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Submit by midnight on November 30th 2021.
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Les Kimberley had great plans to take the library forward to become a hub for activities to benefit the residents of Castle Cary. This competition, in his name, is one which sets out to bring the strands of reading and creative writing together for members of our community.
In the words of Annie Proulx, “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”
Summer Reading Challenge 2021 – Great fun for children, this year’s challenge has an environmental theme. Pick up a leaflet from the library to find out more and to help the Wild World Heroes solve problems. Collect stickers every time you finish a book and add these to your poster plus go online for more exciting things to do! Ask in the library and see online at: www.wildworldheroes.org.uk
And for both adults and children, don’t forget to organise your summer reading by dropping into our lovely little library to borrow a few books. Remember too, you can order virtually any book through the online catalogue at www.librarieswest.org.uk where you can also find plenty of online materials such as e-books and digital newspapers and magazines, as well as a range of activities for all ages.
The library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4.30pm plus Saturday 10am – 12.30pm. We have a lot of new books in the library, both fiction and non-fiction, including children’s, so it is well worth paying us a visit.
We look forward to seeing you in our lovely local library soon.
This event postponed to a later date due to new restrictions.
Come into the Market House on Tuesdays, 10.15-11.45, and you will find an exciting collection of museum artefacts and local history books to have a look at. Most of the books can be borrowed if you are a Library Member (and if you are not it is easy and free to become one).
If you have always thought about doing some family history research but never got around to it, now is the perfect time. Ancestry.com, which has previously only been available in libraries, is now available for you to use at home.
You just have to log in to Libraries West in the normal way and then you click on to the blue words “Access to Ancestry Library Edition” to open the software.
The Library played its part in this year’s Castle Cary and Ansford Big Christmas with a Book Sale in the Library itself – a good opportunity to attract people who might not have been in the building before.
As you can see, volunteering to support the library presents a wide range of opportunities! Well done to all those who worked hard to set up and host the event.
Best of all, we didn’t get wet – (those with long memories will recall the ingenious book shelter which provided a number of logistical challenges).