Tag Archives: libraries

Pop in to the pop-up

  An eye-catching “pop-up” vehicle is out and about in Somerset offering activities and high-tech wizardry throughout the county. Somerset Libraries’ new outreach vehicle is kitted-out with some of the cutting-edge technology which is fast becoming a popular feature in libraries, including the latest virtual reality headsets, 3D printing, augmented reality, drones, tablets and laptops. […]

Lift-off for Summer Reading Challenge

Lift-off is on the horizon for Somerset’s young readers who are being challenged to go to the moon and beyond by Somerset Libraries this summer. Space Chase is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2019 where  youngsters sign up to read six books over their summer holidays in return for futuristic rewards. Councillor […]

Future of Street Library

A new location for Street Library is on the cards as partners and Somerset County Council work hard to progress a Community Library Partnership (CLP). On 5 November 2018, Somerset County Council agreed to retain 19 of its existing libraries and seek help from communities to run 15 other library buildings as CLPs, including Street. […]

First Somerset Community Library Partnerships signed

Somerset County Council and Partners are delighted to announce six ‘Community Library Partnerships’ were signed this week, committing to deliver library services together in future. Existing library buildings will remain open, with community partners working together with Somerset County Council in the following six communities: Bruton, Nether Stowey, North Petherton, Somerton, Watchet and Wiveliscombe from […]

Thirteen potential Community Library Partnerships announced

Community partners leading 13 potential Community Library Partnerships were announced today (3 December). On 5 November, Somerset County Council revealed it would retain 19 of its existing libraries and seek help from communities to run 15 other library buildings. Of these 15, potential community partners have stepped forward to express an interest in forming a […]

Glass Box gets students animated

Students from three Taunton secondary schools have been getting animated at Taunton Library’s Glass Box. The children from Bishop Fox’s, Castle and Courtfields schools took part in an afternoon of animation and film-making delivered by Somerset Film as part of the Somerset Digital Skills Academy programme. The Glass Box aims to give schools, colleges, businesses […]

Join the Somerset Libraries Learning Disabilities conversation

Somerset libraries are on a mission to get our communities talking about learning disabilities and they want you to join in. As part of an exciting new project, The Library Takeover: Creating a Space For All, local residents with learning disabilities have been volunteering in Somerset County Council’s libraries in Bridgwater, Street and Glastonbury, and […]

Libraries look at men’s mental health for Men’s Health Week

Somerset Libraries and Public Health have partnered up to help improve men’s mental health in Somerset as part of Men’s Health Week (11-17 June). The Men’s Wellbeing Collection is an innovative collection of books and resources that aims to get more men thinking and talking about their mental health. The collection is currently in Yeovil, […]

Time is running out to have your say

Anyone with an interest in Somerset’s libraries has one more month to take part in the County Council’s consultation on the future of its Library Service. The consultation ends on Wednesday, 13 June and more than 4,000 responses have been received so far. Somerset County Council is keen for anyone yet to complete the questionnaire […]

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 […]