Library’s busy summer

CARNOUSTIE Library has had a busy summer!

The Summer Reading Challenge has been a big success with children enjoying reading their books at home and taking part in activity days at the library. There were two sessions to use artistic skills; designing masks and stamps, and then a fun indoor sports event inspired by the Olympics. There’s also been a Treasure Hunt in the junior books section with those who successfully found all six hidden character pictures winning a small prize.

‘Down Memory Lane’ is quickly growing very popular, with the topic of schooldays being discussed last time. It’s a relaxed informal group. You can come along and talk as much as you like, or just listen.

The graphic novels group discussed representations of women last time and this was a lively discussion. Characters such as those by Jaime Hernandez were discussed. His books have been running for 30 years and the characters age in real time, so we’ve seen ‘Maggie the Mechanic’ drawn as a teenager up until now where she’s a woman in her 50s.

Also rolling along due to popular demand has been the library’s annual big book sale. There is also a smaller ongoing sale all year round downstairs. Grab yourself a bargain.

Last but not least, the Carnoustie Photo Group held an excellent exhibition upstairs in the gallery. Always worth a look and this year was no exception.