Tag archive for ‘Libraries’
By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Council Leader confirms that libraries will be protected

The Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council,  Councillor Andrew Burns this morning denied recent press reports that the city’s libraries are going to close in light of cuts of over £6 million. He explained More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Museums and Libraries – Spaces for Literacy

Tony Marx, the President of the New York Public Library, likes to tell a story about Polish telephone directories; it’s a story a colleague told him when he suggested getting rid of a roomful of the things. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Conference to highlight new thinking on Information Services

A conference to be held in Edinburgh next month will give public sector leaders the opportunity to get together and share experiences and ideas in the areas of library and information services. EDGE2015, organised More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Book Week Scotland 2014 – a celebration of books and reading

‘A love of reading……at its most powerful, transforms lives’ (Sophie Moxon, Acting Director, Scottish Book Trust) For all the gloom and doom we hear about parents who never read to their More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival: Books That Win

If you’re buying a book for a teenager, how do you know where to start?  Are you sometimes taken aback by the content of Young Adult fiction? Do you ask a bookseller, read reviews, simply pick something More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Val McDermid on top form at the Central Library

‘My life’, says Val McDermid, ‘is a testament to the power of books: they made me.’ This may well be true, but Val has also made quite a few books herself.  Prodigious writer, frequent More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

World Book Night in Edinburgh

On 23 April 2014 Edinburgh libraries will be celebrating World Book Night in partnership with The Reading Agency by hosting free events across the Capital to champion reading in local communities. The celebrations More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Reading Rainbows scheme to hand out free books to under fives

  Edinburgh’s youngest bookworms will be treated to tales of pirates and flying carpets as part of a scheme to get pre-school children reading. Around 1200 four-year-olds across the capital will receive More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Five things you need to know today

  Harry Potter at National Library – Gilmerton Library offering digital help – Edinburgh Reads event at Blackhall Library – National Library of Scotland competition – South Queensferry More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Five things you need to know today

  The City of Edinburgh Council (Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund) Bill – Lost Teddy Bear – Ping pong anyone? – Sunshine on Leith – Libraries –   The City of Edinburgh Council More...