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Summer 2016

Barrow Library will soon be celebrating its first birthday


It seems impossible that nearly a year has passed since we were tearing around trying to get the County solicitors to agree the lease in time for the keys hand- over on Monday July 27th. Since then so much has happened and we have all learnt such a lot.

The Library Management Committee is extremely grateful to all the volunteers and their coordinator Angeline for all their hard work and enthusiasm that has led to a really successful fi rst year.

Here are some of the things going on in the library during the summer and into the autumn.

Celebration of the library’s “first birthday” on July 2nd 10.00 to 13.00. Keep an eye open for details on posters.

Rhyme Time in the Library: Fridays 10.30 – 11.00 for 3s and under: June 24th, July 8th and 22nd, 5th and 19th August. Bring your little ones to sing rhymes and songs. There will be a Colouring Corner available for older children while Rhyme Time is in progress. £1 donation to library funds per child.

Saturday Stories in the Library: 10.30 – 11.00 for children aged 7 and under: 18th June, 2nd July. £1 donation to library funds per child.

The Summer Reading Scheme: Barrow library will be participating fully in this wonderful free scheme for 4 – 11 year olds. This year it is based on six recurring themes in Roald Dahl’s books (friendship, mischief, adventure, invention, champions and word play.) We will be running activity sessions during the summer holidays linked to some of the stories in the scheme and will include crafts as well as story time. We will go into a Hall Orchard assembly later on in the term to explain the scheme in more detail to the children.

Lego Fun Builders: Book now for the session on Saturday Sept. 17th.

New to Computers: these are free bookable slots on Wednesdays 4 – 7 to give you one-to-one help with your computing problems.

They are mainly aimed at people who find the whole world of computing really difficult. Family History Courses: We will be trying to set up an evening course in the autumn so let the Library desk know that you are interested. It will be a 7-week course aimed at beginners and those with some knowledge to learn how to work on their family tree.

Talks in the Library: first of three talks is on Sept. 26th by the Dogs’ Trust Independent Book Loan scheme: This is free and we hope it will help to off set the reduction in new books available from the County Library Service. If you have good quality and very recent books that you think might be added, please speak to the desk.

The scheme includes non-fi ction.

Laminating, photocopying, scanning and printing services: available at a reasonable price Hot drinks available including to take away Memory sticks, sticker books and stationery for sale New chairs and tables for newspaper and magazine readers Your organization can HIRE THE LIBRARY at times when it isn’t open to the public. Ask at the desk for information.

FINALLY, WE DO CONTINUE TO NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS, although at the moment, we particularly need people who could do a slot on Wednesdays from 4.00 – 7.00 or Saturdays 10.00 – 1.00.

To contact the library, either call in or ring on 0116 305 3543 or email library@barrowuponsoar.org.uk