LIBRARY 

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 

The library will close at 12.30 on Tuesday 20th December and re-open at 9.30 on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. 

We wish all our customers a happy and healthy Christmas break.

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We now have a box where you can recycle your empty ink cartridges

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IT’S BACK! – 

CHILDREN’s MINI

CHRISTMAS TREE COMPETITION

Mini trees available from 1st November, in the library £3.00
For children to decorate in their own way

Please return decorated trees to the Library by Thursday 1st December.

TREES WI LL BE ON DI SPLAY THROUGHOUT DECEMBER

Prizes for the winners announced December 17th

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Great News for our youngest Library Members!

We now have many brand new publications for our Children’s Library.
Books for Young Readers include some of The Treehouse Series and The Bolds by Julian Clary.
For our younger members, we have 24 new titles such as Ten Little Penguins, The Baddies by Julia Donaldson and My Mum is a Lioness and many more appealing stories.

This exciting chance has happened because we had two very generous donations from local residents, made specifically for this purpose. This has been supplemented by some committee funds. All much appreciated by everyone involved with the library. Thank you!
We no longer receive funds from the council to buy new books.
So………..
Come along and loan a shiny new book!
Why not share a lovely new storybook at home!

NEW BOOK TITLES.

Thanks to the generosity of our local residents and the success of our recent appeal for the donation of recent Adult Fiction books, we have managed to greatly increase our stock.

All new titles are located just inside the front door – Please ask a volunteer if you cannot find them.

BRIGHSTONE COMMUNITY LIBRARY WILL BE OPERATING A FULL SERVICE INCLUDING ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM.

Unfortunately, for the safety and well being of our volunteers, access to WI-FI and the public computer will still not be available.


 Here are our normal opening hours

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 09:30 – 12:30
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

Public access to Wi-Fi within the library building is no longer available.

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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