Edinburgh’s Olympic heroes haven’t been the only ones celebrating recently, as our latest photo gallery shows that library users of all ages have had reasons to be cheerful too.
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Time for another pictorial trip round the libraries. It rained so much during July that Newington’s younger readers took the entirely sensible option of building themselves a ship. And not just any ship, this was a pirate ship me hearties. Yarr.
Luckily talented cellist Islay Roberts was not forced to walk the plank and was free instead to treat Newington’s more sophisticated landlubbers to a refined evening of musical entertainment.
The Community Employability Job Club meets at Piershill Library every Thursday afternoon from 1.30 – 3.30pm.
Come along for help with using the internet, applying for jobs, updating CVs, completing application forms and general advice relating to looking for work.
For more information contact Caroline Cooper on 0131 332 5016.
Quick Serve is coming to Piershill Library on Friday 18th November at 12 noon. This is your quick and easy way to borrow and return books, cds and dvds, pay any library charges and keep your account up to date. You will need your library card and library PIN (personal identity number) to use Quick Serve. If you haven’t got your PIN just ask the staff for it.
From next week we will be carrying out some work to improve the performance of the libraries’ Peoples’ Network computers. This means there may be no internet access in some libraries for up to two weeks.
There will be no internet access in any location from 14th – 16th November. Internet access will be restored to libraries on a rolling basis thereafter. Wifi will also be affected.
We need to carry out this work in order to increase bandwidth and speed up the performance of these machines. This will improve response times for logging in and internet page loading.
October holidays? Not for us! There are lots of spooky goings-on in libraries during the break – so don’t sit about the house all week; get out, get down to your local library and get active!
Here’s a selection of what’s going on – contact your nearest library to find out what activities and events they’ve got planned.
If you’re aged 6 – 11, come and make your own bat on 21st Oct from 2.30 – 3.30
‘Circus Stars’ is our theme for this year’s reading challenge – so there will be lots of clowning about in libraries this summer! Scroll down to see what’s happening at your local library (if it’s not listed give them a call to find out what’s happening, or ask the next time you’re in).
To find out more about the summer reading challenge take a look at this video or head over to the Circus Stars site.
Due to ongoing technical problems we are sorry that some users of Piershill Library have been charged fines when they shouldn’t have been. If you think you’ve been affected by this system failure please contact any of our libraries and we’ll sort this out for you. Please accept our sincere apologies for the service failure.