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World Book Night

Enjoy World Book Night at Haddington Library – Sun 23 April

Published: Thursday 20th April 2017

Enjoy events at Haddington Library on Sun 23 April, part of World Book Night.

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Council partnerships provide return of mobile library service

Published: Thursday 14th April 2016

Return of mobile library service to rural areas

East Lothian Library Service

East Lothian Council Library Service introduce a Borrower Policy

Published: Wednesday 23rd March 2016

A new Borrower Policy will be introduced for all members of East Lothian Council Library Service with effect from April 2016.

3d printer

Library service launches 3D printer opportunities

Published: Tuesday 13th October 2015

3D printer offers new opportunities for school projects, hobbyists and local businesses

Inside North Berwick library

Appeal to return overdue items during library amnesty

Published: Friday 25th September 2015

Any overdue books, CDs or DVDs lying around?

family history day 2015

Family History Day

Published: Friday 7th August 2015

Who are we? And where did we come from? Join us at the John Gray Centre for Family History Day, 29th August, and maybe you’ll find some clues to help you find the answers to these eternal questions!

Be Online

Be Online this Spring

Published: Tuesday 10th February 2015

Events to help you get online this Spring

Penguins and Dragons

Debi Gliori and Gavin Francis take a trip to Antarctica

Published: Thursday 29th January 2015

Join Debi Gliori and Gavin Francis for this unique family event at Haddington Library on 7th February for National Libraries Day.

Libraries Day

National Libraries Day 2015

Published: Monday 26th January 2015

National Libraries Day returns in 2015 on Saturday 7th February, with events taking place all week starting on 2nd February in libraries across East Lothian.

Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel

Murder Mystery at East Lothian Libraries

Published: Tuesday 16th September 2014

Popular author Ann Cleeves has created a Shetland themed murder mystery as part of a celebration of libraries up and down the country.


Wealth of reading in local libraries

Published: Friday 11th July 2014

A celebration of reading and Commonwealth authors

North Berwick

Chatty streets are happy streets!

Published: Wednesday 7th May 2014

Youngsters enjoy community Bookbug event in North Berwick library

Picture of a book lying open

Changes ahead for mobile library service

Published: Wednesday 15th January 2014

Council reviews mobile service and proposes new route and timetable


All local libraries receive free copy of Jamie Oliver book

Published: Friday 30th August 2013

Save with Jamie donated to local libraries

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Mobile library 2 unavailable

Published: Thursday 23rd May 2013

Problems to mobile library van 2 mean it's unfortunately off the road

Butterly resting on an open book

Writing competition for children

Published: Wednesday 17th April 2013

Children under 16 in East Lothian and Midlothian encouraged to enter writing competition

Celebrate National Libraries Day

Published: Wednesday 30th January 2013

Local libraries have extra events planned to mark National Libraries Day

Photo - School kids

Homework club volunteers wanted

Published: Friday 14th December 2012

Local libraries to launch new Homework Clubs for primary age children

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland

Published: Friday 23rd November 2012

Local libraries offer full programme in celebration of national event

Young writer of the year prize giving

Young writer of the year 2012

Published: Thursday 20th September 2012

Talented youngsters achieve writing success

Children in a library

Spark your imagination

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

Children sign-up for the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland.

Library staff

Free new audiobook service at libraries

Published: Friday 22nd June 2012

East Lothian libraries are now offering One Click Digital, a free e-audiobook download service.

Photo - Andrew the shepard

Launch of Clipper audio book service

Published: Monday 11th June 2012

Now CLICK and LISTEN to Audio Books !.. Andrew listens to his with his sheepdog

Dunbar Library prepares for move

Published: Tuesday 24th April 2012

Dunbar Library closes its Castellau premises on Saturday 28 April and moves to the Bleachingfield Centre.

John Gray Centre Library now open

Haddington library reopens

Published: Friday 9th March 2012

Haddington Library has reopened its doors today in the brand new John Gray Centre.

Library Reward Scheme presentation

New scheme to reward regular readers

Published: Monday 30th January 2012

Every sixth request is free in new library initiative

Library Reward Scheme presentation

New scheme to reward regular readers

Published: Monday 30th January 2012

Every sixth request is free in new library initiative

Crime author to visit Gullane library

Published: Tuesday 17th January 2012

Free tickets available from all East Lothian libraries

Port Seton Library

Writer of the Year 2011

Published: Wednesday 8th June 2011

Entrants invited to try out for Writer of Year competition

A life in crime

Published: Friday 23rd October 2009

Author to visit Dunbar Library to share her writing tips.

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