Library corner

Temporary Closures

Kirriemuir Library’s interior is going to be brightened up considerably with a full internal redecoration, new energy saving lighting, a new reception desk, a new layout for the shelving, and an extension of the office and staffroom.

Doors close at Reform Street at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and open at 5 Bank Street (the old Access Office) on Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m.

Due to essential maintenance, Forfar Library also will be closed on Saturday, June 8. Customers of both libraries can use any other Angus Library during these closures and items can be renewed online at or by phoning any of the other Angus Libraries.

Bookbug’s Big Adventure

Staff would love to see Forfar and Kirriemuir children at their joint library venture to celebrate Bookbug week by going along to the special Bookbug session at Forfar Leisure Centre on May 23 from 10.30 to 11 a.m. Join in with songs and rhymes on the grassy area to the side of the Leisure Centre hall. If raining, the event will be held inside.

Creepy House

The countdown to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is on. There are only about 40 days to go and staff are looking forward to the launch date of July 1. This year’s theme is Creepy House and the challenge is open to all primary school aged children. Pop into the library from June 17 to register. Younger brothers and sisters can take part in the Bookbug’s Library Challenge which runs alongside the Summer Reading Challenge.


Angus Libraries are beginning to run ‘HiPad’ classes to learn more about iPads. These are suitable for complete beginners and last seven hours run over four weeks. For more information or to put your name down for the class contact your local library.

World Book Night

Thanks to all who came along to the events to have cake and a cuppa and get a free copy of one of the four special books staff had to give away.

The poet and writer Kenneth Steven entertained at Kirriemuir reading some of his works including the latest – ‘A Song Among the Stones’ which recounts in verse the voyages of 6th century Celtic monks from Scotland to Iceland.