Newnham Library

What exactly this will mean for our libraries going forward is still under discussion by the QCs in court. This is all I know at the moment – I’ll let you know more detailed news as I get it from the texts and tweets coming in.
There is lots of media coverage already.
See FOGL twitter page for links as we get them https://twitter.com/#!/FOGLibrariesT

Saturday, 1st August -2020

Newnham Community Library will

REOPEN

It will be different, but you will be able to borrow books again.

 

If you are an existing borrower and have use of the internet follow this link to order a book.

Complete an online form here

You can also phone and leave a message on our phone 01594 516296.  

If you want to speak to a human it will be best to call during our published opening times.

Once you have selected a book you will be notified when it will be ready to collect.

You can order books through other libraries, just as always and they will be brought to us here in Newnham.


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


NEW BOOKS

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
Elsewhere Rosita Boland
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
Waterloo Bernard Cornwell
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

and

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.

Update

We can do copying, scanning, binding, trimming and laminating

Please ask in the library office

 


Laptop

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.


EVERYTHING ELSE

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

Douglas McLean

Adventures in The Book Trade

Tribal History of The Forest

Wine Tasting

Meet the authors:- Tony Curtis, Rebecca Tope & Andrew Taylor

Ghost Stories for Christmas

Doctor Who days

F W Harvey evening

Horrible Histories

Cabinet of Change – Flow Contemporary Arts.

Medieval Barber Surgeons

Victorian Workhouse at Westbury on Severn

Poetry Reading – Tony Curtis

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Pilgrims

A Little Off  The Top

Stand & Deliver

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you that Justice McKenna has this morning ruled in favour of Gloucestershire library users in the High Court on Equality grounds – this is a real vindication for our campaign which has long said that is it unfair to remove libraries from the most disadvantaged/vulnerable members of our communities.

What exactly this will mean for our libraries going forward is still under discussion by the QCs in court. This is all I know at the moment – I’ll let you know more detailed news as I get it from the texts and tweets coming in.

There is lots of media coverage already.

See FOGL twitter page for links as we get them https://twitter.com/#!/FOGLibrarie

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.

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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:-

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you that Justice McKenna has this morning ruled in favour of Gloucestershire library users in the High Court on Equality grounds – this is a real vindication for our campaign which has long said that is it unfair to remove libraries from the most disadvantaged/vulnerable members of our communities.

What exactly this will mean for our libraries going forward is still under discussion by the QCs in court. This is all I know at the moment – I’ll let you know more detailed news as I get it from the texts and tweets coming in.

There is lots of media coverage already.

See FOGL twitter page for links as we get them https://twitter.com/#!/FOGLibraries.

The Armoury Hall

Dean Road

Newnham,

Gloucestershire GL14 1BB

Tel. (01594) 516296

If you know your borrower number, you can

renew your books on line