Tag Archives: books

Empathy Day inspires kids to walk, read and learn

Empathy Day returns on 10 June 2021 with a new theme calling for children and young people across the county to walk through their neighbourhood, see it through others eyes and consider how they can make a positive impact. The awareness day, which is supported by Somerset County Council, is spearheaded by EmpathyLab- an organisation […]

Make mischief at Somerset libraries

All Somerset’s libraries are inviting children to become Mischief Makers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Beano. Starting in Somerset libraries from tomorrow (Saturday 14 July), all children have to do is visit their local library and sign up to read six books throughout the summer. As they read each […]

Children encouraged to join the library for World Book Day

Children across Somerset will celebrate World Book Day with their local library on Thursday 5 March. The aim of the Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own, and encouraging them to join the library where they […]

LGBT History Month at your local library

To celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month, Somerset Libraries have compiled a list of book titles available which are either from, for, or about the LGBT community. LGBT History Month takes place this February and aims to celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. The booklist will be on display in […]

Spread the word about National Libraries Day

Libraries across Somerset will be hosting a range of events and activities to celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday 7 February. From coffee mornings and craft demonstrations to Lego clubs, storytimes, reading groups and poetry readings, there will be something to suit all tastes and ages, including Treasure Hunts for children and a Literary Quiz […]

Library events at the Yeovil Literary Festival

Yeovil Library will be welcoming a host of great authors as part of this year’s Yeovil Literary Festival. The full programme takes place at venues across the town from 6-9 November and is packed with inspirational thinkers, celebrities, comedians and broadcasters. A number of the events will be held at Yeovil Library. Councillor David Hall, […]

Take part in the Somerset Big Read

Book lovers are invited to share their love of reading by taking part in the Somerset Big Read. Somerset County Council’s Library Services are running the county-wide initiative from 10 November to encourage adults to read, review and discuss books. The first Somerset Big Read will be The Gallery Of Vanished Husbands, the latest novel […]

Take part in a Mythical Challenge this summer

Somerset’s libraries are inviting children to find their way through the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge. To take part in the challenge, children collect stickers (some of which are very smelly) and fill in a Mythical Maze poster. Everyone who completes the challenge by reading six books throughout the summer will receive a certificate and a […]

New chapter for Wellington Library

Wellington Library will unveil self-service technology and a fresh new look when it re-opens next week. The library has been temporarily closed for a full refurbishment and for the new self-service equipment to be installed and will reopen for business at 9.30am on Monday 31 March. Self–service means library users can issue and return books, […]