New Library Opening Times


Change of opening hours!

Mrs McPhee will now be working in Irvine Royal Academy as well as in St Matthew’s. She will be at St Matthew’s on Tuesdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays (Wednesday 24th November at St Matthew’s)

The library will be open at lunchtime only on the days Mrs McPhee is in school. The Chess Club will now be held in Mr Coyle’s room on Mondays and Homework Club in Mrs Stevenston’s room on Wednesdays.

Competition Time

Book Week Scotland | West Dunbartonshire Council

This week we celebrate Book Week Scotland. For a bit of fun we are asking you to take a picture of your pet reading and either email it to or drop off directly to Mrs McPhee –

If you have a Twitter account you can post there, tagging @StMattsLib

Closing date is Wednesday 24th November

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New Library Opening Times


From Monday 1st November Mrs McPhee will split her time between St Matthew’s and Irvine Royal Academies.

Mrs McPhee will be in St Matthew’s on Tuesdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays.

From the 1st November the Chess Club will be held in Mr Coyle’s room on Monday lunchtimes and the Homework Club in Mrs Stevenstone’s room on Wednesday lunchtimes.

Both book groups will now meet on Fridays at lunchtime, S2/4 early lunch and S1/3/5/6 late lunch.

Book Group

Our Book Group has to be split again this session due to us having 2 lunchtimes –

S2/4 will meet on Thursday starting from 2nd September

S1/3/5/6 will meet on Fridays beginning on 3rd September

All welcome to join in with the debate, activities and general fun. Bring your lunch and come along at the start of lunchtime.

Victoria Williamson Virtual Sessions

We are looking forward to virtual sessions with author Victoria Williamson tomorrow (6th May) S1 and S2 pupils will have 2 sessions  with Victoria in May.

Tomorrow’s session is largely based on Victoria’s book, The Boy with the Butterfly . Session 2 will be a creative writing session and will be held on 20th May.


Hot off the press! The latest issue of Vibrant, the NA school  libraries newsletter is now available. Some fantastic contributions from our pupils! As always we would love to hear your thoughts on this and any suggestions for future editions would be welcomed.

Anyone interested in contributing to the next edition should send contributions to Mrs McPhee. She would love to hear from you!

Vibrant Issue 5



Remember you can access BorrowBox, the  North Ayrshire Libraries ebook and audiobooks app via your Young Scot Card. Contact Mrs McPhee if you require help setting up.

If you don’t know your PIN please email (or again Mrs McPhee)

This short video should help you get started

Setting up BorrowBox

Book Week Scotland 2020

Find out about  our activities for this year’s Book Week Scotland by going to the Activities section of our blog.

Closing date for entries is Friday 27th November.

The Library will remain open at break during Book Week Scotland. Anyone interested in joining Mrs McPhee with a good book for some bookish chat should get a pass from the library. Place numbers are restricted so you’ll  need to have given your name to attend.

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