Library celebrates 80 years

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A SERIES of fun events are being held at Leith Library this week to mark its 80th birthday, with card-making and themed stories from the 1930s among the activities on offer.

The Leith Library and New Town Hall was officially opened on July 20, 1932, fulfilling a deal made by the city council when the burgh of Leith was amalgamated with the Capital.

Richard Lewis, the city’s culture leader, said: “Leith library has evolved a lot over its 80-year lifetime and this is a great opportunity to celebrate the wide range of services on offer there. With a busy programme of events, we’re looking forward to making this an anniversary to remember.”

Meanwhile, the Leith Theatre Trust is finalising plans for a five-year licence to develop the theatre building as a cultural hub.