Reading and Digital Fun

Reading and Digital Fun

Reading and Digital Fun

Reading and Digital Fun

Reading and Digital Fun
Reading and Digital Fun

Relax and Read

Have you signed up to Summer Reading this year? Sit back and enjoy a good read. Visit one of our libraries to pick up a book, browse our catalogue to reserve a title or access our digital library to download our eResources.

To get you started why not check out our new selection of Bear Grylls Adventures books for ages 9+

Book Recommendations by Pupils at Aberdeenshire Academies

Pupils from Aboyne, Banchory, Banff, Ellon, Kemnay and Mackie Academies were asked to recommend one book or more for the Summer Reading initiative. Here is the list of the books compiled, which are available in various formats and can be reserved through our Library Catalogue or via the Digital Library.

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Read the books? Now test your knowledge

Check out our fun digital displays where you will find popular book titles and series. All you have to do is click on the book to access the quiz and answer the questions! How well will you do?

And completing one or more will mean you get to mark off a circle or circles on your collector's card.

Summer Reading

Summer is here and we have lots of exciting reading ideas for you. Check out our digital display that includes easy summer reads, water safety advice and information about how to stay safe in the sun as you sit out and read your summer novels and so much more: Healthy Reading for Holidays

North East Literary Quiz

How well do you know your local authors?  Test your local literary knowledge by trying our geographical author quiz.  How many can you answer correctly? Start North East Geographical Literary Quiz 2

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Virtual Reading Room

Summer Reading is not just for children, adults can take part too. Check out our Virtual Reading room for book suggestions, recommendations and other reading information for our grown-up readers:

Virtual Reading Room

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Virtual Events

Adult and Family Craft Sessions

  • 18th August, 2pm - 3pm: Join Renee and Aurora for this fun adult craft session.  Save money and learn how to invisibly mend items. You can either sit back and watch the session, or invisibly repair that much loved item that you can’t bear to throw away by following Renee’s instructions during this live session

Book a Virtual Craft Session


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Bookbug's Songs and Rhymes app

Download the Bookbug app and sing along to your favorite songs and Rhymes: Bookbug's Songs and Rhymes app

Keep an eye out for Bookbug Sessions starting up indoors via Libraries Events Page

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STEM Activities for all the family

Especially for primary aged children. You will not need any complicated equipment or ingredient for these science experiments. Completing one will mean you get to mark off a circle on your collector's card. These have been provided by Community Learning and Development.

Creative Competition Postcards

Cheer up your friends and loved ones by sending them a virtual postcard to let them know what you have been getting up to this Summer. The postcards were designed by our Summer Reading 2020 creative competition winners.

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Story Trails - NHS Grampian

Story Trails across Aberdeenshire created by NHSG Aberdeenshire Children's Speech & Language Therapy Service. Runs from the 21st June and running until the 16th August. The stories this year are the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man. Each one has a QR code to a signed story and then there are activities, story sequences and take-home activities, all relevant to the story theme. Visit their Facebook page for further information

Links to online activities

Lots of fun book related activities for you to do at home

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Scottish Book Trust - Outdoor Activities

Stream My Story - Collaboration between Scottish Libraries, authors and storytellers

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