jungle mania!

Monkeying around at Prestwick Library

July 5, 2016

There was a lot of monkeying around at Prestwick Library’s craft club last week.  Keeping with the theme of our Summer Reading Challenge ‘Down in the Jungle’, the children decorated bookmarks and masks of various jungle animals before signing up for the reading challenge. Now they’re looking forward to reading lots of brilliant books over the summer holidays and collecting fab jungle rewards. 

Summer Reading 2016 Social Medai

To sign up for our Our Summer Reading Challenge visit your local library. It’s free to take part and every time you read and return a book you’ll get a reward! Suitable for ages 5-11 years.

Don’t forget to join us at Prestwick Library tomorrow from 3pm – 4.30pm for a drop-in LEGO session for ages 5-11years, no need to book just come along!

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.