From May 2019 the library will remain open for half an hour long on Saturday mornings
We will now close at 1:00, which will allow borrowers some quiet time to browse once the Community Café has closed
Creative Writing Workshop
with Kim Botly
Tuesday 18th June, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Our next Talk will be
Outrage in the Forest
Thursday, 20th June – 19:30
Averil Kear will tell the tale of six Forest of Dean convicts
transported to Bermuda in the 1850s.
On 29th August we will have another visit from John Putley,
In the past he gave us an excellent presentation on medieval Barber Surgeons. John is much sought after for his engaging presentations.
He will be telling us about Witches!
Thursday, 6th June – 17:00 to 19:00
These are just some of the books we have bought in the past few weeks:-
|Arm of the Sphinx||Josiah Bancroft|
|Children of Blood and Bone||Tomi Adeyemi|
|Cut out girl||Bart Van Es|
|Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone||J K Rowling|
|Machines Like Me||Ian McEwan|
|Moon Sister||Lucinda Riley|
|Penguin Lessons||Tom Michell|
|Pery Jackson: The Last Olympian||Rick Riorden|
|Places In Between||Rory stewart|
|Shadow of Silk Road||Colin Thubron|
|The boy at the back of the class||Onjali Q Rauf|
|The Girls||Lauren Lee & Jenny Loulei|
|The King’s Evil||Andrew Taylor|
|The Librarian of Auschwitz||Antonio Iturbe|
|The World I Fell Out Of||Melanie Reid|
Last year we acquired 242 new books some of which were donations.
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