Tuesday, 18 June 2013

North Berwick library on the move!

After 14 months the refurbishment is complete and North Berwick library is going back to School Road, opening on Wednesday 3rd July at 10.00am. The extended premises are bright and spacious offering more display and casual seating areas, a dedicated children’s section, exhibition space, three interview rooms, which will be used by Council departments to meet with local residents on a whole range of topics and The Vallis Room, which may be booked by local groups and organisations during library opening hours.

As well as the public access computers there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building as well as photocopying and printing facilities for a small charge. There is a brand new DVD collection with all the latest releases available for hire at £1.00 per week.

During the summer there will be plenty to keep the children entertained with the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge, Bookbug sessions for under 4 year olds, story times, book group and a drop in craft session every Friday afternoon.
We are delighted that Mary Contini, hugely popular author and a director of the famous Italian delicatessen, Valvona & Crolla in Edinburgh, will be joining us to celebrate our opening at 7.00pm on 3rd July. Free event, no tickets required.

A big thank you to Adrian Girling and his staff who shared their SPACE with us in Tantallon Road. We may not have converted many of our customers to skateboarding, but hopefully loads of the boarders who have been borrowing books and dvds as well as using our computers will come and visit us in School Road. We close tonight (Tuesday 18th June) at 7.00pm.
Customer Service staff are re-locating from the Area Office at the Beehive and a wide range of services will now be offered from the School Road building.

The building is fully accessible with a lift providing alternative access to the Coastal Communities Museum upstairs, which will be operated by the Coastal Communities Museum Trust in partnership with East Lothian Council. The CCMT have been working hard over recent months raising funds to fit out their museum, recruiting and training volunteers as well as researching and writing  their inaugural exhibition: ‘Open for the Open’. The exhibition will be a celebration of East Lothian’s historic golf coast, covering the history of the game, its rise in popularity here and the return of the Open Championship to Muirfield this year. The exhibition will display some of the fascinating artefacts owned by local golf clubs and items from the ELC Museum collection. For more information please contact hello@coastalmuseum.org.


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