Leith Library: the 4Rs Roadshow and L£ith Decides

Category: Reading

Down at Leith Library, Reader in Residence Emily Dodd has been hard at work! Not a day goes without some new activity, event or initiative coming into action at Edinburgh’s port.

First up is the 4Rs roadshow, which stands for Reduce, Reuse Recycle and Repair!

This initiative to reduce waste in Scotland will be touring the area for the next four weeks. From patching up your old trousers to sorting out the hard disk on your laptop, the 4Rs roadshow is here to help! Check out the picture above of Emily working as a Zero Waste Scotland volunteer back in the day!

If all that recycling action isn’t enough for you, Leith Library is also holding a poster exhibition as part of the ‘L£ith Decides’ project! 43 projects have put in applications for funding through the Leith Neighbourhood Project and the people of Leith get to choose who gets the cash!

Learn more about the project through the video below:


If you want to read more about Emily’s exploits at Leith Library, read her Leith Library blog here.

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.