Expect the unexpected: Emily's Dispatches from the Library

Twiggles the cat who entered the Leith Library Festive Furballs competition in his fetching jumper.
Category: Reading

One of the great things about Leith Library is that it's not just a great place to pick up a few good books to get you through a cold (and possibly snow-bound) evening - it's also a hub of community activity and action. 

Since Emily's residency began her host library has held books groups and councillor's surgeries, as you might expect from a community library. 

But what you might not expect are the very ambitious knitting group and the festive furballs cute pets contest. They even had a dress-up Bookbug session for Christmas, with Leith's youngest residents looking very festive (pictured).

The new year sees people learning some new skills for the 21st century and getting advice from expert volunteers at a Social Media Surgery on Monday 21st January from 5.30-7.30 pm - read more about it and register on Leith Library's blog. 

Check the blog to see what's been happening in Leith Library this week, you can also follow Emily on twitter. 

Our Readers in Residence are in place within five library authorities across Scotland, working directly with libraries to help build reading communities. Each Reader works in tandem with a host library, encouraging local communities to get involved with the library and to enjoy reading for pleasure.

Our Readers in Residence are as follows:

Alison Miller is in residence in Orkney Library. Read Alison’s blog here.

Magi Gibson is in residence at the Glasgow Women’s Library. Read Magi’s blog here.

Emily Dodd is in residence at Leith Library, Edinburgh. Read Emily’s blog here.

Drew Campbell is in residence at East Renfrewshire Libraries.

Deborah Leslie is in residence at Aberdeenshire Libraries. Read Deborah’s blog here.