Tag Archives: Somerset Libraries

Read The Books & Catch The Crook

Somerset libraries are inviting children to help the Animal Agents – a bunch of furry, slippery and feathered friends – solve a mystery in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. To take part all children have to do is visit their local library and sign up to read six books throughout the summer. As they read […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s special about the River Parrett?

Somerset Libraries are inviting local people from Steart Peninsula, Bridgwater, Langport, South Petherton, Martock and beyond to join a voyage of discovery that will reveal all that is special about the unique riverside landscape along the River Parrett in Somerset. ‘Out of the Mouth of the Parrett’ is a joint project between Somerset Libraries, run […]

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.

Free music lessons at Shepton Library

Whether you’re more into Jimi Hendrix’s blues riffs than John Williams’ classical guitar style, free music courses could help you tune up this winter. Somerset Rural Youth Project and Shepton Mallet Library have come together to offer the local community the opportunity to learn guitar and drumming skills, composition and music technology. The sessions are […]

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.

Yeovil Library support the third annual Yeovil Literary Festival

Top authors will descend on Somerset next month as the County Council’s library helps host the Yeovil Literary Festival. Yeovil Library has teamed up with The Octagon Theatre, Waterstones Yeovil and Yeovil Community Arts Association to host the third annual Yeovil Literary Festival. The 2015 festival takes place from Wednesday 28 October to Sunday 1 […]