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Girvan P5s had a braw time at the library

January 19, 2018

P5 classes from Girvan Primary were invited to Girvan Library today for a ‘Scots Language through Film’ event. The classes enjoyed two short films, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. This was followed by a reading in Scots by well known local poet Rab Wilson and some writing reviews by the children. This enhanced their Scots Language projects at school this month and everyone had a braw time!

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New Bookbug Sessions January – March 2018

January 11, 2018

Catch the reading bug at your local library!

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 Symington sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Session dates, time and locations

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

Ayr Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Monday at 1.45pm
8 January – 26 March (except 12 February)

Bookbug Toddler (for 18 months to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 10.30am
9 January – 27 March (except 13 February)

Baby Bookbug (for birth to 18 months)
Every Thursday at 10.30am
11 January – 29 March

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Saturday at 11am
13 January – 24 March

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 10.15am & 11am
11 January – 29 March

Forehill Library, 31-33 Mount Oliphant Crescent, KA7 3EN Tel: 01292 265591

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 10.30am
10 January – 28 March (except 7 February)

Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan  KA26 9HE Tel: 01465 712813

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 10.30am
12 January – 23 March

John Rodie Library, Annbank Road, Mossblown KA6 5BH Tel: 01292 520792

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 1.30pm
19 January – 30 March

Maybole Library, 1 High Street, Maybole KA19 7AB Tel: 01655 883044

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 2pm
16 January – 27 March

Prestwick Library, 14 Kyle Street, Prestwick KA9 1PQ Tel: 01292 476769

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 2pm
10 January – 14 March
(except 24 January & 28 February)

Symington Library, 15 Brewlands Road, Symington KA1 5QZ Tel: 01563 830066

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 1.30pm
18 January – 29 March

Tarbolton Library, Tarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QB Tel: 01292 541211

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Every Friday at 1.30pm
19 January – 23 March

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 9.15am and 2.15pm
10 January – 28 March

Please note: Booking is essential for Troon Library Bookbug sessions.
To book phone Tel: 01292 315352

 

Libraries Christmas and New Year Closure

December 15, 2017

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AllowayForehill and Maybole libraries will close at their usual time on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

BallantraeJohn RodieSymington and Tarbolton libraries will close at their usual time on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Thursday 4 January 2018.

CarnegieGirvanPrestwick and Troon libraries will close on Saturday 23 December at 4pm and re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Online Library Catalogue – If you need to renew library items you can do so on our online catalogue – Please note:  your library card number and PIN will be required.

Available online – eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Newspapers, Comics and Graphic Novels – Even when our libraries are closed you will still find plenty to read on our eReading section of the library website.

Exploring the life and times of WWI Official Artist, Sir Muirhead Bone

October 31, 2016

FREE Printmaking Workshops available throughout this fantastic exhibition

South Ayrshire History

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‘Inspiring Landscapes’ exploring the life and times of WWI Official Artist, Sir Muirhead Bone, is now open at Rozelle House Museum & Galleries, Ayr. Supported by funding from Museums Galleries Scotland, this project has involved local people researching the life and times of Sir Muirhead Bone, and creating Fine Art Prints inspired by the South Ayrshire landscape.

The exhibition runs from 29 October – 29 January 2017. Entry is FREE.

We are also proud to include the prints created by participants at our associated Rozelle Print Studio workshops. We asked people – including 3rd year Art pupils of Ayr Academy – to bring along their South Ayrshire based ‘inspiring landscapes’. Master Printmaker Ian McNicol then guided them through the printmaking process, exploring the techniques Muirhead Bone would have used.

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Attend one of our FREE printmaking taster workshops taking place throughout…

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Design your own Christmas Cards at Forehill Library

October 26, 2016

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Come and join us to make your own Christmas cards at Forehill Library.

This is a FREE event, but booking is required. To book your place, visit the library or call 01292 265591

New Bookbug Sessions – Catch the reading bug at your local library!

August 12, 2016

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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 Symington sessions), they take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one.

Session dates, time and locations

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

James Patterson BookShots

August 4, 2016

Life moves fast-books should too. Pulse-pounding thrillers 150 pages or less that are impossible to put down.

View the BookShots collection on our library catalogue.

Vote for Scotland’s Favourite Book

August 2, 2016

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Readers are being asked to nominate their favourite book by a Scottish author as part of the BBC’s Love to Read campaign.

As part of the BBC #LovetoRead campaign, an expert panel has chosen 30 books from Scottish authors, representing some of the finest writing Scotland has to offer.

Drawing from a rich seam of literature stretching from Robert Louis Stevenson to Denise Mina, the panel have selected a cross section of Scotland’s best-loved novels. Now the public are being asked to decide which books should make the top ten.

So will Harry Potter trump Sunset Song? Will Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay triumph over Sir Walter Scott or will it be Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Rankin vying for a place in the top ten?

The top ten books will be revealed in a special BBC Two Scotland programme which will broadcast in October.

Online voting is open from from 1 to 26 August 2016 at bbc.co.uk/scotlandsfavouritebook.

The BBC’s top 30 Scottish books

1 An Oidhche Mus Do Sheol Sinn (The Night Before We Sailed) by Angus Peter Campbell

2 Garnethill by Denise Mina

3 Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

4 How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman

5 Imagined Corners by Willa Muir

6 Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

7 Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

8 Lanark: A Life in Four Books by Alasdair Gray

9 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

10 Morvern Callar by Alan Warner

11 Rob Roy by Walter Scott

12 So I Am Glad by AL Kennedy

13 Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

14 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

15 The Cone-Gatherers by Robin Jenkins

16 The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh

17 The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

18 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

19 The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

20 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

21 The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson

22 The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

23 The Trick Is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway

24 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

25 The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

26 The White Bird Passes by Jessie Kesson

27 Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

28 Trumpet by Jackie Kay

29 Under the Skin by Michel Faber

30 Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Launch at Carnegie Library

July 25, 2016

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Join us at Ayr’s Carnegie Library to celebrate Harry’s birthday and the publication of ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’.

Sunday 31 July 2016
11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm

There will be live owls, activities, games, a dressing up competition and lots of Potter related fun.  Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will also be available to buy on the day.

Tickets are available from Carnegie Library or Waterstones in Ayr. Tickets are FREE, but places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.

For more information please contact:
Waterstones, 127-147 High St, Ayr KA7 1QR  Tel: 01292 262600
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr   Tel: 01292 286385

Shiver me Timbers! Symington Library has been raided by pirates…

June 30, 2016

If you set sail across the salty sea to Symington Library recently there is a good chance you may have encountered some pirates among the bookshelves…

First to form a pirate crew were the Primary 1’s who came in pyjamas and learned how to become fantastic pirates by mastering such skills as ‘walking the plank’ and ‘scrubbing the deck’ before listening to a tale called ‘Pirates in Pyjamas’ by Caroline Crowe and Tom Knight. They finally abandoned ship and left with a certificate and a small piece of treasure! 

Good job they left the ship spick and span because next on board were a crew of very fearsome Bookbug pirates. Aaarrr! They tracked down the treasure and kept a lookout for enemy ships!

Just as well because not long after came Symington nursery making two pirate raids on the library – morning and afternoon! They fought pirates, earned their certificates and listened to ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ before making off with some booty back to the nursery! Shiver me Timbers!!