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News: Mascot, Crafts Sale, Fife History and Book Reviews

We’re so pleased to have the doors open again and to welcome you back into the library. Of course we still have the usual safety measures in place – please check our website for details.

Snowy Owl

When you visit you will see our new library mascot, a snowy owl, sitting on the issue desk.

The Library’s new snowy owl mascot

The owl will be flying off to Pittenweem Primary next week as we’re running a Name the Owl competition for the children with prizes for the winner and runner-up.

Crafts Sale

As the Arts Festival has been cancelled, the Pittenweem Community Craft group have very generously decided to have a sale in the library instead with all the proceeds donated to Library funds.

Crafts Sale

The sale started on Monday 24 May and will continue in June. Since we haven’t been able to run our usual fundraising events this is really welcome news. Please come along to admire the beautiful items, all made locally – ideal for gifts or a treat for yourself.

Fife History

Since we took over the library from Fife Council we have been building up the local history section. The latest additions include 111 Places in Fife That You Shouldn’t Miss (by Gillian Tait), described as the ultimate insider’s guide to Fife, and Fife at Work, Carol McNeill’s pictorial history of the days when Fife was home to a wide variety of traditional industries, including mining, farming, fishing, pottery and textile factories, shipping and shipbuilding.

Sadly we don’t have an original copy of Walter Wood’s The East Neuk of Fife: its History and Antiquities, Geology, Botany and Natural History in General (1862) but we have a facsimile copy on order which will be arriving soon, along with The Place Names of Fife vol. 3 (St Andrews and the East Neuk) by Taylor and Markus.

We have also bought many of the titles featured in our book reviews newsletter, including

  • Small Pleasures (Clare Chambers),
  • The Truants (Kate Weinberg),
  • English Pastoral (James Rebanks),
  • and four volumes of Michael Hambling’s Sophie Allen series.

We look forward to seeing you in the library!