Thursday, 1 November 2018

Wallyford Library

Following the recent retirement of the Librarian at Wallyford Library and in order to prepare for the transfer to the new Library within the new Primary School, Wallyford Library will close at the end of the day on Friday 16 November 2018. 

The Library will reopen in the middle of February 2019 when the new Primary School is due to open and the library will become a joint community/school library.
When it reopens in the new Primary School, the Public Library will be open for 21 hours per week at the following times:
Mon                                        2 – 5 pm
Tue                                          2 – 5 pm
Wed    Closed
Thu                                          2 – 7 pm
Fri          9 am – 1 pm              2 – 5 pm
Sat       10 am – 1 pm
For the interim period, the following services will be provided:
Midlothian Council will provide a Mobile Library Service within the car park at Wallyford Community Centre every second Thu am from 10.05 am to 10.45 am starting from Thursday 29 November 2018. 
Bookbug sessions will be held on a Tuesday morning from Tue 20 November 2018 in Wallyford Community Centre at a time to be confirmed.
The Homework Club is likely to happen within Wallyford Primary School and will be confirmed in due course.
Any adult who is unable to use the Mobile Library, or unable to go to another Library (Musselburgh Library is the nearest), may request to use the Home Library Service (where books are delivered to you and uplifted from you by a Library volunteer).
If you have books which you need to return, you can return them to any library as happens currently or Wallyford Community Centre during this interim period.
We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing.  If you have any enquiries related to this closure, please phone:  01620 827827 and ask for Library HQ – Young People’s Services or you can email:

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Halloween Fun at East Lothian Libraries


Check out some of the great Halloween events happening at East Lothian Libraries.
Dunbar Library on Thursday 25th October from 6-7pm are having a Halloween event with spooky stories and games. Dress to scare! This event is for over 8's only. Book your space at Dunbar Library.

Dunbar Library will also be having a Halloween Crafts session on Friday 26th October 2018 from 2:30pm- 3:30pm. Make your own mask and scary spider, take part in a scavenger hunt and there will also a prize for the best fancy dress. No need to book just drop in.

East Linton Library will have Halloween drop in activities on during the school holidays whilst open.

Gullane Library will be having a small craft session on the afternoon of Tuesday 30th October. There are a few things to make but all with the Halloween theme. The session will run from 3.30pm – 4.15pm.  All ages welcome
Longniddry Library are having a Spooky Halloween Craft session on Wed 31st October at 3.30pm- 4.30pm.
North Berwick Library will be having Halloween Stories and Crafts on Wednesday 31st October from 4.00-5.00pm. The event is free and for ages 6-11.
Prestonpans Library will be having spooky crafts on 17th October between 10-1pm.
Tranent Library on Friday 19th October are having a free Halloween Craft Session from 2pm-3pm. Come along and make some spooky masks. Open to all ages. 
Tranent Library are delighted to announce the launch of a Spooky Story Competition. Write your story in under 250 words and submit your entry by Monday 22nd October. Open to ages 0-16. Collect your entry form from Tranent library and win prizes!
Also don’t miss Tranent Library’s Halloween Party on Friday 26th October from 3pm-4:30pm. They’ll be dookin for apples, playing spooky games, having a Ghost Treasure Hunt, a Pumpkin PiƱata, Terrible Treats, and Fancy Dress. They will also be announcing the winners of the Spooky Story Competition!