Tag Archives: library

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Join the river adventure – multi-media production opens at Bridgwater Library

Local stories of the River Parrett are being brought to life in a three week long spectacular multi-media experience at Bridgwater Library – ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’. The light, sound, video and live performance production transforms the library and immerses visitors in real life stories, hidden treasures and the glorious landscapes of […]

Digital Bridgwater 3D Design Competition launch event

Young people and their families are invited to come along and join in the fun at the launch of the 3D Design and Print competition at Bridgwater Library on Saturday 18 February. The competition is the result of collaboration between Somerset Libraries, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater Town Council, multinational software corporation; Autodesk and CEL, manufacturer […]

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. […]

Yeovil Library helps host fourth annual Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next month as the County Council’s library helps host Yeovil’s Literary Festival. Yeovil Library has teamed up with The Octagon Theatre, Waterstones Yeovil and Yeovil Community Arts Association to host the town’s fourth annual festival. The 2016 festival takes place from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 October with a […]

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.