Meet the author!
Best selling children's author, Ali Sparkes could be Zooming into your homes on Tuesday 14 July at 10.30. Ali will be talking about how she got into writing, who inspired her to become an author and reading from her published work in this fabulous presentation.
This is a FREE event - book your place on Eventbrite today! Ideal for children age 6+.
If you're taking part in Arts Award Discover, why not use this activity for your 'Find Out' section? Contact us for more information about Arts Award Discover.
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Join our summer reading challenge for the grown ups! Each Friday we'll suggest a genre for you to try. Pick one, read it and post your review on social media using #SixBySixChallenge. We'll suggest ten genres over ten weeks and we challenge you to read six of them. So sharpen your pencils and get ready for your first challenge"!
Summer Activities Our much-loved virtual activity programme will continue throughout the summer holidays, to keep your family entertained and engaged with reading and the arts.
Be part of the online virtual library community. There is a range of activities each week for children and adults on Facebook. From Arts Award ideas, Lego Challenges and Story times for children, to Wellbeing, writing and more for adults.Take a look at the timetable .
Family Information Service-Online Resources for Families. Click Link below
Dorset libraries to offer order and collect service from this July
Following the Government’s recent announcement, our libraries will start a phased reopening from 8 July. The initial reopening plans, focused on the safety of customers and library employees, will provide existing users with an order and collect service. People will be able to order their preferred categories of books and other items to collect at an allocated time from 22 of Dorset’s 23 libraries.
Books will be available to order online on our website from 8 July by simply completing a short form about reading preferences. For those without online access, an order can be made by phoning 01305 228400.
GREAT NEWS FOR ALL OUR PATRONS
Stalbridge Library will be re-opening just as soon as we get the necessary work completed to ensure the safety of both our Patrons and our Volunteers
In the meantime just a sneak preview of our new signage which makes the Library a brighter and more welcoming space
We look forward to welcoming you all back soon
Watch this site and our Facebook page for more details
This is to let you know about changes to the Cloud Library Service (e-books)
We will be keeping this under review and will revert back to 21 days if and when we can
Reading Group update We appreciate that reading groups will be finding it difficult to access physical books whilst our libraries are closed, so you may be interested to know that we have a number of titles available as E-Audio books that are available for multiple users to checkout and listen to at the same time.
You can access these free of charge by logging on to Borrow Box with your personal library membership number and PIN and borrow them for 14 days. They can also be renewed if you need to keep them for a bit longer. All you need to access them is a smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop. Full details of the service can be found here.
Current featured titles include: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris and The Night Manager by John Le Carre.
If you're missing your meetings, why not try our Live Chat Group?
Live Chat Reading Group If you are missing visiting your Reading Group, and want to connect with other people about books, why not join our informal live chat reading group using Microsoft Teams. Each week we have a theme, and everyone gets a chance to talk about a book they've enjoyed. You'll have a very long wish list of books to try after hearing from everyone. The Reading group takes place every Thursday at 10am. Contact us to find out more and how you can join.
All Dorset Library customers can now read daily newspapers on their device with the RBDigital App.
Access the full text of 1000+ daily, weekly and monthly newspapers from over 100 countries (and in 60 languages), including 166 local, regional and national UK titles.
If you already use the app to read e-magazines and e-comics, you'll see the link to newspapers in the contents list. If you haven't used it before, sign up with your library card. Find out more here
Shared Reading is online!
Zoom into one of our Shared Reading sessions on a Wednesday afternoon 2.00 - 3.30 pm.
We read stories and poems aloud, and we talk. You don't need to read in advance, just put the kettle on before we start.
Register via Eventbrite and we'll send you information on how to join by email.
Missing your creative writing group? Join our new online group - Dorset Libraries Writing Circle, a supportive community of people who love to write, who come together to to take part in writing as a hobby or for well-being.
Each week we'll writing tips and inspiration and links to other writing resources. Discussions on any writing related topics are welcome.
We encourage members to help each other by offering advice and providing positive feedback to enable members to develop their writing skills.
Join Our Silly Squad!
We're bringing you a Summer Reading Challenge with a difference this year!
Launching on 5 June you can join the Silly Squad online and check out what books and comics you can borrow from us to complete your Challenge.
There will be lots of activities, games and quizzes to keep you entertained throughout the summer. Look out for our programme of activities on our Facebook page from July.