Book Week Scotland gets dog-eared at Braehead!

Braehead School celebrated Book Week Scotland today (Wednesday 29 November) with four paws rather than a foreword today when police dog Bruce joined in a special reading session for pupils.

The 18 month old Sprocker Spaniel joined his handler Police Scotland Constable Steve Warden and Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson who read to Primary 3 and Primary 4 classes at the school.

Book Week Scotland runs until Saturday 2 December and offers a selection of free events and activities for all ages across Aberdeen City Libraries.

Aberdeen City Council’s Convener of Education and Children’s Services Committee Councillor John Wheeler said: “By hosting special events with renowned authors and special sessions for children we want to encourage all ages to experience and enjoy the benefits of reading. The events are bound to be popular so I would encourage early booking to avoid disappointment.”

Events include:

Book Week Scotland Storytime with Michelle Sloan

Thursday 30 November – 3.45pm-4.30pm

Cults Library, 429 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen

Join Aberdeen City Libraries for a special story time session this Book Week Scotland.

In addition to reading the titles shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlisted author Michelle Sloan, nominated for Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee will read from her own book.

There will also be the opportunity to cast your vote for your favourite title at the event in one of our special voting boxes. The story time session is suitable for children aged from three to seven years old.

Booking is essential for this free event as places are limited. To book, contact Cults Library on 01224 868346 or email cultslibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Scribbling In the Margins with Daniel Gray

Saturday 2 December – 2.30pm-4pm

Aberdeen City Libraries rounds off the week with a celebration with author and broadcaster Daniel Gray.

Following his successful events at this summer’s Edinburgh International Book Festival Daniel will celebrate the joy of the written word with his new book Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books. He will explain why he thinks there are at least 50 reasons to love reading.