Posts Tagged ‘library’

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! ūüĎĽ ūüėĪ


Girvan Library’s Afternoon Film Club Presents

April 20, 2017

Join us for an afternoon movie at Girvan Library’s film club. Sit back, relax and¬†enjoy a well known film¬†at our monthly showings.

Monday 8 May, 2pm¬†This month’s film is an action thriller… ‚ÄúThree measures of Gordon‚Äôs; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.‚ÄĚ

Also showing this May…

Wednesday 31¬†May, 2pm¬†To coincide with the Scottish Opera Mobile visiting Girvan at the end of May, Girvan Library‚Äôs Pop Up Film Club will be screening Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The PHANTOM of the OPERA’.

To book your FREE place for either of these events, please visit Girvan Library, Montgomerie Street, Girvan KA26 9HE or Tel: 01465 712 813

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 Рfeaturing 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

Calling all Scrabble Lovers!

October 7, 2016


Join other word game enthusiasts for a challenging and fun game of Scrabble at the new club starting up at Ayr’s Carnegie Library.

The club will have its first get together¬†at 2pm on Friday 14 October 2016. We hope you can join us ūüėÄ

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

Craft events for little monsters at your library this summer

June 30, 2015


Keep your little monsters busy this summer with free craft events in our libraries.  Booking essential.

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

Thursday 23¬†July 10.30am – 11.30am ¬†– and – ¬†2pm¬†– 3pm ¬†(for ages 5 –¬†11 years)

Thursday 6¬†August 10.30am – 11.30am¬†– and – 2pm¬†– 3pm (for ages 5 –¬†11 years)

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

Wednesday 8 July, 2pm Р3pm (for ages 5 Р7 years)
Wednesday 15¬†July, 2pm¬†–¬†3pm (for ages 8 – 11 years)
Wednesday 22¬†July, 2pm¬†– 3pm (for ages 5 –¬†7 years)
Wednesday 29¬†July, 2pm¬†– 3pm¬†(for ages 8¬†–¬†11 years)

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

Crafts and Games (for ages 5 – 11 years)

Tuesday 7 July, 3pm – 5pm (games)
Tuesday 14 July, 3pm – 5pm (crafts)
Tuesday 21 July, 3pm – 5pm (games)
Tuesday 28 July, 3pm – 5pm (crafts)
Tuesday 11 August, 3pm – 5pm (games)
Tuesday 18 August, 3pm – 5pm (crafts)

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

Wednesday 8¬†July 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5 – 11 years)
Wednesday 22¬†July 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5 – 11 years)
Wednesday 5¬†August¬†2pm –¬†3pm¬†(for ages 5 – 11 years)
Wednesday 12¬†August 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5 – 11 years)

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

Thursday 23¬† July,¬†3pm¬†–¬†4pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Tuesday 11 August, 10.30am Р11.30am (for ages 5-11 years)

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

Saturday 11¬†July, 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 30¬†July, 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Saturday 1¬† August, 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 6¬†August, 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 13¬†August, 2pm –¬†3pm (for ages 5-11 years)

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

Thursday 16 July, 3pm Р4pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 23 July, 3pm¬†–¬†4pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 30¬†July, 3pm¬†–¬†4pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 6¬†August, 3pm¬†–¬†4pm (for ages 5-11 years)
Thursday 13¬†August, 3pm¬†–¬†4pm (for ages 5-11 years)

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

Monday 20 July, 2pm Р3.15pm (for ages 5-11 years)

‘An Introduction to IT’: Basic Computer Courses at the library

February 15, 2012

Computer Classes

‘An Introduction to IT’ is an informal introduction to computers in a relaxed and friendly environment. ¬†This is an ideal course for the absolute beginner, helping you to use email to keep in touch with friends and relatives, teaching you how to search the Internet to guarantee the best results and much more.

To register an interest

Pop into the Cyber Centre at Carnegie Library, Ayr or telephone (01292) 618492.

Learn something new at your library

If you would like to learn something different or improve your existing skills, then pop in and see what’s available in your local library. We offer a fun, friendly and informal learning experience in a relaxed library environment. Find out what you can do.

Rare library book returned after 30 years

March 15, 2011

A rare library book has been returned to its south London home after more than 30 years of globe trotting with a former Australian naval commander.

Former Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Ron Robb borrowed the book from Wallington Library in Sutton in 1981¬†to help his daughter with a project.¬†The volume of Samuel Pepys’ Diary then accompanied him to Hong Kong before ending up in Australia.

Samuel Pepys' diary

Samuel Pepys

Mr Robb discovered the book while in the process of moving house in Toongabbie, New South Wales, and contacted Wallington Library to get it safely back to Sutton in south London.

Speaking from his home in Australia Mr Robb said: “I happened to flick open the book’s cover and noticed that it belonged to Wallington Library.¬†“I especially noted that it was part of a donated series and, being an honorary archivist for a college, I recognised that it might be quite valuable,” he added.

The book is now back with the other volumes of the edition in the library’s Mallinson Room.

The original ‘blogger’?

The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century.  It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.

Visit an on-line version of ¬†Samuel Pepys’ diary.

Free Books for anyone who lives or works in South Ayrshire

February 12, 2011

Available at your local library

Large Print, Hard Back, Paper Back, Audio Books, eBooks, eAudio, DVDs, Magazines, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Scottish Collection, Graphic Novels, Young Adult and Children’s Books

Browse what we have available for lending from the comfort of your own home by visiting our online catalogue

You can borrow up to 8 items for 4 weeks.

If you find something you would like to borrow, sign in to your library account and place requests for items free of charge.  If you are unsure how to do this visit our sign in help or our requests help sections.

eReads and eAudio for eBooks and Mobile Devices

Easy to use, available 24/7, no late fees

  • Browse
  • Checkout
  • Download

Browse the eReads website or search it for specific books. Up to 4 titles can be borrowed at any one time. Choose how long you want to download each one for – 7 days, 14 days, or 21 days. If a book is checked out, you can put it in your “wish list” and you will be emailed when it comes available.

For instructions on how to download eBooks and eAudio or to check if your device is compatible with our eRead service, download our eBooks guide or visit

Do you like to read on the move? Try our free mobile app.

Download the overdrive mobile app from the iPhone App store or Android Market, simply search for ‚ÄėOverdrive Media Console‚Äô.
For instructions on how to download the app and to check if your device is compatible with our eRead service download our Mobile guide or visit¬†OverDrive’s apps for iPhone¬ģ & Android‚ĄĘ

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Not a member?

Anyone who lives or works in South Ayrshire can join the library.  Proof of name and address is required.  If you find an item that you  would like to borrow on our library catalogue or eRead website, but are not a member, you can join the library online.  You will be able to place requests for items, but you will have limited privileges until you complete your registration at any South Ayrshire Library. Please note РThere is no need to register online if you already have a South Ayrshire Library card.

Carnegie Library Book Sale

October 5, 2010

BooksOn Monday the 11th October, Carnegie Library is having a sale of withdrawn book stock. Around 600 books are available for just £2 each with a variety of non-fiction and fiction on offer including works by Rudyard Kipling, W.M. Thackeray and John Galsworthy. This is a chance to pick up a real bargain book, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Carnegie Library Book Sale

July 14, 2010

BooksCarnegie Library is having a sale of its withdrawn books.  There will be a selection of fiction, non fiction, large print, junior books and magazines on offer.

Prices start from 50p, so why not pop along and see if you can pick up a bargain.