Newnham Community Library opening hours changed in May 2015
Our Thursday hours are now from 14:00 to 18:00.
Disasters on The Severn – an illustrated talk by John Powell
Thursday, 27th September – 19:30
Includes previously unpublished photographs of the Severn Railway Bridge under construction and the first known public performance in living memory of The Severn Bridge Galop, composed by T.C.Turner
Twenty river disasters lost in time
Newnham man stars in previously never seen publicly fishing film
Also can you help solve a Severn mystery?
Summer Reading Challenge
From Saturday, 14th July until Saturday, 8th September
Thank you to all those who took part
History Talk – Houses in The High Street
Thursday, 18th October – 19:30
More details to follow
Meet the Author – Sarah Franklin – Dinner
Friday, 23rd November – 19:30
More details to follow
In the past few months we have bought the following books:-
|Clock Dance||Anne Tyler|
|In Love and War||Liz Trenow|
|The Knives||Richard T Kelly|
|Poppy Girls||Margaret Dickinson|
|A Gentleman in Moscow||Amor Towles|
|Inspector Morse. Last Seen Wearing||Colin Dexter|
|Girl Balancing & Other Stories||Helen Dunmore|
|Silence Of The Girls||Pat Barker|
|The Secret Life of Bletchley Park||Sinclair McKay|
|Your Allotment||Clare Foster|
|Philip Larkin. Life, Art and Love||James Booth|
|To Catch a King. Charles II’s Great Escape||Charles Spencer|
|The Division Bell Mystery||Ellen Wilkinson|
|Children’s picture books|
|Ask Oscar||Alan mcdonald|
|Beware the Mighty Bitey||HeatherPindar|
|Dr Potts, my pets have spots||RodHull|
|Dread cat||Michael Rosin|
|Ireally want the cake||Simon Philip|
|Izzy Gizmo||Pip Jones|
|Monster Toothbrush||Brianog Brady|
|Officer George||Matthew Boobyer|
|Pirate Pete and his smelly feet||Lucy Rowland|
|Salty Dogs||Matty Long|
|The Bad Bunnies Magic Show||Mini Grey|
|The Knight who said No||Lucy Rowland|
|The Pirates of Scurvy Sands||Jonny Duddle|
|The Thing||Simon Puttock|
|The Wildest Cowboy||Gareth Jennings|
|Theres a Snake in my School||David Walliams|
|This Zoo is not for you||Ross Collins|
|Discover the Seeds of Greatness||Catherine Williams|
|A Bear Grylls Adventure||Bear Grylls & Emma McCann|
|Attack of the Demon Dinnerladies||Pamela Butchart|
|Barking up the Wrong Tree||Philip Armagh & Elissa Elwick|
|Beano Annual 2019|
|Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief||Nigel Auchterlounie|
|Dread Cat||Michael Rosen & O’Byrne Nicola|
|My Head Teacher is a vampire||Pamela Butchart|
|Never Tickle a Tiger||Pamela Butchart|
|The Girl with a Brave Heart||Jahanforuz Rita & Mitzi Vali|
|Wiggles bottom Primary: Super Dog!||Pamela Butchart|
|The 13&1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebeard||Walter Moers|
|Scorpia Rising||Anthony Horowitz|
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
Tribal History of The Forest
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.