Library News

Published: Tue 1 Jul 2014

Haddington Library is looking for volunteers to assist with the running of a Games Afternoon, 2-4pm Wednesday, during the holidays. Volunteers will assist with the younger participants on digital games which are associated with the summer reading challenge and also play board games with those who do not want to take part with online games. This is a good opportunity to participate in a community event which you can add to CVs/UCAS applications. Please contact Haddington Library staff for details.

Published: Mon 30 Jun 2014

All pupil reservation and overdue notices are now sent to pupil edubuzz e-mail accounts. Pupils should regularly check their accounts if they have requested any library items and also to ensure they haven't gone overdue on items. If a pupil would prefer to get notices to a home e-mail account please see Mr Plain in the library where you can update your record. During the summer if you are tidying your room or clearing your brother/sister's room as they prepare to leave for university, please return any library books you find to the nearest branch library. The branch library will send them back to school for you.

Published: Wed 28 May 2014

As part of Haddington Festival, the local public branch library will be hosting three events to showcase local writing talent. Writers Aloud an evening of stand up literature with Knox Academy's Charlotte Smith participating. Charlotte will demonstrate why she is a previous winner of the Tyne and Esk Young Writer Award. Inspiring Writers provides you with the opportunity to hear four local authors discuss their work and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions. Kids Stuff bring your children along to the library to illustrate their favourite book and have their work displayed in the centre's Star Room. For more details please visit the John Gray website or call the library on 01620 820680.

Published: Tue 13 May 2014

S1 – 4 pupils are invited to let their imagination run wild in this year’s Tyne and Esk Young Writer of the Year competition.

Entrants must reside in East Lothian and are allowed to enter one piece of original writing. The work can be either prose or poetry. Prose should be no more than 1500 words with poetry being no longer than 40 lines. There is no charge for entering the competition.

Entrants must ensure that they include their name; age; class; title of their entry; name of school and their class teacher on the back of their piece of original writing. Please keep an electronic copy as you will need this should you win.

All secondary school entries should be handed into their school librarian no later than Wednesday 11th June 2013.

Published: Mon 12 May 2014

Sarah Warnock, Commonwealth Long Jumper, will be in Haddington Library tomorrow evening (Tuesdday 13th May) at 7.15pm to discuss her Commonwealth journey.

Library staff would like to invite pupils, parents and staff along to this free event to hear Sarah talk about her career and aspirations for the upcoming games.