Newnham Library

  

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

Newnham Community Library opening hours changed in May 2015

Our Thursday hours are now  from 14:00 to 18:00. 


Outrage in the Forest

Thursday, 20th June – 19:30

Averil Kear

Averil Kear will tell the tale of six  Forest of Dean convicts transported to Bermuda in the 1850s.

 


Tabletop Games

Thursday, 2nd May – 17:00 to 19:00


NEW BOOKS

These are just some of the books we have bought in the past few weeks:-

Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start Tom Kerridge
Feed Me Vegan For All Occasions Lucy Watson
Gino’s Italian Adriatic Escape Gino D’acampo
Give me your hand Megan Abbott
To kill the truth Sam Bourne
Black Leopard Red Wolf Marlon James
War Doctor David Nott
Once upon a river Diane Setterfield
Cut out girl Bart Van Es
Salt Path Ray or Winn

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

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.

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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 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.

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

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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

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.