Library Podcast

For the Love of Books Podcast

North Lanarkshire Libraries have launched their own Podcast – For the Love of Books.

You can now catch up with library staff on your favourite podcast platform by subscribing or following the North Lanarkshire Libraries Podcast – For the Love of Books.

Available on all major podcast platforms

The For the Love of Books podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. So no matter what major podcast platform you use, you’ll be able to get the latest episodes available as soon as they are available online.

Use the links below to jump to the podcast in the app you use:

Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music

Also now available on Stitcher | Pocket Casts | TuneIn Radio | Deezer | Overcast

Podcast Season 1

Season 1 had an exciting lineup of episodes for the podcast. You can listen to them now on your favourite platform or on our YouTube channel now.

Podcast Season 2

Our podcast had another fantastic lineup of episodes for season 2 including special guests Rachel Bright (children’s book author), Niall Campbell (Scottish poet), Elizabeth Haynes (crime author) and more. All available online now either via podcast platforms or on our YouTube channel.

Podcast Season 3

Season 3 saw a great blend of guests and staff chatting about various topics. Guest appearances included YouTube star SJ Strum, children’s author A. H. Proctor and crime author Sarah Hilary. Catch them all now on your favourite podcast platform or on our YouTube channel.

Podcast Season 4

Season 4 started with a celebration of most of our libraries being reopened. The season featured some top Scottish authors including the fabulous Kirstin Innes as well as Alex Knight (aka Mason Cross) and Carole Johnstone. Find all the episodes on your favourite podcast platform or subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch the episodes in our podcast playlist.

Podcast Season 5

Season 5 featured some great guests including local book bloggers and Scottish crime writer Emma Christie. We also had a fantasic quiz episode to test our knowledge as well as yours. All the episodes are available on your favourite podcast app or on our YouTube channel.

Podcast Season 6

Season 6 of For the Love of Books finished with some great episodes. We had an interview with kids author Hannah Peckham, a chat with storyteller Allison Galbraith and load of great book recommendations from staff.

Podcast Season 7

  • Episode 1 – Authors Galore
  • Episode 2 – Code Here Learn Here
  • Episode 3 – Let’s Go Easter
  • Episode 4 – Book Speed Dating
  • Episode 5 – Atlases, Vikings & Zombies with David Macphail
  • Episode 6 – For the Love of Bookbug
  • Episode 7 – The Health of Strangers with Lesley Kelly (also features first episode of Bea’s Books – a new short podcast in between our regular episodes)
  • Episode 8 – Bea’s Books | Strange Bedfellows
  • Episode 9 – The Summer Reading Challenge is Coming
  • Episode 10 – Bea’s Books | I Didn’t See That Coming
  • Episode 11 – Battle Cries with Hannah Peckham
  • Episode 12 – Bea’s Books | Genre Mashup
  • Episode 13 – Three Sisters with O.J Mullen (aka Owen)
  • Episode 14 – Bea’s Books | High Hopes
  • Episode 15 – Bea’s Books | Pop

Podcast Season 8

  • Episode 1 – Motherwell Library Refurb: The Story So Far…
  • Episode 2 – Bea’s Books | Fact or Fiction
  • Episode 3 – Capture North Lanarkshire
  • Episode 4 – Bea’s Books | A Colourful Life
  • Episode 5 – Warhammer, Dinosaurs and More
  • Episode 6 – Bea’s Books | Golden Years
  • Episode 7 – Playlist for Life
  • Episode 8 – Bea’s Books | It’s a Mystery
  • Episode 9 – Festive National Poetry Day
  • Episode 10 – Bea’s Books | Should You Judge A Book By Its Cover?
  • Episode 11 – Go Team Digital
  • Episode 12 – Bea’s Books | Something Spooky
  • Episode 13 – Life and Soul with Julie Hamill
  • Episode 14 – Bea’s Books | Reimagine
  • Episode 15 – Postcards from Valhalla
  • Episode 16 – Bea’s Books | Snacks and Supplies

Catch the current episode right here now