September Report

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Village Show Saturday September 8th

Despite the inclement weather, we managed to raise £150 for the Library. We’d like to convey a huge thanks to all who made the event possible.

Volunteers and Friends of the Library

Would you like to get involved in helping promote and support our local library? We are always looking for more volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the library. Also we need volunteers who may not necessarily want to be hands-on in the library but would be happy to help run and enhance library-related activities and run fund-raising events. If you feel you can help in any way, please send us an email or call into the library for a chat.

Book Donations

Thanks again to those who have donated such beautiful books. We continue to welcome any donations of good quality books. If you are unable to bring them to the library, we will happily collect them.

We have a wedding photo that fell out of a donated book. If you think it might belong to you, please collect it from the library

Summer Reading Challenge

This year we had over twenty children aged 4-11 register for the Mischief Maker Summer Reading Challenge. The aim was to read at least six library books over the summer. Well done to all who completed.

Date of next Volunteers Meeting

Wednesday 10th October, 7 p.m. Wenvoe Arms

Advance Notice

Bus trip to Bath Christmas Market £15

Tickets available at the Library from October 1st. Coach will leave Wenvoe Village School at 9am & leave Bath 6pm. Tickets cost £15 – no concessions, no refunds.

Books, Bakes and Bric-a-brac – Saturday 10th November, at the Community Centre. Join us for refreshments and mince pies and buy some of our delicious Christmas bakes to take home. Donations of cakes will be gratefully received.


Do you have any books, unwanted gifts, costume jewellery, pre-loved china, toys and other items stored in your loft or garage? This is the chance of a good clear out before Christmas. Bring your unwanted items for the bric-a-brac sale. All profits benefit the Library. Let us know if you would like us to collect your contributions.


Again we have received several new titles this month. If you like autobiographies, we have Tom Jones and John Cleese to tempt you. Crime and thrillers are always popular with our readers and we have several new titles. You might find the following a good read.

Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. A terrifying home invasion with apocalyptic overtones

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein – her 19th crime novel

For something unusual – The Wolf of Midnight by M.K. Hume. The final instalment in the Tintagel trilogy; a journey of bravery and brutality within tribal Britain.

Off the Shelf

We met following a summer break to review 'Oranges are not the only Fruit' by Jeanette Winterson. Published in 1985, the semi-autobiographical story is about a lesbian girl growing up in the 60s in an English Pentecostal family. A comparison was made to the last book we read 'Purple Hibiscus' where the impact of religion was very strong with authoritative role models.

The group had mixed feelings about the book. Most of us felt that the book was an interesting and entertaining read as it was written through the eyes of a child trying to make sense of her eccentric upbringing. Some couldn't put the book down as her humorous account of situations was clearly brought to life. Others felt it had no depth. However, some members felt that some amusement was made at the expense of Winterson’s sexuality, which seemed unfair. The abrupt ending of the book was disappointing.

Overall, it was described as a 'quirky book' and quite a different read where religion played a central part to the story. Although there was a mixed review we gave the book a 7.5.