Monthly Archives: November 2020

Lucky Dip for Children

Children can have a “lucky dip” pile of 5 or 6 books. Just email ccylib@somerset.gov.uk or ring 07579049109 and tell us their age, first name, card number (if you’ve lost it a surname and post code will let us find it for you) and, if you want to, what they like reading (Adventure? Peppa pig? Dinosaurs? Scary horror? Adventure? Horse stories? Creepy crawlies?) or their favourite authors and we’ll do our best. If you (and/or they) are not a library member we can soon enrol you – it is all free.

Then when the books are ready we ring you and you can collect – we are open Tues, Weds, Fri 10am-12noon and 2pm-3pm and Sat 101m-12noon. If your work/life makes all these times impossible let us know and we will arrange how to get the books to you.

We are back to no browsing

BUT on the very positive side readers are NOT limited to the books in Castle Cary Library but can also place reservations on books in any library in Libraries West, and these should usually arrive in our library for collection about a week after ordering.

Borrowers can either go to the Libraries West website and reserve the particular books they want by computer, and will then get notified when the book arrives at Castle Cary for collection.

OR they can use the “Library Choice” method (also known as “order and collect” – it has been renamed – pick up a form from Castle Cary Library to fill in and return with as much detail as they can about books they like to read, and we will hunt out books for them..

Children’s books are of course available in the same way.