Kippen Kids’ New Library
On Thursday 21st March a new Children’s library was opened in Kippen Reading Rooms, offering a free service to all local children to borrow, swap and read books, as well as offering the opportunity to meet up with friends over a drink and a snack.
The Library was officially opened by Carole Logan, Headteacher of Kippen Primary School, and the event was enjoyed by many villagers who were able to chat over a cup of coffee or juice whilst perusing the books on offer.
The Library will be open to all every Thursday 2:30 – 4:30pm during term time and will also offer storytelling sessions, all free of charge. Books are aimed at 0 to 12-year olds and children are to be accompanied by an adult.
Caroline Thompson has worked over the past few months to put together this Library with the help of Abbé Farrell of Wee Free Trossachs Libraries and the support of many members of the community, who have been very generous in donating books and other items needed to set up the Library. Rea Gourlay has kindly offered to tend the Library each week during term time, hopefully with the help of other volunteers.
The next stage of the project will involve creating an outdoors waterproof bookshelf, to be housed in the gardens of Kippen Reading Rooms, to allow children to access books during the school holidays.