Posts Tagged ‘Scottish Book Trust’

New Bookbug Sessions April to June 2018

April 5, 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 Prestwick Library 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.

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New Bookbug Sessions August – November 2017

August 21, 2017

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 blogonline 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
28 August – 27 November (except 25 Sept & 16 Oct)

Bookbug Toddler (for 18 months to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 10.30am
29 August – 28 November (except 17 Oct)

Baby Bookbug (for birth to 18 months)
Every Thursday at 10.30am
31 August – 30 November (except 19 Oct)

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Saturday at 11am
2 September – 2 December (except 21 Oct)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 10.15am & 11am
24 August – 12 October and
26 October – 14 December

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 10.30am
6 September – 29 November (except 18 Oct)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 10.30am
1 September – 1 December

(except 22 Sept, 13 & 20 Oct)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Tuesday at 2pm
29 August – 26 September

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Friday at 1.30pm
1 September – 24 November

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 2pm
30 August – 29 November (except 18 Oct)

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Thursday at 2pm
24 August – 12 October and
2 November – 21 December

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
25 August – 6 October and
27 October – 22 December

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

Bookbug (for birth to 4 years)
Every Wednesday at 9.15am and 2.15pm
30 August – 29 November (except 18 Oct)
To book phone Tel: 01292 315352

Please note: Booking is essential for Troon Library Bookbug sessions.

 

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2017 Accepting Applications from Professional Writers

December 2, 2016

 

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This fellowship first began in 1994 and was the idea of Franki Fewkes, a Scottish RLS enthusiast who was then living in France. It is supported by Creative Scotland. The location of this fellowship, Grez-sur-Loing at the edge of the French Forest of Fontainebleu, was selected because of its ties to Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson first visited here during 1875 and would be a place of great significance to his life and work.

The purpose of this fellowship is to gift writers with the space and time to pursue their writing, away from the disturbances of everyday life. It is anticipated that the peaceful, attractive setting of Grez-sur-loing will inspire writers to begin new writing projects or to complete existing projects that may have otherwise been left unfinished.

This scheme is intended for practicing Scottish Writers who would find taking time away from their usual environment to be beneficial for developing their professional work. Writers who have a significant track record as a professional writer outside of Scotland, but are now living and working in Scotland, may also apply at the discretion of Scottish Book Trust.

Residences will be provided for one month each in a self-catering studio apartment. This will take place at the Hotel Chevillon International Arts at Grez-sur-Loing. Travel and accommodation will be paid for and fellows will be awarded £300 for the purpose of covering living expenses.

See the Scottish Book Trust website for details of how to apply for the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st February 2017.

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.

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

Symington Primary 1s vote for their favourite Scottish Children’s Book

December 18, 2015

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Symington Primary 1 have been visiting the library over the last few weeks to listen to the books nominated for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. Today everyone got to vote for their favourite (it’ a secret – we’re not telling!).

After the voting was over the children enjoyed a lovely festive story, before it was time to get out the glitter, and make some sparkly Christmas bookmarks.

Those bookmarks will look great in all the new books we’ve asked Santa for!

New Bookbug Sessions January to March 2016

December 12, 2015
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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 Alloway Library 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.

Catch the reading bug at your local library!

Some brilliant photos from Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story event at Rozelle

May 27, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came along to Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story event at Rozelle, we hope you had as much fun as we did!

Images by Paul Watt Photography

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Our Bookbug Sessions run until the end of June, so come along and catch the reading bug at your local library. For details of your nearest session please visit Bookbug Sessions.

Bookbug’s Big Bedtime Story at Rozelle

May 12, 2015

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Join us to celebrate Bookbug’s 5th birthday.  Drop-in and spend as much time as you like exploring the park, playing games, drawing, making crafts, decorating biscuits, feeding the birds and so much more!

Tuesday 19 May, 10.30am – 2.30pm

Free event, suitable for ages 0-4 years

Rozelle House and The Maclaurin Art Gallery,
Monument Road,
Ayr KA7 4NQ

New Bookbug Sessions January to March 2015

December 15, 2014

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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 Alloway Library 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

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Bookbug Plus sessions have been added for children aged 5-7 years at Carnegie Library.

 

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

Catch the reading bug at your local library!