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Success story continues

The success story of the Somerset-led LibrariesWest Consortium continues today with the announcement that two more local authorities have joined its ranks. The Borough of Poole and Dorset County Council library authorities have become part of the consortium, alongside those of Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils. […]

Record breaking reads for children in Somerset

Libraries across Somerset are gearing up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which will encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records as featured in the Guinness World Records Books. Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge have to read six books and collect stickers (some of which […]

Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight

Yeovil Library will be celebrating Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight (MANIL) (1 to 14 June) on Friday 12 June with an event showcasing equipment, resources and services for people with sight loss. MANIL is an annual campaign bringing libraries and blind and partially sighted people together in an effort to improve access to books […]

Volunteer for a summer of reading

Somerset County Council is calling on young people to sign up as volunteers for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Last year almost 100 young people volunteered with Somerset Libraries to help encourage children to read during the summer holidays, a time when a child’s reading habits can reduce.   This year’s theme is Record Breakers […]

Library events to give digital taster

New-media novices can visit their local library next week (20 – 26 April) for free lessons in all things digital. Free courses teaching basic computer skills are being offered in a number of Somerset’s libraries throughout the week as part of the national Spring Online campaign. The classes are aimed at complete beginners or those […]

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 […]

People encouraged to Be Online with Somerset Libraries

People all over the UK will be encouraged to make the most of the internet with the Be Online campaign, which takes place from 23 February – 8 March. Somerset Libraries is getting involved with a number of events which will help people use the Internet to improve their skills, manage their health and live […]

Banish Blue Monday at your local library

Somerset’s libraries will be leading the fight against post-Christmas depression with a range of events and activities to mark Blue Monday. This year’s Blue Monday – the day said to be the most depressing of the year – falls on Monday 19 January. Libraries will be displaying books which have changed people’s lives for the […]

Residents reminded to have their say

People are being reminded to have their say on proposed changes to Somerset County Council’s Library Services, as the consultation enters its final week. Nearly 3,000 people have been in touch with the County Council online and in person at a number of sessions held in Somerset Libraries to give their views on the proposed […]

Reading reaps rewards

Henry, Ashley, David and Michael, supported by Able2Achieve, all took part in the Summer Reading Challenge at Crewkerne Library and were recently presented with medals and certificates for their achievements. They each read 6 books during the summer holidays, and were invited back to Crewkerne Library to meet the Mayor of Crewkerne, Robin Pailthorpe, and […]