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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After a busy week of exciting events, it’s clear that Book Week Scotland was a big success in Renfrewshire.

A visit from Alex McCall at Johnstone Library prompted a big turn out and lucky members of the Johnstone Library Book Group got signed copies of Alex’s hit book ‘Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens’.

Primary 1 pupils were delighted with their new Bookbug family pack, supplied by their local library and Scottish Book Trust. The special three book package was given out to youngsters to encourage them to keep up the habit of reading, and went down well as kids discovered books, activity packs and colouring pencils in their pack.

And the lucky people who had a ticket to Doug Allan’s sold out event were treated to an inspiring presentation of his stunning wildlife photography as well as the chance to discuss his new book.

Councillor Stuart Clark, Depute Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Culture Policy Board, said: “It was great to see so many different events taking place in Renfrewshire for Book Week Scotland.

“Libraries are a valuable community resource for learning and development so it’s important to encourage people to visit them regularly.

“We hope that Book Week Scotland has shown that libraries have lots to offer- whether it’s borrowing a book, going along to a reading group or even getting help to find a job.

“It’s also been great to see so many young people enjoying the events too, getting to meet their favourite author or enjoying their new Bookbug pack. We hope the events have helped to encourage people to pick up a book and get reading.”

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