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Skoobs to brighten up Renfrewshire libraries

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Skoobs to brighten up Renfrewshire libraries.

Kids in Renfrewshire will get a colourful surprise the next time they go to the library.

The Skoobs, a group of playful monsters, will brighten up Renfrewshire libraries in a bid to get more kids to join their local library.

From 6 October, kids who join the library will receive a special Skoobs passport and goodies every time they visit.

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They will also receive a special certificate if they complete three SuperSkoob challenges – book reading, fact finding and treasure hunting.

Kids will be encouraged to take part in the wide variety of activities on offer, including Bookbug, help with homework, arts and crafts sessions and the toy library.

Councillor Stuart Clark, Depute Convener of the Education Policy Board, said: “It’s vital that our libraries are attractive and engaging places for younger children to come and learn. The bright and colourful characters should be a big draw to youngsters.

“Our libraries are not only places to find a good book, children can also get help with their homework, learn how to get online in a safe environment and even develop their creative skills through arts and crafts.

“Visiting the library is a good way to boost confidence and develop social skills. We’ve got lots of activities taking place – from Bookbug to the toy library. There’s a wide variety for everyone no matter what the interest is.”

Kids can join the library by filling in a form at their local library or online at www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Top authors book into Foxbar Library

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Top authors book into Foxbar Library

Three top childrens’ authors are set to visit a Paisley library this month.

Simon Puttock, Margaret Ryan and Lynne Rickards will all pop into Foxbar Library to read from their books and talk about what inspires them.

Simon Puttock, author of Mademoiselle Gorilla will appear on Saturday 12 November between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Simon, who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Edinburgh, has written over 20 books for younger children including “Little Lost Cowboy” which was the winner of the 2006 Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards.  His books are well known as being funny and engaging, and loved by children. Read more

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May the fourth make it a date

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Yes, in the blink of an eye, Paisley Film Society has reached the grand old age of one! We couldn’t have done it without your support and enthusiasm – thank you! To celebrate our first year come join us at our next screening (Moon – see below for more details). As well as getting a great presentation from John Pressley of Renfrewshire Libraries, there will be cake . . .
Its been a long three years, alone, on the moon. With his stint almost over Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is on the count down to head home, back to his wife and family. Satellite links are down, he is utterly on his own. But all that time in solitude can start to play tricks with your mind.

Harvesting helium isotopes isn’t all its cracked up to be. With only the onboard computer Gerty (brilliantly voiced by Kevin Spacey) for company, Sam soon thinks he is losing it after he sees someone else whilst out on a routine maintenance drive in the moon buggy. Keen to investigate more, Sam quickly realises all may not be as straightforward as he thought.

This is the feature debute for Director, Duncan Jones (the son of David Bowie) and received incredible praise when first released. Though paying homage to 2001: A Space Odessey, Solaris, Silent Running and other vintage sci-fi movies, it has carved out a place in modern sci-fi movie history as being a classic in its own right.
Not a member of Paisley’s very own Film Society yet? Click here: www.paisleyfilmsociety.com/ go to the Contact Us tab, fill in the contacts box telling us you want to be a member and we’ll get everything sorted out for you. Autumn / Winter dates are soon to be announced so do keep checking back to our website.

Moon screens Tuesday May 4th at 7.30pm
Tickets at the door £5/£4 £3 for Members.
Hope to see you there!

Well done Scotty Boy

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Just to let you know that Scott Duncan of KDS distribution comleted his parachute jump in aid of charity.. hats off to you Mr Duncan…