The Summer Reading Challenge 2018

This popular event launches on Saturday 14 July and runs until early September. This year’s challenge is called Mischief Makers, inspired by The Beano, the much-loved children’s comic which is celebrating its 80th birthday in 2018. Children can join Dennis, Gnasher, and other friends both old and new, as they explore their colourful collector’s map of Beanotown. As they read library books throughout the summer, they will collect special stickers to help them find the mysterious buried treasure. As usual, there will be other exciting rewards along the way, culminating in a medal and certificate for every child who reads six books over the holidays.

Scarecrow Festival 2018 

The library entry will tie in with the theme of the Summer Reading Challenge, why not pop by over the weekend of Saturday 14th July to find out who is lurking…

Christmas Tree Competition 2017

The mini tree competition was a great success attracting many positive comments from our visitors. 

The children had obviously put a great deal of thought, time and effort into their creations so are all to be congratulated.




Some of our talented volunteers create attractive and topical displays – feel free to come in to take a look at the latest.

As we benefit from being privileged to use this beautiful National Trust building, the current display features the work and history of the National Trust.  





The updated Brighstone Village book is on sale in the Library for £12.00. It’s a very good read and highly recommended.

We also stock the Brighstone Roll of Honour booklet, which gives details of all the heroes from Brighstone in WWI for £5.00.

Both make ideal gifts or souvenirs.



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


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.


Health Walks fortnightly. 1.30pm start from the Library.

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

New phone number 740446

Normal Opening Times:
Monday:  CLOSED
Tuesday:   9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday: 1.30 pm –  4.30 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 *                      

 *  Charges apply for these Services