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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 […]

Somerset Libraries support ‘Be Online’ campaign

Somerset Libraries are supporting a national ‘Be Online’ campaign to get more people using the internet. The national awareness campaign is taking place between 27 February to 12 March and focusses on helping people develop the skills to apply for work, gain new skills and grow their business online. An estimated 5.9 million people in […]

Work starts on spectacular multi-media exhibition – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’

Local people’s thoughts, memories and pictures of the river Parrett are to be displayed in a one-of-a-kind creative exhibition next month. The ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ project has been developed by Somerset County Council’s Libraries Service with Theatre Mélange, a company with a national reputation for producing innovative public events celebrating particular […]

Libraries support Holocaust Memorial Day

Somerset County Council Libraries are marking Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. All Somerset Libraries will have copies of the Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) booklet produced by the HMD Trust, and customers can pick up a booklist of appropriate titles to read. Holocaust […]

Somerset secures funding for ambitious new property projects

Somerset has been awarded £177,500 boost for work to share services and buildings with public services partners. The Somerset One Public Estate (OPE) partnership, made up of all of Somerset’s councils, police, fire and health services have successfully bid to central government and the Local Government Association (LGA). The partnership will now be able to […]


Know Your Place exhibition at Taunton Library

Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed? Know Your Place explore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition which will tour across the West of England giving an insight into the history of the places where […]

Take on the Reading Passport challenge

Libraries across the South West are once again launching the Reading Passport challenge, this year on the theme of time-travel. Starting in November the Reading Passport challenge will be in all Somerset Libraries. ‘Book to the Future’ will see readers time-travel through a selection of the most iconic authors of the past 100 years and […]