Covid – 19
THE LIBRARY is CLOSED
until further notice
We are looking into ways in which we can provide some kind of safe service.
Have you had a look at the Book Stop? Located outside The Club in the old bus shelter
Help yourself to books and puzzles. Just follow the rules on “staying safe”
Have you tried digital books? May be you have an iPad or Kindle
There is an app called Libby, which is a free. It lets you borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library.
You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere.
All you need to get started is a library card.
Here is link to the County Library page
When this has been devised we will be in touch again.
If you are a regular borrower you may have received the followin message from Gloucestershire County Council:-
Gloucestershire County Council are closing all council run libraries and Community Access Points from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19. In addition, request services such as inter library loans and music sets will be suspended.
In order to mitigate the impact the closure period may have, the following will be applied:
• No additional fines for overdue materials will be added, and overdue notifications will be suspended.
• Library cards due to expire within the next few months will be extended so that users can continue to access online materials.
In addition, we would like to remind customers that a wide range of eStock is available online – this covers eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.
These materials can be accessed from www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries
Tabletop Games – Postponed until further notice
These are just some of the books we have bought in the past few weeks:-
|Spinning Silver||Naomi Novik|
|Pinch of Nom : 100 Slimming Home-Style||Allinson, Kate & Fetherstone|
|Pinch of Nom : Everyday Light||Allinson, Kate & Fetherstone|
|love of country||Madeleine Bunting|
|pocket atlas of remote islands||Judith Schalansky|
|Pretty Maids||Mari Griffith|
|The Confession||Jessie Burton|
|The Boy Who Followed his Father into Auschwitz||Jeremy Dronfield|
|The Volunteer||Jack Fairweather|
|Secret Forest of Dean||Mark Turner|
|Supplement to Vol 1. West Gloucester and Wye Valley Lines||Neil Parkhouse|
|On Chapel Sands||Laura Cummings|
|Olive Kitteridge||Elizabeth Strout|
|Miss Austen||Gill Hornby|
|The Handmaid’s Tale||Margaret Atwood|
|The Dutch House||Ann Patchett|
|How the Dead Speak||Val McDermid|
|The Last Hours||Minette Walters|
|And So it Begins||Rachel Abbott|
If you call in and ask one of our volunteers you may find that book much sooner here in Newnham than you would by ordering from another
County library where there could be as many as 50 other borrowers in the queue ahead of you. Our new books are ring-fenced for our local readers.
We support the Gloucestershire County Council Summer Reading Scheme.
We have a reading group you could join.
We sell unwanted books at bargain prices.
There is a rolling exhibition of paintings by local artists.
Please ask for details about our story time for very young children
support for Newnham Primary School’s study projects.
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
Caves in the Forest of Dean
Adventures in The Book Trade
Tribal History of The Forest
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 Blaisdon
A Little Off The Top
Stand & Deliver
NEWNHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY (NCL for short) provides all the services and features obtainable from main Gloucestershire County Council libraries. You can order books from other libraries, return books that you have collected from other County libraries and browse the book shelves just as before. We can also make paper copies of your documents up to A3 size. We also have two Peoples Network computers for Internet use and an independent laptop you can work on and print from.
Ancestry.com is accessible for FREE via the County Library network.
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 a dozen volunteers.
Just as a gentle reminder, please remember to bring your library card with you when you come and visit us.
Our formal address is:-
The Armoury Hall
Gloucestershire GL14 1BB
Tel. (01594) 516296
If you know your borrower number, you can