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Usual hours resume at Forres Library in time to host summer reading challenge


By Garry McCartney

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Library staff members Natalie Plewa and Belinda Matthewman.
Library staff members Natalie Plewa and Belinda Matthewman.

FORRES Library is back to its original opening hours and appointments are no longer required.

Information services librarian Joan Wood has confirmed members are again welcome from Monday to Wednesday from 10am-5pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-8pm and on Saturdays from 10am-noon, however, bookings are still required for PCs

She said: “There are still reduced numbers in the library at any one time with a one-way system in place. Hand sanitiser is available.”

She added: “What else would you want to do during a lovely sunny day but relax in the garden with a book of your choice! The benefits of reading for wellbeing are well documented and our selection of mood-boosting books has something for everyone!”

Jessica Fearon aims to read at least six books during the holidays.
Jessica Fearon aims to read at least six books during the holidays.

The Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) running has the theme of ‘Wild World Heroes’ and is a celebration of the environment. Developed in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature, it will inspire children to stand up for our planet.

Children are encouraged to join to enjoy library books. Participants need to borrow six over the summer and tell staff about them, entitling them to receive stickers to complete a collector’s card.

Ruben Evans is up for the summer challenge.
Ruben Evans is up for the summer challenge.

“There are various other rewards that can be collected,” said Joan. “There is a vast array of books in Moray’s libraries and any book on any subject can be borrowed to complete the task.”

Puzzles and activities are also available.

“There is a themed display in place as part of the SRC,” finished Joan. “Our staff have made a huge effort to make the library even more fun!”

Big reader, Rachel Ward.
Big reader, Rachel Ward.


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