Monday, 28 September 2020

Book Week Scotland 2020


Book Week Scotland 2020: 16th – 22nd November

What’s your 2020 Vision?

No matter who you are and where you live it’s unlikely that your life wasn’t affected by this year’s events. 2020 really hasn’t been the year we’d all planned.

We’ve all had to cancel events, holidays, normal life and more and it continues to be a time of concern yet locally we’ve seen some fantastic examples of community spirit. Neighbours, organisations and individuals have supported local people and developed links that will help us work together for a brighter future.

For Book Week Scotland this year we’d like to hear about your 2020.  How was lockdown for you? How did your life change? Is your banana bread to die for? What were your parents’ home-schooling skills like? Did you paint a rainbow or add to a rock snake? Did you volunteer in your community or were you shielding and in receipt of some support?

Whatever life was like for you, let us know by emailing the link below, commenting on our posts or record yourself using the audio on your phone and send us your story.  Please tell us the following:

·         Your name

·         Your Community

·         Your lockdown story/memories

·         Your hopes for the future

Please include any photos within your stories and we’ll share them during Book Week Scotland on social media, in our archives and for some of them through community walks we’re planning.

Stories should be sent to Wilma Porteous –

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Changes to Services at Longniddry, North Berwick and Tranent Libraries

From Monday 7th September Longniddry Library will be offering a 'Click and Collect' Service.

Library members will be able to order in advance up to 6 titles and book a suitable collection date and time to pick up the order from the library.

Library members can 'Click and Collect' by clicking the link below;

If you are not a library member or don't have access to the internet/email please telephone Longniddry Library on 01620 827827 (ask for Longniddry Library) and a member of staff will assist you.

Opening hours for customers to collect books are as follows:

Mon – Wed               10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4.30 pm

Thu                          Closed

Fri                           10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4.30 pm

Sat                          10 am – 12.30 pm

and all visitors will be required to wear a face covering when accessing the building unless exempt.

It’s also planned that North Berwick Library will re-open for visitors the following week from Monday 7th September. Revised opening hours will be in operation:


  • Mon – Fri      10 am - 1pm and  2pm – 4.30pm
  • Saturday      10 am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

and all visitors who come into the library will be required to wear a face covering.

An appointment system will be in place for you to come in and browse as we must limit the number of customers coming into the library.  Please follow the guidance on our webpage.

Tranent Library will also be allowing access to PC's by appointment only. Please contact Tranent library on 01875 824150 to book an appointment.

Returning Items

If you currently have outstanding loans these can be returned to Haddington Library, Musselburgh Library, North Berwick Library, Tranent Library, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh, John Muir House - Haddington, Port Seton Community Centre and from 7th September Longniddry Library. All overdue fines have been suspended.