Specsavers in Musselburgh has helped a local library refresh its shelves for the New Year, by donating over £50 worth of award-winning books.

The store donated seven crime thriller books to Musselburgh Library, in a bid to enhance and support community learning.

Caroline Messer, librarian and customer service officer at Musselburgh Library, says: 'We are absolutely thrilled to be offered these novels for our library, especially following the busy festive period.

Enhancing community learning
‘Our library is very popular in the area and any material that can be donated is always appreciated.

‘Musselburgh Library hosts several clubs and groups, all with a focus on community learning. These include book groups for adults, where the new books will go down a storm.

‘We extend our sincere thanks to everyone at the store for the support they have given to our library – we can’t wait to get reading.’

Specsavers Musselburgh promotes literacy
Store director Diana Kelly said: ‘Choosing to donate the books to Musselburgh Library was an easy decision, and one which enhances our commitment to supporting the local community and to promoting literacy.

‘We hope the groups enjoy the books, and look forward to hearing any feedback they may have!’

The donated books were recently recognised in the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, and included Treachery by S.J.Paris, Letters to my Daughter’s Killer by Cath Staincliffe, The Tiled World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson, Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse, Entry Island by Peter May and Watch Me by James Carol.

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