Category Libraries

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 […]

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 […]