Category Libraries

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 […]

Share your story for Foster Care Fortnight to win £500 in vouchers

Somerset residents of all ages are being encouraged to get creative for the chance to win £500 in vouchers for their short story,  To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight from 9th – 22nd May, Fostering In Somerset has teamed up with Somerset Libraries to run an exciting competition, encouraging people to visit their local library and […]

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Somerset Libraries Presents is hosting a Local History Day at Frome Library on Saturday 21 May between 10am-3pm to help find out more about house history, Frome or hidden ancestors. Would you like to know how to research the history of your house, or discover hidden ancestors? Do you have a question about the history […]

Local author will enlighten guests at Yeovil Library

Somerset author, Justin Newland, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Whatever Happened to The Great Enlightenment’ at Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil BA20 1PY from 3.30 to 5.00 p.m. on Friday 29th April 2022. Justin will explore the secret history of the Great Enlightenment, that seething cauldron of ideas, and how this period shaped […]

Dragons and jelly? It can only be Dad’s Club

Taunton Libraries’ Dad’s Club is proving a popular event, giving dads the opportunity to have some fun and quality time with their children. At the most recent event, dads and children alike enjoyed activities including the painting table, rescuing dragons from the Jelly and the digital table to name but a few. In a survey […]

Schools, early years, colleges and other Council services CLOSED tomorrow due to Red Weather Warning

STORM EUNICE UPDATE                          We will add information about major updates relating to Storm Eunice to this article. You can also check our social media (@SomersetCouncil) and http://www.somerset.gov.uk for latest updates. Saturday 19 February update 8.41am: So far across Somerset – 203 incidents yesterday that’s 189 trees/branches down – plus there were walls and fences down and […]

Share your kindness this Valentine’s Day through volunteering 

Somerset County Council is celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing love for the volunteers who give their support and lend a helping hand to our services.  With a diverse range of voluntary roles available within Somerset County Council, the volunteers provide vital support, making a significant contribution to the community and our services.  Volunteering is a […]

Make a fresh start this year with Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries are launching two new initiatives to encourage people back through the doors. Since libraries reopened their doors last April, following the end of lockdown, thousands of local people have started to embrace library services again. Libraries have had over half a million visits and have welcomed over 16,000 new members. To encourage even […]

Molly Naylor: Stop Trying to be Fantastic

Somerset Libraries invite you to join them in Yeovil on 27 January for a very special performance by Molly Naylor, in association with The Inn Crowd and Libraries Connected. ‘Stop Trying to be Fantastic’ is a story about suffering, adventure, saviour-complex, acceptance, and a magpie who refuses to quit. One day, a magpie comes into […]

Is 2022 your year to volunteer?

The New Year is a great time to reflect and set ourselves new goals for the year ahead. If you are looking for a way to help others for your New Years’ Resolution, why not try volunteering? All you need is a bit of spare time, lots of enthusiasm, and a will to help your […]