Libraries Week takes place from 8 to 13 October and South Gloucestershire residents are invited to drop in to their local library to find out about the new service and how libraries can support the health & wellbeing of communities and residents.
Our new library service has now been in operation for a year and we would like to tell everyone more about our development, including:
* The option for library users to visit selected libraries when they are unstaffed seven days a week with Open Access
* A growing range of digital services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
* The improved LibrariesWest app that enables you to manage your library account at any time.
We continue to provide a staffed library service which promotes the value of reading to our communities and includes an exciting programme for children of all ages, along with expert-endorsed book collections on a wide variety of health matters, a local information service, and digital skills support.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism Cllr Paul Hughes said: “Come along to your local library during Libraries Week and find out about everything on offer including our new services.
“Over the last few months the library service has been working on its development plans for the next three years. As part of this we have created a new vision for South Gloucestershire Libraries: the space where people, communities and ideas grow. This reflects the role of libraries as unique community buildings, which are open to everyone and provide resources at a local level which can inform and inspire people of all ages.”
Libraries Week drop-ins will take place at the locations, dates and times below:
Bradley Stoke Library, Monday 8 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Staple Hill Library, Monday 8 October, 2pm – 4pm
Yate library, Tuesday 9 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Emersons Green Library, Tuesday 9 October, 2pm – 4pm
Patchway Library, Wednesday 10 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Kingswood Library, Wednesday 10 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Thornbury Library, Thursday 11 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Hanham Library, Thursday 11 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Filton library, Thursday 11 October, 2pm – 4pm
Cadbury Heath Library, Friday 12 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Downend Library, Friday 12 October, 10.30am – 12 midday
Winterbourne Library, Friday 12 October, 2pm – 4pm.
In addition, induction sessions for our Open Access service are being held at Yate Library on Sunday 7 October and Bradley Stoke Library on Sunday 14 October at 10am, 11am and 12pm. To book a place at Yate go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-access-swipe-card-library-induction-session-at-yate-library-tickets-37764905850 and for Bradley Stoke go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-access-swipe-card-library-induction-session-at-bradley-stoke-library-tickets-44629148986