MP gets his nose into a good book in Stoney

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Sir Robert Smith MP for West Aberdeenshire and North Kincardine visited a number of libraries across the constituency with local councillors to mark this year’s National Library Day.

During his visit to Stonehaven Library with Cllr Peter Bellarby, he met with staff to learn more about the services offered by Aberdeenshire Libraries as well as taking time to speak with members of the public using the library.

Sir Robert said: “National Library Day has given me a chance to visit libraries in different parts of the constituency. I have learnt of support available for those searching for work though the IT services available and special session for toddlers to learn rhymes as well as the more traditional book lending service we think of being offered in local libraries. There are many more services available in the libraries and I would encourage those who may not have used their local library recently to take time to pay it a visit and see what services are on offer.”

Cllr Bellarby was pleased to see that Stonehaven library had managed to continue to offer its services while ongoing refurbishment is being undertaken.


He added: “It is never easy for staff to continue to offer services to the public while refurbishment is going on, and it is a credit to the Stonehaven Library staff that they have been able to do so. I am sure those using the library really appreciate it.”

Stonehaven Library is very keen to welcome both regular and new users. If it has been sometime since you have visited your local library you will find a very friendly welcome.

Penny Edwards, library assistant, said: “We love to welcome new people to our library and are happy to talk to people about the services we offer.”

For more information on the services available and the opening times please call 01569 762136 or email