A new Community Library in East Lothian opened its doors earlier this month, helping to support the growing local population.
The Community Library at Wallyford Primary, located in the newbuild school, replaces an older, smaller facility. With lots of additional space and a larger staff team, the new library is well placed to serve the residents of East Lothian both now and in the future.
The library further benefits from the addition of a Community Librarian who will not only work closely with Wallyford Primary School but other primary schools within the local cluster.
The library is used by local pupils as well as members of the local community. Extended opening hours have helped to attract visitors and regular library events, like sessions with Visual Storyteller Angus Bathgate, are already underway.
Children have also started bringing in their families to see the library out of school hours, with feedback about the new space and facilities on offer being very positive.
East Lothian Council’s Chief Executive Angela Leitch said: “East Lothian is Scotland’s fastest growing local authority area and the pace and scale of development in Wallyford offers significant opportunities to our residents such as these new education and community facilities.
“Working with partners and making links to other strategic developments, we are sustainably growing the county and ensuring the economic benefits flow through to our communities.”
Plans are now afoot to create a community garden in the new courtyard space outside and to bus older members of the community to the library to ensure they can make the most of the newfound space.
You can contact East Lothian Libraries for more information on opening hours and services available at Wallyford Library.