Yeovil Library Turns 30

Yeovil Library is extending an open invite to join its 30th birthday celebrations next month.

There will be special events and activities throughout Saturday, 9 September, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Morning celebrations include a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland themed stories, games and crafts and a prize giving for the winners of our special ‘Storyteller’ competitions, presented by local author Clare Donoghue. Come along to celebrate how much young talent there is in our local community.

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for the libraries, said: “Yeovil Library has been at the heart of the town for the past 30 years, providing a vital service and much enjoyment to the local community. I am delighted that Yeovil Library is hosting such a special event to commemorate this and hope that many people will come and join the celebration”.

The afternoon’s events will commence with a performance of a special piece of music, composed by the Wyvern Composers Group.  Sue Crowley, Strategic Manager for Library Services, will give a speech to commemorate the last 30 years of Yeovil Library Service and unveil its special 30th Anniversary Commemorative Quilt, hand-crafted by the local community.

The day will conclude with a talk given by local crime writer Clare Donoghue, longlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2011 for ‘Never Look Back’. Clare will be talking about her latest novel, ‘The Night Stalker’ inspired by a local Somerset legend.

Throughout the day we will be sharing and celebrating the Library’s achievements and successes over the past 30 years with a slide show. People will be invited to record their own thoughts and memories of the Library on its memory wall.

To find out more, follow us on Twitter, the Librarieswest Events Calendar, like the Yeovil Library Facebook Page, or just pop in and see us!