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Case Study: Author talks return to Book Week Scotland 









Author talks return to Book Week Scotland

Author talks and the return of school visits were amongst the activities which returned for Book Week Scotland (15 to 21 Nov 2021).

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country and is organised by the Scottish Book Trust. It aims to bring people of all ages and all walks of life together to share the joy of reading.

ANGUSalive Libraries had several events taking place over the week, including talks by well-known authors Andrew Murray Scott (Monifieth), Jess Smith (Kirriemuir), Kirsten McKenzie ((Montrose) and Chris Longmuir (Forfar).

While the number of attendees was down on previous years due to capacity restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we received positive feedback from both authors and readers pleased to see the return of such events.

The ANGUSalive Libraries Team also visited schools in Angus to promote the library service, engaging children in reading and delivering Bookbug family bags to Primary 1 as well as the ‘Read, Write and Count’ bags to Primary 2 and 3 children. The bags were full of books and resources to help inspire children, parents, guardians, and carers to develop a love of reading. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the team had restricted engagement with Angus schools; however, sixty-three children and nineteen adults received gifted packs from the libraries team during November.

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