Treat in store for Midlothian bookworms

Book lovers are in for a treat as Midlothian’s newest state-of-the art library is due to open on Monday, July 8.

The new library is to replace the older Bonnyrigg Library which closed on June 29 and is within the new Lasswade Centre.

The library is a combined school and public library - a first for Midlothian.

Within the new facility are three self issue machines, allowing for books to be borrowed quickly without waiting in long queues.

A spokeswoman for Midlothian Council, said: “The new library sits right in the heart of the fabulous new Lasswade Centre and I’m sure the public will be delighted to see the new and improved facility.

“There is plenty on offer including Bookbug sessions, reading groups and much more. I would urge people to get down to the new library and see all the exciting things which are taking place in the Midlothian Library Service.”

All the usual library services will be on hand, including: large print, graphic novels and talking books, the latest DVDs and music CDs, eBooks and eAudiobooks as well as many online resources, events and activities.