Content Related Links
What can I borrow?
- 10 Books
- 4 DVDs
- 4 Talking Books
Books, Reviews, Writing
- Recommended Reads
- Spinebreakers - online book community for teenagers
- Scottish Book Trust - teen book reviews, writing & competitions
- Word - Writers Festival - storytelling sessions, music & drama
Homework and Study
- Digital Zone (for a range of online databases)
Online Information, Lifestyle & Advice
You may have library membership on your Accord card already - contact library staff on 01224 652546 for more information
Teens - Information and Activities
Visit your local library for ...
Books, Graphic Novels, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, Wii Games & lots more. Help with homework, hobbies and projects, free internet access and online databases.
Remember you can also borrow books, DVDs and music from the adult sections of the library too from the age of 12.
News from your local library
Aberdeen City Libraries recently worked in partnership with Harlaw Academy to create 'Teen Talk', a newsletter about the Library and Information Service in Aberdeen and how it can be of benefit to young people throughout the city.
The newsletter offers advice on how your local library can help with things like studying and finding a job. Click here to read 'Teen Talk' and let us know your views on the newsletter by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our for a range of online resources. You will find:
- Homework help through various databases such as Encyclopaedia Britannica.
- Reading suggestions on Who Next?
- Writing Tips from Authors on Wood of Words
- Language learning courses on Tell me More
- Free E-books and Talking Books to download on the Overdrive
Know what you want to read?
Once you have joined the library you can get a PIN (Personal Identification Number) so you can reserve or renew books and other items online.
Go to the Library Catalogue and find the item you want to reserve, then click on Reserve and follow the prompts. When the item arrives at the library, you will be notified by telephone or email.
Suggestions for Stock
If we do not have the book you are looking for then why not suggest that the book be bought for stock at your local library. You can do this at the library or through the library catalogue.
Read a book you enjoyed?
Why not tell us about it and we'll post your review on the Recommended Reads pages.
Contact your local Community Libraries for information on library membership, requests and activities within the library.
Creative Writing Festival 2013
The 2013 Creative Writing Festival took place at the Belmont Picturehouse on Wednesday 18th September 2013.
The Festival was recorded, and can be viewed as a video here:
Writers leading the workshops were Alan Bissett and Lynda Radley (play writing) Helen Lynch and Allan Wilson (prose) and Elspeth Murray and Wayne Price (poetry). The Festival was opened by Gayle Gorman, Director of Education, Culture and Sport.
Steven Knox, Chair; Allan Wilson; Wayne Price; Alan Bissett; Gayle Gorman
Helen Lynch; Lynda Radley; Elspeth Murray
This collection of writing follows on from the Creative Writing Festival and includes contributions from the writers who led workshops on the day as well as the young people who took part.
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