This article is usually about the other wonderful things that go on at the library but this month I’m starting with books. For anyone who hasn’t been in and looked at the shelves lately or who has gone straight to their favourite author, please do come in and look at all our lovely books. As well as the large selection of fiction we all love, there are so many non-fiction books that deserve appreciation. We have many hobby books (including handicrafts, cooking, decorating, gardening etc), lots of history books (factual and historical fiction eg Hilary Mantel and Bernard Cornwell), travel books (and maps), local interest books, books by local authors eg Gary Toward’s ‘Magpie’ and Phil Simpkin’s ‘Jack Ketch’s Puppets’, biographies (eg Mary Berry, John Bishop, David Jason), science fiction and fantasy, even a few Westerns! We stock large print and audio books as well. If the book is too big to take home or you’re not sure if you’ll like it, you are welcome to sit and read it in the library. We also have books for sale. Our children’s section is pretty wonderful as well! We have a lovely new artwork above the bookshelves.
To go with the marvelous books you have now chosen we are selling book marks, profits to the library. You can come in and choose from the large selection of patterns and shapes and place your order at the counter. Jennifer will collect the orders on a weekly basis and make up the bookmarks for you. These are priced at £1.
We keep the latest Journal (in case you’ve lost yours!) AND we have a lot of old ‘historic’ Journals we are enjoying looking through. You can ask to see them if you wish. They are very interesting.
The pre-schoolers will meet on the 27th April and 25th May, 2 till 3, £1 per child.
Our monthly coffee morning in May is a special one when we will be celebrating our 6th birthday as a community library. That is on the 14th.
Adult Social Crafting and Cake! is on Tuesday 17th May 2.30 till 4, £2.50 pp. A ‘Royal Theme’!
Tickets are on sale now to meet Marilyn Ricci, author of Dancing at the Asylum, her book dedicated to the people who lived and worked in the Carlton Hayes asylum. We especially invite anyone who has a connection with Carlton Hayes to come along and share their memories of what was a special place in our area. This takes place on Saturday June 11th, 2 till 4. Tea and biscuits included in the ticket price. We have other author events in the pipeline.
Thank you to those who have dropped off raffle and tombola prizes for us. You are a generous readership. We are still collecting.
We will have a stall at the Party on the Park Jubilee Event on Friday 3rd June. See you there.