Have fun at home with Somerset libraries

Hundreds of Somerset families are getting involved in a brand-new library offer – run entirely through social media!

Library staff are continuing to provide a fun-filled events and activities programme using digital platforms whilst library buildings are temporarily closed.

Video story times are attracting thousands of viewers and there are activities to suit all ages, including quizzes, Lego challenges, book recommendations and even gardening tips!

Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for libraries, said “We would love as many people as possible to engage with our new events and activities programme which can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our first ever live book-related quiz on the Somerset Libraries UK Facebook page proved a great success, provided as part of the celebrations for World Book Night, and we will be delivering more of these soon.”

On Friday 1 May, libraries nationally will be joining in with Booktrust’s “Pyjamarama”. This will be a fun-filled online festival of stories for children and families at home. This is the perfect opportunity – and excuse! – for families to stay in their PJs to enjoy readings, quizzes, draw-alongs and many other activities, all culminating in a bedtime story.

To get involved, visit ‘Somerset Libraries UK’ on Facebook or find them on Twitter or Instagram and be part of the fun as library staff read live story-times and a host of other activities… all in their PJs of course!

You don’t need to be a library member to take part in any of the events and activities but it has been made even easier to join online for free – just visit www.somersetreads.co.uk where you can also get details on how to download free books, audiobooks and even magazines. Support and information are also available by contacting 0300 123 2224 or email librariesmail@somerset.gov.uk.