Tag Archives: library service

Reading Well for children

Libraries throughout Somerset have a new collection of books aimed specifically at supporting children’s emotional wellbeing. The books focus on helping them understand their feelings and worries and gives support to help them cope with tough times. The ‘Reading Well’ collection has been chosen by children, carers, health experts and librarians and the books are […]

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 […]

Top prizes for short stories at Yeovil Library

Winners of a children’s short story competition have been announced at a special event at Yeovil Library. Organised by Yeovil Community Arts Association (YCAA) and Somerset County Council Library service the competition saw children write short 500 word stories on the theme of ‘Broken’. Children in years 5 and 6 in schools in Yeovil 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. […]

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.

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 […]

Get Online at Somerset libraries

Somerset libraries will be helping even more people ‘Get Online’ this October as part of a national annual event. This will be the library service’s biggest ever participation in Get Online Week (13-18 October) following significant investment in the public access computers (the People’s Network) which were upgraded during the summer. This year there will […]