Category Libraries

Read The Books & Catch The Crook

Somerset libraries are inviting children to help the Animal Agents – a bunch of furry, slippery and feathered friends – solve a mystery in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. To take part all children have to do is visit their local library and sign up to read six books throughout the summer. As they read […]

Tell Us About Your Library

Somerset’s library users and non-users are urged to take part in the latest library customer satisfaction survey. Launched on Monday (24 July), the results from the survey will inform Somerset County Council what’s important to library users and how the Council can help customers make the most of library services going forward. Questions include how […]

Love Reading? Then volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to pass on their love of reading to younger generations in this year’s animal-themed Summer Reading Challenge, taking place in all Somerset libraries. Volunteers need to be aged 13 and over, have an interest in reading and be able to give up some of their spare time over the summer holidays (between […]

‘Human Library’ coming to Bridgwater’s Quayside Festival

Bridgwater Library is looking for people to help it celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, nationalities and languages in the area. As part of the Bridgwater Quayside Festival on Saturday 29 July, Bridgwater library is asking people to come in to meet and chat with others from Bridgwater’s multi-cultural community. Maybe you would like to […]

Parrett residents called to share their thoughts on life ‘round the River

What do you think is special about working or living near the River Parrett? Have you a memory, thought or picture of the Parrett? Somerset County Council’s Libraries Service and Theatre Mélange are urging local residents to share these in a one-of-a-kind creative community project. The ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ project launched […]

Somerset Libraries turn into Fun Palaces for the day

On Saturday 1 October, three of Somerset’s libraries will transform into “Fun Palaces”, offering a free day of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved in. The events are part of Fun Palaces 2016, a free nationwide celebration of community. Fun Palaces bring people together to create and have fun through arts and […]

“Enchanting” theatre group to perform at Taunton Library

“There’s an opal on earth for every star in the sky. And the reason they’re hidden is because it would break everyone’s heart if they were out in the open.” PHOTO CREDIT: TRAVELLING LIGHT THEATRE. Somerset County Council’s Taunton Library will play host to an enchanting theatre performance for children and adults next month. South […]

Summer’s blockbuster hit film the BFG inspires reading at Somerset libraries

Every summer Somerset County Council’s libraries are buzzing with children taking part in The Reading Agency’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’, and this year’s Big Friendly Read, has proved to be no exception. The Big Friendly Read has been inspired by celebrations surrounding the 100 year anniversary of Roald Dahl and also coincides with the launch of […]

Banish school holiday boredom at your local library

Somerset County Council’s Performing Arts library at Yeovil have a host of events planned this August to keep children and young people busy during the summer holidays. Working in co-ordination with the Summer Reading Challenge, the Performing Arts Library (on the second floor of Yeovil library in King George St) will be hosting a series […]

3D printing now available to all in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s Taunton library, home to the Glass Box is now offering an exciting and innovative 3D printing service. Following the successful launch of the Glass Box in Taunton Library last week, local companies, entrepreneurs and members of the public in Somerset are now able to create and print their own 3D objects within […]