Switch off and Read Week.


It’s time to Soar – Switch off and read. Fear not, we are not suggesting you throw away your television or dispatch your ipad. Just spend less time with the tech and¬†more time with a book, magazine or newspaper. To make things easier we’ve got some places you can go and things you can do while you enjoy reading – all of them unplugged!

School time sessions are pupils only – others are open to the wider community.

Calendar covers Tuesday 31 May to Sunday 5th June


There’s a book breakfast at Stoneyhill Primary School.

Author Barry Hutchison is visiting Loretto R.C. Primary School.

Wallyford Library Bookbug session takes place at 2pm.

Between 2 and 5pm the Burgh Cafe are offering free cake with a drink if you go in for a read.


The Tolbooth Cafe is offering a free biscuit for readers Wednesday and Thursday.


10.30 Musselburgh library bookbug session.

Musselburgh Burgh Primary will be reading in the playground.

3.50 at Wallyford Library there are ‘stories for big yins.

4pm at Musselburgh Library ‘make a book mark’.

There’s a pop up library at Lewisvale Park 3-4.30pm


11.00-1.00 it’s story time at Musselburgh Burgh School Fair

12.30-2.30 bring your own picnic and a book to Lewisvale and visit our Pop up library and take part in a ‘word hunt’.


10.30 Musselburgh library bookbug

4.00pm Musselburgh Library stories


12.30 to 2.30 Fisherrow Harbour Beach – you bring a book and a picnic and The Quayside will provide light refreshments.

All this week until Sunday 5th if you buy a drink at Costa they will upgrade it to the next size up if you show them a lanyard.  Lanyards are available via schools and other participating groups.

Now: take off!


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