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Summer Reading Challenge

With the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch in a new digital format designed to keep children engaged and interested in reading. It will support parents and carers with children already at home, offer schools exciting ways to animate remote learning, and provide great content for those back in the classroom. Many wonderful partners are supporting the Challenge this year to help us reach even more children than ever. The Challenge will run from 5 June to mid-September.

Join the Silly Squad at http://www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun.

This year, the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck into all sorts of funny books!

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities that incentivise and encourage children to take part in reading related activities. Although public library buildings are closed, libraries will continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms.

Contact your local library website to find out how you can access eBooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines for free that you can use to complete the Challenge at home.

https://www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/Library-Enjoy/eBooks

Coronavirus.

In view of the latest advice from the Government, the management committee of Brighstone Community Library has reluctantly decided to close the library and museum until further notice.

We know many of you will miss the service we provide, so although the library building will not be open for visitors, the committee is looking at alternative ways for the volunteers to provide a library service to the local community during this difficult time.

As soon as these ideas have been finalised, we will let you know what can be offered, so would urge you to keep checking the library website at:

www.brighstoneparish.org/community-info/community/library/

or         visit the library Facebook page

or         email brighstonecommunitylibrary@hotmail.co.uk

or         read the latest communique which will be posted on the library door.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Borrowers who have existing loans which are due for return should be aware that we will implement a complete amnesty on overdue books so there will be no fines.
  2. Borrowers will still be able to use the facilities of any of the other libraries which remain open on the Isle of Wight.
  3. The “Online” facilities will still be available to all borrowers.

 

Here are our normal opening hours

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 09:30 – 12:30
Wednesday – 09:30 – 12:30 (Summertime only from 1st April 2020)
Thursday – 13:30 – 16:00
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday – CLOSED

Tel: 01983 740446   or   email brighstonecommunitylibrary@hotmail.co.uk

Did you know that you can Access your Library On Line?

You can:

  • View your loaned items
  • Renew an item
  • See whats new in stock
  • Search the Library Catalogue
  • Request an Item not in stock
  • Suggest a Purchase
  • And much, much more

To login, you will need your library card number and your PIN. If you don’t know your PIN, contact the library who will be able to assist.

Click here to Login

News from Brighstone Community Library – YOUR LIBRARY

Facebook . The library has a new Facebook coordinator who posts regular updates. Go to Facebook and search for Brighstone Community Library.

Second-hand books are on sale. Children’s books, fiction paperbacks, hardback and softback non-fiction in good condition are available. We charge just 50p for paperback fiction with other books priced between 25p and £3. These are a vital part of the fundraising support to keep our library open.

 The Brighstone Museum – Why not visit the Brighstone Village Museum which shares our historic National Trust building. The Museum focus is on the history of Brighstone life over the years with plenty of fascinating artefacts. Please encourage your visitors to pop in. The Brighstone Village and Roll of Honour books are available to purchase.

We are a mine of Information.

Did you know that we have several folders in the library for you to peruse giving information about events and services across the Island and in Brighstone. We also have many helpful leaflets if you are in need of assistance on a variety of topics, as well as information on The National Trust.

Craft Books.

We have a good selections of craft book in the library available to borrow, could be useful with the Festive Season approaching.

Not a member of the library?

Joining is very simple, just pop in and we will issue you with your card, which means you can borrow books for any library on the Is-land, we are also able to reserve books from other libraries for you to collect in Brighstone.

New Volunteers.

New volunteers are always very welcome, just pop in and ask for further information. Full training is given.

Brighstone Village book – The updated Brighstone Village book is on sale in the library. Cost £12.00.

The Brighstone Roll of Honour book – provides details of all the heroes from Brighstone in WWI. Cost £5.00

Both make ideal gifts or souvenirs.

DISPLAYS

POETS AND POETRY – is the new display theme that will be set up this month.

INFORMATION

There are several folders holding information about events and services happening in Brighstone and across the Island, as well as helpful leaflets if you need assistance on a variety of topics.

Don’t forget you can now also download e-books and e-magazines via the IOW Library service website – pop in for details.  If you have a tablet, this is a great way to download items to take on the move. 

We also hold jigsaw puzzles to borrow free of charge, or to buy for £1.50.

We are always happy to receive good quality paperback books, which are sold to help with our on-going fundraising. However, as storage space is limited, regretfully we cannot accept box loads of donations at any one time.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available so feel free to bring your own devices to wirelessly connect to the Internet.

MISSION TO SEAFARERS

There are knitting patterns in the library if you would like to participate in knitting for the Seafarers Mission. Imagine getting on a ship in summer in the Philippines, dressed in shorts and t-shirts.  You might find yourself transiting freezing Arctic waters with only your overalls to keep you warm. The Seafarers Mission distribute warm items to help out in this situation. Linda East is the liaison for the knitting.

GENERAL

Health Walks fortnightly. Every Tuesday afternoon departing at 1.30pm from the Library.

Brighstone Library Address:
Brighstone Community Library
North Street
Brighstone
PO30 4AX

New phone number 740446
brighstonecommunitylibrary@hotmail.co.uk

Normal Opening Times:
Monday:  CLOSED
Tuesday:   9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday: 1.30 pm –  4.00 pm
Friday:    CLOSED
Saturday: 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Sunday:   CLOSED

Among the Services available in our library are:

Books                               Reference Collection
Cassettes/CDs*              Local Studies Collection
Large Print                     Children’s Area
Reading Groups            Reservations*
Computing                     Second Hand Books for Sale
Printing *                       Laminating*
Photocopying*              

 *  Charges apply for these Services

 

 

 

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