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Book Week Scotland celebrated as High Life Highland libraries organise activities for literary lovers of all ages


By Val Sweeney

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Fortrose library celebrates Book Week Scotland.
Fortrose library celebrates Book Week Scotland.

Literary lovers can join in Book Week Scotland at libraries across the Highlands

With the annual celebration of books and reading taking place across the country between now and November 21, High Life Highland (HLH) libraries are running a huge range of activities.

HLH Principal Libraries Manager Julie Corcoran promises the week will have something for everyone.

"This year’s theme is celebration and with our libraries once again open for visitors, that’s something we can all celebrate," she said.

"We’ve got books sales, author visits, arts and crafts and a free Book Week Scotland book for people throughout the week, plus there will be special themed Bookbug Sessions, displays and mystery book bags for those looking for something different to read."

High Life Highland libraries are free to join, giving you access to not just physical books, magazines, newspapers and computers, but thousands of titles through its online service too.

High Life Highlands runs 40 libraries and eight mobile libraries. To find your nearest library or sign up, visit www.highlifehighland.com/libraries or search Facebook to join the community.

What's happening at libraries in the Inverness area during Book Week Scotland:

Ardersier Library: Scottish book display.

Charleston Academy Library: ‘If you liked the movie, you’ll love the book’ display.

Cromarty Library: Re-launch of Bookbug and Book Group.

Culloden Library: Themed Bookbug Session; Barbara Henderson, children’s author will be reading from her books to children from Duncan Forbes Primary

Fortrose Community Library: Themed displays From The Land Come The Words, a celebration of Scottish literature; Adult craft session themed around celebration (Christmas crafts); Active promotion of BWS postcards which will be used throughout the week in a display; Outreach Bookbug at Fortrose Nursery.

Glenurquhart Library and Learning Centre: Book display showcasing Scottish fiction for ages 12 to adult.

HMP Inverness Library: Themed display

Inshes Library: Party theme display; Themed Bookbug Session

Inverness Library: Themed Bookbug Thursday November 18 between 11.15am and 11.45am; Douglas Skelton - author visit November 19 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm; Children’s crafts - make a haggis; Book sale all week; Scottish themed book display all week.

Nairn Academy Library: Scottish Book display; Quotes from Scottish Books in Register notices; ‘Make your own book’ – lunchtime craft session.

Nairn Library: Display of details of books customers have enjoyed and would like to recommend; Zine workshop - Saturday, November 20 on how to create your own magazine.

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