Category Archives: Community Links

How to Access Free Ebooks and Audio Books From Edinburgh Libraries

Dear Parents and Carers,

All libraries will close from 5pm on Thursday 19 March until further notice.  No fines or room hire charges will apply during the period of closure. Your Library is always open online to borrowing ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers and access on your computer or mobile device.

Adults can join the library on line for their children and get a temporary membership for 6 months to borrow three items at a time (including ebooks, books for children and books in other languages than English etc).  When the 6 months expire you need to go to the library with prof of ID to register for full membership and to register your child/ren too.

The link, with full details how to register is below:

https://yourlibrary.edinburgh.gov.uk/web/arena/join-the-library

Thank you

Mrs Honeyman

Open Streets Free Family Event March 1st

Open Streets on street of and around the Royal Mile is happening this Sunday. The Royal Mile will be closed to traffic and all sorts of events and performances will take place.

Edinburgh museums and galleries will offering the following.

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At City Art Centre (Moved from the Museum of Childhood)

Sunday 1 March, 11.15am – 1.15pm or 2.15pm – 4.15pm

Colourful Paper Spinners

With lots of games to discover at the museum, come along and make your own paper spinner to give you hours of fun spinning. With artist Norlyne Rosewarne. Free and drop-in, no need to book.

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At the Peoples Story Museum

Sunday 1 March, 2pm – 3pm

Gardyloo!

Join our costumed performers Edinburgh Living History for a trip back to the 18th century. Learn about life on the streets of Edinburgh. Hear about the Porteous Riots and Lord Provost Drummond warns people about the dangers of pickpockets, the insanitary conditions and the perils of gardez loo and how much he has given to the city. Free and drop-in, no need to book.

Gorgie Farm Update

For those who haven’t heard the news over the weekend the future of our local city farm, well loved by Dalry families, has been secured by educational and social care charity Love Learning.

We at Dalry Primary wish them good luck and look forward to visiting when the gates reopen.

We also thank all who have been involved in this swift process at the council, the former farm staff and the wider community in Gorgie and Dalry.

Free Ebooks and Audiobooks

Did you know you can borrow ebooks on your phone, tablet, PC or Kindle via the Edinburgh Library service? There’s even a kids and teens book section.

You can also borrow audiobooks.

You don’t even need to be a member or visit the library to get started as you can get an instant temporary digital membership.

To find out more click here to head over to the library website.