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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 […]

Free courses at Somerset Libraries for Get Online Week

Next week Somerset’s libraries are celebrating Get Online Week (17 to 23 October) by hosting a whole range of special events designed to help people understand the internet. Friendly help and support is available all year round at Somerset’s libraries but Get Online Week will bring 17 dedicated digital sessions to residents across the County. […]

Somerset Libraries turn into Fun Palaces for the day

On Saturday 1 October, three of Somerset’s libraries will transform into “Fun Palaces”, offering a free day of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved in. The events are part of Fun Palaces 2016, a free nationwide celebration of community. Fun Palaces bring people together to create and have fun through arts and […]

Taunton’s Glass Box welcomes the robots

Taunton Library’s Glass Box will be going robotic next week when it hosts its first of five ‘Maker in Residence’ sessions on Wednesday 7 September. The Glass Box, a community space for business start-ups, innovators and digital minds, is welcoming Maker in Residence Paul Warren. He is Technical Director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, who has […]

A one-woman musical cabaret is coming to Taunton as part of LGBT History Month

Somerset Libraries are delighted to welcome Rose Collis to Taunton in February as part of an Arts Council-funded tour for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2016. ‘Trouser-Wearing Characters’ is a first ever musical cabaret show written and performed by a British female author. This original entertainment, written and performed by Rose Collis, one of Sussex’s […]

Libraries for the future

Residents are being asked for their views on plans that would make sure Somerset’s library service is fit for the future. The proposals show the Council’s commitment to doing everything it can to keep all of the county’s 34 libraries open, while making much needed financial savings, at a time when the authority’s finances are […]

Young volunteers celebrate their success

Young people from all over Somerset who had spent their summer volunteering in libraries celebrated their achievements recently at Wookey Hole Caves.

All Somerset County Council libraries now have Wi-Fi

All 34 Somerset libraries now offer free Wi-Fi access to library members and visitors following a decision made by Somerset County Council Cabinet Members in March this year.

Learn old and new skills for everyday life during the Family Learning Festival

The County Council’s libraries will be helping people get to grips with ‘traditional and modern skills’ as part of the national Family Learning Festival. The festival is organised by the Campaign for Learning and is the biggest annual celebration of family learning in the UK. This year Somerset libraries have taken ‘traditional and modern skills’ as their theme.