Dennistoun library, a wonderful two-storey Baroque building designed by Inverness architect James Robert Rhind, opened 29th December, 1905. It was the second Glasgow library constructed by a 1901 gift from Andrew Carnegie to the city of Glasgow.
What better excuse to make a visit to your local library than Book Week Scotland? It’s the first national celebration of books and reading, taking place from 26th November to 2nd December 2012.
The week-long programme of events is bursting with fantastic opportunities for people from all ages, interests and reading abilities, to embark or continue on a reading journey.
The perfect book to read during Book Week Scotland is My Favourite Place, a snapshot of Scotland’s favourite places collected as part of the My Favourite Place project run by Scottish Book Trust and BBC Radio Scotland. The book contains over thirty inspiring stories and poems by members of the public, alongside pieces from well-loved writers including Michael Palin, Alexander McCall Smith and Scotland’s makar Liz Lochhead. It also contains a series of illustrations from leading Scottish artists including Alasdair Gray, Louise Hopkins and Kate Davis.
150,000 copies of My Favourite Place are being given away the length and the breadth of the country, and Dennistoun library has copies available to take away and keep – for free!
Lots more information about Book Week Scotland is available at www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland-2012.
Details about the many services and activities available at Dennistoun library can be found on the Glasgow Life page here.
The story behind the Carnegie libraries of Scotland is told on the ScotCities site here.