Tag Archives: Somerset Library Service

Knowing your numbers can reduce the risk of serious illness 

Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team is encouraging Somerset residents to get their blood pressure checked for ‘Know Your Numbers’ week.   The national campaign from Blood Pressure UK, aims to raise awareness of high blood pressure (hypertension), encouraging all UK adults to check their blood pressure at home over a week. In Somerset we estimate […]

Sparks fly this summer at Somerset Libraries

Somerset libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022.  Nearly 7,000 children have already signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge, which runs across all Somerset libraries, asks 4–11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The […]

Make a fresh start this year with Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries are launching two new initiatives to encourage people back through the doors. Since libraries reopened their doors last April, following the end of lockdown, thousands of local people have started to embrace library services again. Libraries have had over half a million visits and have welcomed over 16,000 new members. To encourage even […]

Libraries launch audio explainer during Hi Vis fortnight

Somerset Library Service has developed an audio explainer which allows visually impaired people to hear about the inclusive services that are available to them. The audio is being launched on their website during Hi Vis fortnight (7-20 June), an awareness campaign that seeks to highlight the wonderful world of accessible reading – this year’s theme […]

Somerset libraries getting ready to open

Somerset Libraries are getting ready to welcome customers back into library buildings again from 12 April when further restrictions are expected to lift. Shelves will be crammed with an array of brand-new book with something for everyone. Library members can borrow up to 20 books at a time, all for free! Covid secure measures will […]

More libraries open for order-and-collect

The phased reopening of Somerset’s libraries is continuing next week with a collection service introduced from even more buildings. Library buildings in Frome, Yeovil, Minehead and Bridgwater will open for the order-and-collect service from Monday 13 July, with members able to choose up to 10 books for collection. Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet […]

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. […]

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 […]

Young people invited to boost CVs

Somerset Library Service is once again offering young people the chance to boost their CVs with a volunteering opportunity over the school summer holidays. During July and August each year, over 7,000 children visit Somerset’s libraries to join in with the Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children aged 4-11 to read six books during the […]