Tag Archives: libraries

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 […]

Somerset libraries launch new ‘Reading Well’ book collection

A new, free book collection launches on Monday 24 July in Somerset Libraries to support people living with a long term health condition. Part of a national ‘Reading Well’ initiative, Somerset Libraries are launching the collection to provide people living with long term conditions, and their carers, with high-quality book based information, support and advice […]

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 […]

Volunteer for a Summer of Reading

Somerset’s libraries are looking for book-loving volunteers to support this year’s animal-themed Summer Reading Challenge. Organised by The Reading Agency nationally, it’s an annual event which gives children access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure when schools are out for the summer. Last year, over 100 volunteers in Somerset Libraries spoke to more […]