Category library

Library Services Consultation Announced

A consultation on the future of how Somerset County Council library services could be delivered across Somerset is due to start at the end of this month. A formal decision was taken today to consult on a set of proposals that seek to put the service on a sustainable footing for the long-term, at a […]

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 […]

Number one bestselling author Chris Ewan visits Minehead Library

Number one bestselling author of “Safe House” Chris Ewan is visiting Minehead Library on Wednesday 7 December at 2pm. The mystery and thriller author from Somerset will discuss his career, writing and books, including “Dark Tides” which was part of the Somerset Big Read 2016. In his latest novel “Long Time Lost” comes a story […]

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 […]

Somerset Libraries welcome exciting changes to its services

Somerset County Council, are introducing some exciting changes to its library services this month that will benefit customers and improve access for all. The changes result from the expansion of the LibrariesWest consortium and the  introduction of a new, shared management computer system which supports the running of the library service by managing loans and […]

The Somerset Big Read 2016

Following the success of the first ‘Somerset Big Read’, Somerset Library Services are running the countywide initiative again this year. Adults are invited to share their love of books by reading, reviewing and discussing the new Somerset Big Read “Dark Tides” by local author Chris Ewan. From the start of April, copies of the book […]

Gain confidence using the internet with Somerset Libraries ‘Be Online’ campaign

Are you one of the 12 million people in the UK still not making the most of the internet? If so, the Be Online campaign is here to help. Be Online 2016 is a national campaign that aims to help people across the country to improve their digital skills. From Monday 22 February to Friday […]

Somerset Libraries to take part in a simultaneous Gruffalo story time for National Libraries Day 2016

Somerset Libraries are asking families to join them in celebrating National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February, 2016 by taking part in a national Gruffalo story time.  Libraries across Somerset will be running a simultaneous story time for children at 11am on National Libraries Day – reading aloud The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson at the […]

Frome library building celebrates 25th birthday

Frome library is turning 25 years old on Saturday 21 November with a birthday party to celebrate. Cake, biscuits, teas and coffees will be served in the entrance lobby during the day and the birthday celebrations will include a special offer on DVD hire – borrow one at full price and borrow a second for […]