**** BREAKING NEWS *** 7th JANUARY 2021.
The Library Committee have issued the following statement:
Library services suspended during national lockdown.
Brighstone Community library has been closed by the management committee to reinforce the need to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
The situation will be reviewed during the last week of January and the committee may be able to restore its Order and Collect service, depending on the infection levels at that time.
All current loans have been extended to 1st March 2021 and no fines are being charged.
Library services are available online, including access to eBooks, audio books, magazines, newspapers, music, comics and graphic novels.
People can access these services on the council’s website at
To keep up to date with changes to the library service keep watching this web site or check the library Facebook page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that you can Access your Library On Line?
- 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.
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 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.
POETS AND POETRY – is the new display theme that will be set up this month.
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.
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.
Health Walks fortnightly. Every Tuesday afternoon departing at 1.30pm from the Library.
Brighstone Library Address:
Brighstone Community Library
New phone number 740446
Normal Opening Times:
Tuesday: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday: 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 4.00pm
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*
* Charges apply for these Services