June Community Library News

June Community Library News

We have acquired a range of Lego sets and these are available for children of any age to get constructive. This has proved surprisingly popular in other library branches, and isn't confined to the Under 5's! Initially, the best time would be after school on a Wednesday when we are open 3-5pm.

We held a Plant Sale at the end of May outside the library on a Saturday morning and this raised nearly £150. Thanks to everyone who donated so many excellent plants. For example, we had two Acers and a bay tree which were donated and they went within minutes. Thanks also to all who helped particularly Claire Ellis for organising it and Mike Tucker for the sign.

The genealogy sessions which were mentioned a couple of months ago are going well. Feel free to call in on a Tuesday morning to see what's involved and book a space.

We are in active discussions about having Digital Drop-ins where external IT experts can help anyone (you don't need to be a library member) with to improve their skills with a lap-top, tablet or smartphone. The trainers say many of us have probably been given these items of technology by others and then never had the chance to learn to use them properly, let alone to their full potential.

And finally, consumer sales of e-books (for Kindles and the like) fell by 16% over the last year, according to The Guardian. The Chief Executive of The Publisher's Association said “There is generally a sense that people are now getting screen tiredness, or fatigue, from so many devices being used, watched or looked at in their week. [Printed] books provide an opportunity to step away from that.”

New Book Arrivals

Stand by – lots of new books in

Night School – Lee Child

The Burial Hour – Jeffrey Deaver ( a couple for the crime/thriller section)

Precious and Grace/ Chance Developments – Alexander McCall Smith ( a bit gentler)

Razor Girl – Carl Hiaasen

These are available in Large Print

Foreign Bodies – David Wishart

Beignets, Brides and Bodies – J R Ripley


The Scandinavian Home – Nik Brantmark

And for children

Vikings by Moira Butterfield

And for children in Welsh

Mae Llyguden yn fach – Mary Murphy

Y Babi Newydd – Stella Gurney and Fiona Freund

Ben u Betsan Y Falwn fawr – Axel Scheffler