Dollar Community Library

Opening Times:

  • Monday – 14:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday – 14:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday – 10:00 – 13:00

* We would like to open the library more often if there is sufficient demand and volunteers to do so

What’s on! 

  • Story time for pre-schoolers: every Wednesday from 2.30pm to 3pm in the Children’s Library
  • Book Club: The book club meets on the last Monday of the month at Dollar Golf Club at 7.30 pm. They can access 10 copies from a list of 45 books from Clackmannanshire’s library services and are sticking to those at moment. Current book is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. If you are keen to join, please contact Barbara Malcolm on barbara_malcolm@hotmail.com.
  • Celebrating Book Week 18th to 24th November! Meet the Author Event, details on the poster below:

Meet the Author event Nov 2019

How to Join the library 

Joining the library is FREE!

Come down to the Library and sign up for your FREE library ticket. Our friendly volunteers will be more than happy to show you where everything is and how it all works.

Please note that we are no longer a part of the Clackmannanshire Council Library Service!  You can of course be a member of both our Community Library and the Council’s Library service but our books and tickets are not interchangeable with theirs.

About the Dollar Community Library

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Our new Library is staffed and run entirely by a team of local volunteers.  We believe that the Library is a vital resource for members of the Dollar Community young and old.

Our key aims are:

  • To provide a thriving community library in Dollar which is used and valued by the community
  • To encourage children to develop a love of reading and to support literacy
  • To increase social inclusion in our older population by making the library welcoming and accessible, building other events and activities around it

Clackmannanshire Council has donated us a stock of around 4000 books to start us off  (See resources section below).  Where we go from here is up to us as a community!

We would love to hear from you about what kind of books you would like to see on our shelves and any recommendations for really good reads you feel other people would enjoy.  Look out for suggestion sheets around the Library or email us at dollar.library@gmail.com

Our Children’s Library:

Our welcoming children’s library is colourful and cozy and a great place to develop a passion for reading.  We have managed to add activities such as story time and colouring sessions to add to the fun.

Story Time:  We hold story time sessions between 14:30 and 15:00 every Wednesday.  Our story tellers are both retired teachers and the stories on offer are aimed at the 2 – 5 years age group*.

If you have a favourite story you’d like to hear then please let us know at dollar.library@gmail.com

*Children must be accompanied by an adult

Donations

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The Development Trust was one of the Dollar Co-op’s supported causes for 2018 and we were grateful to have been able to use some of that funding for our initial start-up costs.

Many people have generously offered to donate books.  We are happy to take most books, however at the moment we are keen to develop our teenage collection, most notably:

  • I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
  • A gathering light, Jennifer Connelly
  • The Hate you give Angie Thomas
  • The Tatooist of Auschwitz
  • To Kill a mocking bird, Harper Lee
  • The Catcher in the Rye, J D Salinger
  • The Good Thief Hannah Tinti
  • The Givers Series, Lois Lowry
  • The Outsiders  S E Hinton
  • Anne of Green gables, LM Montgomery
  • The Perks of being a wallflower S Chbosky
  • The Curious Incident of the dog in the nighttime Mark Hatton
  • Sisterhood of the travelling pants A Brashavers
Autobiographies/Biographies
  • Angelas Ashes F McCourt
  • Mud Sweat and tears, junior edition, Bear Grylls
  • Girl interrupted S Kaysen
  • Steve Jobs, the man who thought different K Blumenthal
  • I will always write back C Alifirenta
  • Do you know what  Freddie Flintoff
  • Hole in my life Jack Santos

If you are able to donate the above, or any other titles, please contact dollar.library@gmail.com.

Can YOU help?

The Library is entirely dependent upon volunteers.  If you are interested in getting more involved we would love to hear from you.  Drop into the Library or email us at dollar.library@gmail.com.  The kind of activities we are particularly interested in are:

Library Assistant: 

  • Welcome and Assist Visitors
  • Issuing Tickets
  • Checking Books In/Out
  • Shelf Filling
  • Book Labeling
  • Fund Raising Activities
  • Promotional Activities
  • New Events and Services

Story Tellers: Can you bring a story to life for young children?

Local Authors: Would you like to hold a talk, book signing or promotion?

Events

Earlier this year we were delighted to host our first meet the author event with Kate Donne who put on a lovely show sharing excerpts from her book Life in the Gorbals (dramatised by young actor Jake) and some hilarious poetry and anecdotes. We plan to run another ‘meet the author’ event in November as part of National Book Week.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for these events and other important updates.

Posters

A big thanks to Mia for these lovely posters.  There are colouring pens and paper in the children’s library and we would love to see more children have a go at designing more!


Resources:

Community Library Project Overview

Opening Times Posters (zip file)

Library Inventory