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From Alness to Plockton libraries start off with Book Week Scotland

By Federica Stefani

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Free books will be given out at Fortrose library for the Book Week.
Free books will be given out at Fortrose library for the Book Week.

LIBRARIES across Ross-shire are participating to a national book event this week.

High Life Highland libraries will have a huge range of activities for literary lovers this Book Week Scotland, with Alness Academy Library incorporating COP26 with Book Week Scotland in displays and decorations, Averon Leisure Centre and Library running a themed Bookbug session and Barbara Henderson coming to promote her latest book Scottish by Inclination at Dingwall Community Library among other events.

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

From Fort William to Wick, HLH 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.”

Bookbug sessions are planned for Cromarty, Dingwall, Fortrose, Invergordon, Ullapool and Plockton Libraries, with the latter in Gaelic and o ve uploaded on the Facebook page, as well as Chris O’Malley reading his book Star Pyjamas.

Invergordon will also create a book tree, where visitors can write their favourite book or author on a leaf. Book displays and book groups will be on at various locations.

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.

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