Category Libraries

Know your Numbers – Heart Health Day

Following on from the successful ‘Know Your Numbers’ Week in September (5-11 September), Yeovil Library will be hosting encouraging residents to ‘know their numbers’ and will be running a Heart Health Day in their Wellbeing Zone. The event, which will be held on Tuesday December 13from 9.30am to 12.30pm, will encourage the public to check […]

Learn a language for free with Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries have launched a new free online language learning service with easy-to-use courses, for adults and children, who may want to learn English or any of the other many languages on offer. The service, which is available to all library members, will work in a similar way to other online resources, giving Somerset library […]

Support to mitigate impact of Cost of Living crisis this winter

Somerset County Council’s Executive today (Wednesday, 19 October) approved a wide-ranging package of support to help Somerset people deal with the impacts of the Cost of Living crisis this winter. Support includes financial assistance with food and energy bills through the Household Support Fund, a ‘Warm Welcome’ network of venues where people can find warmth […]

Yeovil Literary Festival – inspiring artists and authors for 10 years

The public will be spoilt for choice this year at the Yeovil Literary Festival with over fifty well-known literary figures, comedians, celebrities, and exciting new writers to choose from. Yeovil Literary Festival takes place between Thursday 20 October to Monday 24th October, with events at The Octagon Theatre, Westlands Entertainment Venue and Yeovil Library. The […]

Local author will charm guests at Yeovil Library

Somerset author, Caroline Newark will be giving a talk, “A Murder in the West Country – Love and Loss in the War of the Roses”, at Yeovil Library this Thursday (22 September). The event will take place at the King George Street library from 10.30 until 11.30 am and will focus on Caroline’s latest book: […]

Knowing your numbers can reduce the risk of serious illness 

Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team is encouraging Somerset residents to get their blood pressure checked for ‘Know Your Numbers’ week.   The national campaign from Blood Pressure UK, aims to raise awareness of high blood pressure (hypertension), encouraging all UK adults to check their blood pressure at home over a week. In Somerset we estimate […]

Sparks fly this summer at Somerset Libraries

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022.  Nearly 7,000 children have already signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across all Somerset libraries, asks 4–11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The […]

100 reasons to make the most of Somerset’s Home Library Service

From Hogwarts to Westeros, reading has the ability to transport us to completely different places from within the comfort of our own homes – something that is even more valuable for people who find themselves housebound.  Somerset’s Home Library Service (HLS) is run by Somerset County Council with the support of amazing volunteers. It enables […]

Somerset Libraries Presents: Miranda Pender Late Flowering Lyricist

Tuesday 21st June, 4pm. Somerset Performing Arts Library, Yeovil. In celebration of Make Music Day, Somerset Libraries Presents ‘Late Flowering Lyricist’, a talk by local musician and artist Miranda Pender. Make Music Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all forms of music and is recognised across the world, from France, where it originated, to […]

Minehead Library reopens after major refurbishment

Minehead Library has officially reopened in Bancks Street after significant refurbishment to make the facilities more accessible, modern, and energy efficient. When the library opened in 1962 it won a Civic Trust Award, but after nearly sixty years of service the building was in need of upgrading. The roof was at the end of its […]