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Sutherland libraries lay on a wide range of of activities and displays to celebrate Book Week Scotland


By Caroline McMorran

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High Life Highland libraries has a huge range of activities for literary lovers in Sutherland and across the Highlands this Book Week Scotland.

The annual celebration of books and reading takes place across the country between November 15 and 21.

Book Week Scotland kicks off today (Monday, November 15), marking the 10th anniversary of the country-wide celebration of reading and writing.
Book Week Scotland kicks off today (Monday, November 15), marking the 10th anniversary of the country-wide celebration of reading and writing.

From Bettyhill to Brora, High Life Highland principal libraries manager Julie Corcoran promises the week will have something for everyone.

She said: “This year’s theme is celebration and with our libraries once again open for visitors, that’s something we can all celebrate.

“We’ve got books sales, author visits, arts and crafts and a free Book Week Scotland book for people throughout the week, plus there will be special themed Bookbug Sessions, displays and mystery book bags for those looking for something different to read.”

High Life Highland libraries are free to join, giving you access to not just physical books, magazines, newspapers and computers, but thousands of titles through its online service too.

High Life Highlands runs 40 libraries and eight mobile libraries. To find your nearest library or sign up, visit www.highlifehighland.com/libraries or search Facebook to join the community.

Here is what is happening at libraries in Sutherland this week:

Bettyhill Library and Service Point

A local history display from the Strathnaver museum collection.

A celebration of local culture with live music and books.

Bonar Bridge Library

Bonar Bridge nursery is to receive Bookbug Explorer Bags for children who missed out on getting their bags while in lockdown.

A wall display of current children's books.

Brora Library and Cultural Centre

A book sale.

Dornoch Academy Library.

An author's live Young Scottish Voices Panel for S3 pupils.

A Remembrance Day display.

Golspie High School Library

Book Week Scotland bunting created by pupils will be on display throughout the week.

Neil Gunn book display.

Golspie Library

A themed display will feature in the library on the High Life Highland Countryside Rangers Service.

Helmsdale Library

A Lucky Dip book display.

A themed book display will feature in the library throughout the week.

Lairg Library

A book display on Scottish authors will feature in the library throughout the week.

Themed reading and classroom arts sessions at Lairg Primary School.

Ullapool Community Library

A Bookbug Session in Scots.

Book sale.


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