Newnham Community Library opening hours changed in May 2015
Our Thursday hours are now from 14:00 to 18:00.
Summer Reading Challenge
From Saturday, 14th July until Saturday, 8th September
You can sign up at Newnham Community Library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge.
There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part! You’ll receive your very own map of Beanotown to get you started. Collect all the stickers to discover where the treasure is hiding and complete the Challenge.
Dennis and his friends will be with you every step of the way to give you clues and show you how to be a Mischief Maker too!
The Summer Reading Challenge website www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.
The Tribal History of the Forest of Dean
Thursday, 23rd August – 19:30
More details to follow
John Powell – Severn Railway Bridge under construction and some photos of various events that have taken place on the river Severn
Thursday, 27th September – 19:30
More details to follow
History Talk – Houses in The High Street
Thursday, 18th October – 19:30
More details to follow
In the past few months we have bought the following books:-
|New Adult Books|
|A Great Reckoning||Louise Penny|
|A Legacy of Spies||John Le Carre|
|Bathurst Bathing Belles||Amanda Harwood|
|Black Water Lilies||Michel Bussi|
|Blood Card||Elly Griffiths|
|Bookbinding A Step By Step Guide||Kathy Abbott|
|Call of the Weird||Louis Theroux|
|Career Of Evil||Robert Galbraith|
|Column Of Fire||Ken Follett|
|Dog Stories||D Secker Tesdell|
|Don’t Run Whatever You Do||Peter Allison|
|Exit West||Mohsin Hamid|
|Forest in Old Photographs||Humphrey Phelps|
|From The Fortunate Isles||Tony Curtis|
|History Of Wolves||Emily Fridlund|
|La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust volume one)||Philip Pullman|
|Lincoln in the Bardo||George Saunders|
|Never Let Me Go||Kashio Isiguro|
|On Trails||Robert Moor|
|Police At Station & Dont Look Friendly||Adrian McKinty|
|Postcards From Pillowell||David Adams, Chris Nancollas|
|Raw Spirit||Iain Banks|
|Some Kind Of Immortality||Tony Curtis|
|The Buried Giant||Kashuo Ishiguru|
|The Dry||Jane Harper|
|The Golden House||Salman Rushdie|
|The Road to Little Dribbling||Bill Bryson|
|The Secret Life of Cows||Rosamund Young|
|What Remains Of Me||A L Gaylin|
|Wilde Lake||Laura Lippman|
|Woman In Cabin 10||Ruth Ware|
|New Childrens Books|
|Ballet Shoes||Noel Streatfield|
|Boy Called Christmas||Matt Haig|
|Darkest Dark||Chris Hadfield|
|Elephant and the Bad Baby||Elfrida Vipont|
|Fungus The Bogeyman||Raymond Briggs|
|Giraffes Cant Dance||Giles Andrae|
|Girl Who Saved Christmas||Matt Haig|
|Let it Snow||Anne Fine|
|Scarecrows Wedding New Edition||Julia Donaldson|
|That’s not my Santa||Fiona Watt|
|Twit Twoo School Mouses Big Day||Lydia Monk|
|Willy The Wimp 30th Anniversary Edition||Anthony Browne|
|Zog and the Flying Doctors||Julia Donaldson|
The Library has FREE Wi-Fi access to the Internet, so you can come in and surf the ‘net’ too.
We can do copying, scanning, binding, trimming and laminating
Please ask in the library office
We have a laptop all set up for visitors to use. It allows much faster Internet access than the People’s Network Computers and can be used at any table in the library. Please ask the librarian when you visit. It is not suitable for use by un-supervised children. You can use it for writing, browsing the Internet and looking at your emails. You can also print from it too – in colour and up to A3 in size.
On the book front – do keep feeding us ideas on what to get.
So look out for great things shortly, and do please tell us if you have any ideas or concerns. We are determined to make the Library become a great success, and without your continued input that will be impossible.
Some of the things that we have done already
John Putley talked to us about Tudor Barber Surgeons, the highwaymen of Gloucestershire and there will be another one coming soon, possibly on pirates – who knows?
In the past
Adventures in The Book Trade
Meet the authors:- Tony Curtis, Rebecca Tope & Andrew Taylor
Ghost Stories for Christmas
Doctor Who days
F W Harvey evening
Cabinet of Change – Flow Contemporary Arts.
Medieval Barber Surgeons
Victorian Workhouse at Westbury on Severn
Poetry Reading – Tony Curtis
Baroness Royall of Blaisdom
A Little Off The Top
Stand & Deliver
We are now NEWNHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY (NCL for short) which continues to provide all the services and features Newnham Library users have always enjoyed. You can order books from other libraries, return books that you have collected from other Gloucestershire County Council libraries and browse the book shelves just as before. We still have a photocopier and two computers for Internet use.
The Library is now open in its new location at the Armoury Hall. Where we have all new bookcases funded with great help from Newnham Parish Council. We have our own office space, but share the main ground floor space with other community users.
Outside normal library hours (which remain broadly the same as they always have been) you can return your books through our letter box. This is sited uphill and to the left of the Armoury Hall entrance. The phone number remains the same 01594 516296.
NCL is run by a board of directors as a Charitable Company Limited by guarantee whose main members are Isobel Bihlmeier, Susan Faircloth and Mike Penny. The directors are supported by a team of over 30 volunteers. This decision was taken after careful consideration and lengthy discussion. We now have a larger space that is more useful and flexible, with better disabled access and as a community venture, we will be in a community building.
We now have 33 trained volunteers.
Just as a gentle reminder, please remember to bring your library card with you when you come and visit us.
Our opening hours will remain just the same – they are listed at the top of this page.
The Armoury Hall
Gloucestershire GL14 1BB
Tel. (01594) 516296
If you know your borrower number, you can renew your books on line
The library also has two computers provided by GCC for access to the internet, and remember there are some things like Ancestry.com which are accessible for FREE via the County Library network.