Customer Reservation Service
From Monday 14th September the Libraries West reservation system will be available for Dorset Library Service customers.
The reservation limit will be temporarily reduced to 10 (from 20) until further notice to help manage the volume.
From 14th September previously suspended hire, overdue and reservation charges (where relevant) will start being applied.
Arts Award Discover, administered by Trinity College London is available to all children aged 5+. This introductory qualification in the Arts is designed to get children and young people engaged with and excited about the arts in the broadest sense. Taking part through Dorset Libraries is free, we ask that families contact us to register and we will be able to guide them through the process as required, moderate their work and order their certificates. All of the activities in this newsletter could be included in Arts Award Discover.
Sharing your reading experience about a book you have read can be really interesting. It can make you think about what you liked or didn't like about the book, or what emotions you felt after reading the book. If you like to talk about books, why not join our virtual reading group which meets the last Thursday of each month. If you'd like to know more, and receive your invite simply email .
Calling all teachers!
Have you discovered the Teachers Reading Challenge? Developed by the Reading Agency and Open University, the site will run until 31 October and aims to help teachers develop their reading repertoire of children's books and offers resources and advice on enhancing children's reading experience. You can visit the site and sign up here.
Silly Squad will end on 30 September and we hope you've enjoyed taking part this year.
This has been a very different Summer Reading Challenge; we missed visiting you at school, welcoming you in libraries and hearing about the books you read for your Challenge, and are already looking forward to running a more traditional event next year.
If you have taken part we do have some medals available and you can ask for one from your local library while stocks last. Don't forget to print off your certificate from the Silly Squad website when your Challenge is complete.