This November, as part of Book Week Scotland 2019, Culture Perth and Kinross will be celebrating the first-ever Mobile Libraries Day in Scotland. This national initiative is being launched by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLiC) and is supported by the Scottish Government.
There are 49 mobile libraries across Scotland’s 22 local authority areas, serving over 3000 mobile library stops and almost 37,000 registered users. Local cultural charity, Culture Perth and Kinross, currently operates three mobile libraries that make over 3,500 stops across the region every year.
Culture Perth and Kinross’s mobile library service is greatly valued by its users, providing a lifeline for many rural communities, giving people a sense of belonging and helping reduce loneliness.
Also as part of Book Week Scotland 2019, Culture Perth and Kinross will celebrate with three author talks in communities across the area. On Tuesday, 19th November, The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Inspector McLean series, James Oswald will be appearing at Errol Village Hall to talk about his newest creation, Constance Fairchild.
Culture Perth and Kinross, currently operates three mobile libraries that make over 3,500 stops across the region every year.
For Mobile Library Day on Wednesday, 20th November, Scottish novelist and screenwriter Lin Anderson, best known for her bestselling series featuring forensic scientist Dr. Rhona MacLeod, will be appearing at Dunning Village Hall. Lin is the co-founder of the international crime writing festival Bloody Scotland.
The final event by Culture Perth and Kinross for Book Week Scotland 2019 will see Glasgow-born crime writer, Alex Gray discuss the latest book in her William Lorimer series, “The Stalker” at Blair Atholl Village Hall on Saturday, 23 November.
At each of the events, a Culture Perth and Kinross mobile library will be parked outside the venue, allowing visitors to discover the many benefits and value that the mobile library service brings to communities across the region.
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