Kirrie Library Corner: 03.05.12

FOR the second year there was a great turn out at Kirriemuir Library for our World Book Night celebration.

On Monday, April 23, along with millions of other ‘givers’ across the globe, the library gave away copies of “The Road” by Cormack McCarthy and offered customers a glass of bubbly and some tasty bite size treats.

The books can be tracked on their journey from reader to reader by an online facility that tags their unique ID number.

If you didn’t get involved this year - look out for the campaign running at the same time next year.

The Reminiscing Group has been meeting on the first Tuesday of the month for just over a year now and have covered a range of conversation topics.

This month Mr Vellacott agreed to speak to the group about Burnside Cottage and the link with Scott of the Antarctic.

New faces are always welcome so if you fancy an hour chatting about past times over a cup of coffee then please join up.

If you’re a reader does that mean you like to talk about books and share your views?

If you don’t read very much does that mean you’d like to widen your scope, listen to other people’s views and perhaps read more?

The library would like to start a reading group which would meet for an hour once a month to do all of that.

What do you think? Pop in and speak to staff in the library and see if it’s for you.

Staff at Kirrie library have been out and about visiting the nine cluster schools from Airlie to Tannadice for the Which Writer Wins? campaign.

This involves P5 pupils all across Angus who vote for a winning author from a group of three, these being Geraldine McCaughrean, Jenny Nimmo and Kaye Umansky.

Staff have really enjoyed the visits and it is hoped to see pupils and teachers in the library borrowing the books by the three authors.

Recently, there was a new addition to the junior library when an unwanted rocking horse came to stay.

He needs a proper name to welcome him to the fold so if you can come up with a good name for him then look out for details in the library of how to put your entry in.

Customers can now renew their books by e-mailing

Include your full name and card number and staff will -email you back and let you know if any books cannot be renewed as they have been requested or reached their maximum number of renewals.

This service supplements renewals done by telephone or through the council website.