BorrowBox: new e-book app available at Renfrewshire libraries

YOUNG PEOPLE are encouraged to read a children’s adventure story on a new e-book app which they can get from Renfrewshire Libraries.

BorrowBox free e-books and audiobooks app gives people of all ages the ability to read or listen to many e-books from libraries on mobile devices or computers.

Between April 1 and May 31, there will be unlimited copies of The Highland Falcon Thief for kids to download and enjoy reading or listening to wherever they are.

Written by MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman, the books tell how a boy named Harrison and his uncle encounter a mysterious jewel thief while on a train.

Nearly 900 young people have already registered on BorrowBox to read The Highland Falcon Thief.

Primary and secondary school students can also enter a competition to win a set of books for their school by creating a piece of art related to the story.

Pupils from St Fergus Primary School, Paisley immersed themselves in the spirit of The Highland Falcon Thief as they visited Paisley Gilmour Street Station

These should be emailed to [email protected] or physical copies delivered to any local or school library by 31 May.

Winners will be announced on June 10 and copies of entries will be posted in all public and school libraries.

Joyce Higgins, Head of Digital Development and Libraries at OneRen, said, “We have seen significant growth in the usage of our e-book and e-audio platforms over the past few years.

“Borrowbox is our new platform for sharing with adults and children and we are delighted that so many children and their families have the opportunity to read and listen to the same book simultaneously.

“And we can’t wait to see the creativity of all the young people in this project.”

For more details or to register as a library member, visit

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