Aberdeenshire Libraries: Books and Buses

Deborah Leslie at Mintlaw Primary
Category: Reading

Deborah Leslie, our Aberdeenshire Reader in Residence, has been bombarded by buses this month. She had been travelling the length of the county, taking the Aberdeenshire Reading Bus on the road to bring reading straight to your door!

First up was Mintlaw Primary School where Deborah shared plans with students about an upcoming trip for library staff to Zambia, and then led readings and stories with an African theme.

Also on the list was Kenmay Academy where pupils were celebrating World Book Day with readings and a sharing session for students’ own writing.

Most exciting of all however is the news that several members of the Aberdeenshire libraries staff will soon be making a trip to Zambia to work on a Book Bus, bringing books and reading to the rural communities there!

Read more about their trip at Deborah’s blog, and see pictures here!

Our Readers in Residence are in place within five library authorities across Scotland, working directly with libraries to help build reading communities. Each Reader works in tandem with a host library, encouraging local communities to get involved with the library and to enjoy reading for pleasure.

Our Readers in Residence are as follows:

Alison Miller is in residence in Orkney Library. Read Alison’s blog here.

Magi Gibson is in residence at the Glasgow Women’s Library. Read Magi’s blog here.

Emily Dodd is in residence at Leith Library, Edinburgh. Read Emily’s blog here.

Drew Campbell is in residence at East Renfrewshire Libraries.

Deborah Leslie is in residence at Aberdeenshire Libraries. Read Deborah’s blog here.