Category Libraries

Yeovil Library Hosts Fifth Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next week as the County Council’s library helps host the town’s fifth Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2017 Festival takes place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October with a packed programme of great authors, comedians, entertainers and broadcasters. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources and […]

Yeovil Library Turns 30

Yeovil Library is extending an open invite to join its 30th birthday celebrations next month. There will be special events and activities throughout Saturday, 9 September, with something for everyone to enjoy. Morning celebrations include a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland themed stories, games and crafts and a prize giving for the […]

Young innovators win digital making challenge

A group of young people have won a prize in Pioneers, a national competition, for their innovative digital creation using equipment and support from the Glass Box at Taunton Library. The digital making prize has been awarded by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based charity that supports learning about computer programming and digital making. They […]

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 […]