L-R: Katie, Chris, Susan, Wilma, Dorothy and Colin
MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Colin Beattie, visited Musselburgh Library on Tuesday morning after a constituent got in touch about the amazing work the library has been doing over the Covid-19 pandemic.
Musselburgh Library are really at the heart of their community catering to all ages and needs. From their walk and talk book group where people can go for a walk and on return to the library have a cup of tea in the garden and are given books, this is a collaboration with Ageing Well East Lothian. To their bookbug sessions for under 5’s and home delivery service for those unable go to the library which is supported by volunteers.
The library is also working with Dementia Friendly East Lothian to have a friendship group in the library and hopes to start this as soon as guidelines allow.
Following the visit, Colin Beattie MSP said:
“It’s not everyday a constituent contacts me to give praise to a local service. Upon hearing my constituent’s story and the support they received during the pandemic, I had to go along and meet Wilma and the library staff myself.
“The staff were not only extremely friendly but very knowledge. The staff at this library, and our other local libraries in the community have went the extra mile to support locals during the pandemic. Even when the library was closed they were working in other areas supporting those who were shielding or children in the local school HUBS.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our hardworking library staff across the constituency for continuing to support their local residents throughout the pandemic. It shows these services are vital to our communities and I wish Musselburgh Library all the best with their projects going forward.”