MSP to send ‘love letter’ to library

Fiona McLeod MSP
Fiona McLeod MSP

MSP Fiona McLeod will be celebrating Book Week Scotland by sending her local library a love letter!

This year’s Book Week theme is Love and Libraries and intends to celebrate reading and libraries around the country from 24th – 30th November.

The Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP said: “Obviously being a librarian and the chairperson of the Scottish Library Information Council (SLIC) I may be a bit biased, but libraries have always been very special places to me. That is why Book Week Scotland is asking you to send a love letter to your favourite library and to the often unsung heroes you’ll find there – the librarians.

“As a child they can open your eyes to new lands or galaxies, help you study and find new interests – but no matter what - there are so many topics to choose from there is bound to be something for everyone.

“As part of all the fun the Scottish Book Trust are asking people to name their favourite character from a Scottish book. I voted for Jack Parlabane from Christopher Brookmyre’s series of books – I can read his books over and over and still love his characters and choice of vocabulary – very funny but sometimes very rude!

“Last year over 300,000 books were given out to P1 pupils – the equivalent of 3 books per child, this year five lucky libraries will be receiving a piece of especially commissioned art to commemorate the event.

“We are very lucky in that Lennoxtown library has been chosen to receive a new and dynamic artwork inspired by the poem, ‘Dear Library’ by Jackie Kay. I am looking forward to seeing what the artist comes up with.’