New & Free Treasure Tours at the John Gray Centre!

13/02/201511:33 am17/02/2015 3:13 pmLeave a Comment

Did you know we hold original letters signed by Mary Queen of Scots? Would you believe that we have an official charter sealed by Robert the Bruce, from 1318? Or a burial urn dating back to the Bronze Age? These are just a few of the treasures we hold. Bring your group for a guided […]

Fast into February at the library

26/01/20154:46 pmLeave a Comment

The year is already starting to whizz by as we rush headlong into February with National Libraries Week beginning on the 2nd of the month. WE LOVE THE LIBRARY so let’s celebrate! We’ve got lots happening, including: the treasure train – we’re asking everyone to fill in a ‘carriage’ telling us about their favourite childhood book and […]

Another year at the JGC library

16/12/20141:24 pm19/10/2015 11:42 amLeave a Comment

It will be three years in March since the library opened in the John Gray Centre. Lots of things are now established, like our Homework club, which causes a great gust of noise when the children appear each Wednesday afternoon, Chatterbooks, book groups, the Sporting Memories Group, all meeting in the library and Star Room. […]

Book Week Scotland 24-30th November. Don’t Miss it!

07/11/20142:40 pm07/11/2014 3:49 pmLeave a Comment

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading which takes place every November. www.booktrustscotland.com You can pick up a programme from the library but here’s a taster of Haddington library events. Tuesday 25th  John Cairney , writer, actor, raconteur, will be chatting with our Sports Reminince  boys at 11am and everyone is […]

November news from the library

28/10/20145:27 pmLeave a Comment

Now Halloween is (nearly) over, it’s Fireworks, then the run down to Chr… shhh! Before that though, we have a busy month here in all our libraries, culminating in Scottish Book Week, 24–30 November. On 5 November, Community Group, Strive (‘Supporting You and Connecting Communities’) will be here to promote their work and hopefully enlist […]

The Beginning of Haddington Library

27/05/201411:45 am29/05/2014 11:16 amLeave a Comment

Imagine if some library books went missing and it was announced all through the town accompanied by someone beating a drum … Imagine some of those books going missing because rats and mice living in the library ate them … Imagine a library without heating, and with the windows left wide open in all weathers […]

Easter bunny sleepover

Library news for April and May

23/04/20145:57 pm23/04/2014 5:58 pmLeave a Comment

We hope you had a lovely time over the Easter holidays. We had a lot of fun at the library, that’s for sure! As our teddybear sleepover was so successful during Scottish Book Week in November we decided to have an Easter bunny Sleepover. As you can see from the photos, we had bunnies, lambs […]

Spring Has Arrived

19/03/20142:46 pmLeave a Comment

Our new paving outside the library is just about complete and I have to say it’s not been as disruptive as we had first thought and it’s looking pretty good. Our Tree tub planters have daffodils showing their green stocks which will flower shortly, so we can say, things are looking spring like at John […]

What on at the library this week …

11/02/20148:32 pm12/02/2014 7:58 amLeave a Comment

Maybe you have been in the library this week and noticed our “Community Reads” board. In the library we have asked various people what they are reading at the moment. Why not contribute and tell us what you are reading there is room on the board for more! You may also be surprised or inspired […]

National Libraries Week

06/02/20146:33 pmLeave a Comment

This week it is National Libraries week so Love Your Library. What do you use your library for? People use it for lots of different reasons. If you check our facebook page you can see what some of the readers in Haddington use the library for. We also asked well known people in the community what they were reading at the […]