Summer Reading Challenge

Join the Challenge    – all you need to do is visit the library to join and then borrow at least 6 books and visit the library 3 times over the summer holiday.  Win lots of goodies and a certificate.

Enjoy sharing stories– whenever the library is open

Mythical Maze activities– Thursday 14 August at 10.30 am (primary aged children).  Contact the library to book a place.

Read to a dog    – Shandy will be in the library on Saturday16                                August from 11 am (TBC)

Shandy will be happy to be read to at other times by appointment – ask at the library desk.

Mythical Maze activities– Thursday 21 August at 10.30 am (primary aged children).  Contact the library to book a place.

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Summer at the Library

Extra Visitors – Not surprisingly we are expecting lots of visitors to the library in the summer months. We have re-vamped our visitor information adding a brochure on the town as well as  local walks and other useful information.

Local Attractions- To improve our knowledge of local attractions volunteers will be visiting local venues throughout the summer. We start with a visit to Cotswold Woollen Mills in July and later in the month will be going to Kelmscott Manor.

Job Club – The Job Club continues on Tuesday mornings until 22nd July. Thereafter it will run as part of the overall library service offering support to those needing help researching job opportunities, writing CVs etc. We are very grateful to Annabelle Carter of Cirencester College for all her help with this.

Wi Fi – Wi Fi is available for a small fee and this allows us to offer personal tuition to help people get the most from their smartphone, laptop or tablet as well as providing a fast and convenient connection to the internet.

With lots of new books, DVDs and other items there is always something new on the shelves so why not call in and see what’s on offer?

 

Summer Reading Challenge

The theme for this Summer’s Reading Challenge is Mythical Maze so look out for fantastical creatures from the world of legend and mythology.

We are hoping to have some real serpents and dragons in the library - we will publish the date on posters and the website to let you know when this will be happening.

Making a popular return to the library this summer is Shandy our Reading Dog. Shandy loves nothing better than to listen to children reading her stories especially ones that feature other animals!

Reading dog
Reading dog

Spring is here, summer will follow soon and bring lots of visitors to our town!

We now have an improved Visitor Information Centre in the Community Library offering a brand new leaflet about Lechlade (huge thanks to Margaret Hing and the Town Council) and a selection of walks around the town and along the river. More features will be introduced throughout the year.

The management team are arranging a Summer Soiree in June for all our Library Volunteers and Friends to thank them for their fantastic contributions to the success of the library. As we never tire of repeating, we could not run the library without them! We shall invite them to bring along a guest who they think might also be interested in supporting the library by becoming a volunteer or Friend of the Library.

We hope to hold a Book Sale in June – so come along and fill a bag with some holiday reading.

Our usual Children’s activities continue on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and we shall once again be taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holidays.

A new venture for us is hosting a Job Club every Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 12 noon. A community Project worker will offer advice and guidance on writing CVs, searching for work online, applying for jobs or just informal chats about how best to find work.

Wi-Fi is available in the library so you can use your own tablet, phone and other devices and get faster access to the internet for a small fee. Free access to the internet is still available via the six People’s Computers.

Family History: We can help if you would like some guidance on researching your family history.

Computer Skills: We can offer help if you have never used a computer before or if you would like to improve your skills. We can also offer personal tutorials to help you make better use of your laptop or iPad.

 

Coming soon:

Spring on Line  from 1st to 6th April — a national drive to get people to use a computer who have never done so

Easter Reading Challenge — prizes for every child taking out a book during the school holidays!

Children’s card-making workshop 10th April

Craft Fair 29th April – the Community Library is the nominated charity—thanks Hayley!

For information about any of these events or to book the Children’s card-making workshop please call into the library or e mail info@lechladelibrary.co.uk

 

Not a member of the library yet…what are you waiting for?

Free membership of the library is available to everyone and all our books, including the very newest ones, are free to borrow. Not a member yet? Adults and accompanied children can pop in, join the library and borrow items immediately.

DVDs and Audio Books: Why not try one of our many DVD titles at just £1.50 per night or £3 for a full week? Or pop in and borrow one of our many Audio Books at just £1.30 for a 3-week loan, giving you plenty of time to listen to the story. You can also download ebooks and e audiobooks from www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries.

Children’s Activities continue as usual on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Wi-Fi is available in the library so you can use your own tablet, phone and other devices and get faster access to the internet for a small fee. Free access to the internet is still available via the six People’s Computers.

Computer Skills: Throughout the spring we can offer help, either if you have never used a computer before or if you would like to improve your skills. We can also offer personal tutorials to help you make better use of your laptop or iPad.