OnFife Libraries are celebrating the lifelong love of reading as part of Book Week Scotland next week (15-21 November).

There will be thought-provoking and fun activities for children and adults on the theme of celebration, championing the joy of reading.

To give you just a taster, families can create their own bespoke stories in sessions with writer and performer Beth Hamilton-Cardus  at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries on Saturday 20 November. She will work with one family at a time for a 30-minute child-led workshop. Sessions are free but need to be booked in advance.  There is more information and you can book here: Beth Hamilton-Cardus

Have your tastebuds tempted at Rothes Halls on Thursday (18 November) with local author Helen Welsh chatting about her Scottish food and drink memories and her world filled with flavour. Tickets cost £4 and include a wee Scottish food and drink treat on the night. There is more information and you can book here: Helen Welsh

And still on the culinary theme at Rothes Halls, Chris Duffy, a former actor and puppeteer and founder of the Auchtermuchty Food Museum, will be talking about 18th century food writers, Leslie House and our very own Eat Like an Earl project. The event is free. You can book here: Chris Duffy.

Author events for young people include activities with Slam Poet Champion MiKo Berry, who will be hosting a free video mini-series on writing and performing poetry;  and school events with Jonathan Meres and his new picture book Scaredy Bat, and authors Ian Mark (Monster Hunting for Beginners) and Carlie Sorosiak (Roar Like a Lion).

Children in Aberdour, Anstruther, Auchtermuchty, Elie and Kincardine are also being invited to join a Book Week Scotland Mini Reading Challenge. These youngsters had to miss out on our Summer Reading Challenge when their local libraries were hit by Covid restrictions libraries.

Find out more about our Book Week Scotland events here.