LIBRARY 

HOT OFF THE PRESS – We will be open on Wednesday afternoons 1st May – 31st August.

Here are our revised opening hours for this summer period-

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 09:30 – 12:00
Wednesday – 13:30 – 16:00
Thursday – 13:30 – 16:00
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday – CLOSED

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

Fundraising Quiz Night.

Facebook Page

Did you know that Brighstone Community Library now has a Facebook page?

You can access it from your computer, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device to keep up with what interests other people and possibly gain access to something new.

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

Newspaper Article: The resident and local population should consider themselves fortunate if the article published in the Express on 10th April is anything to go by. 

See the published article below:

New Display – “Fairy Tales and Legends.” – Children are invited to draw their favourite fairy tale character or legendary hero. Please bring it to the Library by 31st May for us to add to our display!

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.

 Quiz Night. We will be holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 18th May in the Wilberforce Hall at 7.30pm. This will be in aid of the library. More details coming soon.

There is a now a new display in the library: Two Literary Giants –  Charles Dickens & Jane Austin

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

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.  

 

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. 1.30pm start 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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