Category Libraries

Yeovil Library decarbonisation project completed

Yeovil Library has undergone a transformation to make the building greener and more energy efficient as part of Somerset County Council’s commitment to decarbonise its buildings. The project has seen a new air source heat pump installed to heat the building in a more sustainable way, lamps changed to LEDs, new thermally efficient windows, improved […]

Temporary Minehead Library to close after October half term

Following the start of works to refurbish Minehead Library in March of this year, Somerset County Council temporarily relocated the library and registration services to the Old Hospital building in the town centre. We are very grateful to the Minehead Connect CIC for all their efforts in supporting the library service in Minehead over the […]

Bestselling authors come to Bridgwater Library

Bestselling authors, Monique Roffey and Sarah Winman, together with a local author, Karla Neblett helped ensure that the recent ‘Reflections’ Showcase evening event at Bridgwater Library was a great success. The Reflections project, which was funded by Libraries Connected, BBC Arts and Arts Council England as part of the ‘Novels That Shaped Our World’ initiative, […]

Yeovil Library and the Yeovil Literary Festival 2021

Tickets for the 2021 Yeovil Literary Festival are now on sale, with a star-studded line up of writers, celebrities and comedians. Yeovil Library, working in partnership with The Octagon Theatre, Waterstones Yeovil and Yeovil Community Arts Association is set to be part of the ninth annual Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2021 festival runs from Thursday […]

Your Somerset – Autumn 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and campaigns and projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Free activities in libraries to reflect on Covid

The Somerset Library Service is inviting people to share their experiences of the last sixteen months, to be recorded for future generations to see. As part of ‘Reflections’, a county-wide creative response to the pandemic, libraries will host a series of at free drop-in sessions throughout August, in library buildings and online, with responses via […]

Your Somerset – Summer 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and  campaigns and projects that County Council and our partners are involved in. You can download and read the most recent edition of […]

Libraries invite: “Children – become a Wild World Hero this summer”

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer and become ‘Wild World Heroes’, as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. The theme Wild World Heroes was inspired by nature and developed in partnership this year with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and encourages 4-11-year olds to borrow and […]

New look, new chapter for Shepton Mallet Library

Shepton Mallet Library will reopen on 28 June, following its refurbishment to make it a more versatile community space. Somerset County Council has worked with Shepton Mallet Town Council and 7 Starlings Community Interest Company to agree a new model for the library, which will see it used as a venue for a wide range […]

Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis fortnight

Somerset Library Service has developed an audio explainer which allows visually impaired people to hear about the inclusive services that are available to them. The audio is being launched on their website during Hi Vis fortnight (7-20 June), an awareness campaign that seeks to highlight the wonderful world of accessible reading – this year’s theme […]