Young People’s Services (Library)


Woody enjoying being read a story

The Scottish Book trust Prize went to Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall so not what we voted for at Kings Meadow primary School  but still enjoyed by some. The last week of the Homework club we had a visit from Therapets. This is a volunteer charity which encourages reading with pets. Children can read to the dogs with confidence as the dog makes no judgement on them. We had Woody, a saluki, visit us and he was just wonderful. All the children gave him a hug and cuddles as well as a little story. We hope to have Woody back again on another occassion. Homework Club Resumes on Wednesday 29th April for the summer term.Judy Hayman is just about to publish her third Dragon Tales and we are excited to say she is coming to the library to Launch her book on Friday 24th April at 2.30pm. Judy will read from her book and be signing copies which will be available to buy. Some New titles to watch out for (9-12yrs) Cassie Beasely Circus Mirandus, Gabrielle Kent Alfie Bloom: the secrets of Hexbridge Castle.Teen and YA Spohie Kinsella Finding Audrey and a nice reprint of Astrid Lindgren Pippi Longstocking.  Hugless Douglas! Don’t you just want to give him a hug? Well you can as we are holding an extra special storytime on 16th April. Thursday 10.30am and 2.30pm. Go on come along and give him a hug. Free event. 

The library always welcomes School and Nursery visits. Contact the library if you would like to bring a class or group for a visit.Remember to check the library web page for all the current new children’s book coming into library stock

ebooks are now available for children. Down load the Borrow Box app from the app store.


Library Activities:

We run a wide range of activities, including Bookbug Rhymetime, craft events, storytime, class visits and the summer reading challenge and a teen summer reading challenge.

East Lothian Library is now a subscriber to Wood of Words. You just need your library card to access it.   You will find fun word games, book extracts, writing ideas and lots more.

For more suggestions take a look at It’s a fabulous guide to children’s authors. You can look for  suggestions by age group, genre and theme, short stories, titles for dsylexic readers and lots more. The website is available through the library website, you just need your library number to log on.


1. Reading groups

We are members of the Chatterbooks network and run several reading groups and a writing group, involving children from six years old to teens.

2. Author events
Most author events are partly funded by the Scottish Booktrust. Other author sessions are normally from local authors who kindly donate their time. We work closely with schools to ensure full benefit from an author visit and

3. Homework Club

The Library Homework Club which is managed by the library and run by  PGV checked volunteers. P4 – P7 pupils can come along and receive free help with their homework, along with enjoying some games and crafts. This is a very popular Club.

For further information and to book a place, please contact the library. 01620 820680

New books and DVDs!
We’ve got lots of new things in the library – check out the links below to see what’s fresh in:
New junior items
New picture books


Agnès Guyon – Senior Librarian – Young People’s Services- Library and Museum Headquarters – Dunbar Road – Haddington – EH41 3PJ

Direct Dial: 01620 828 212
Email: [email protected]

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