Newnham Community Library opening hours changed in May 2015
Our Thursday hours are now from 14:00 to 18:00.
Thursday, 7th February – 17:00 to 19:00
Caves in The Forest of Dean
Thursday, 18th February – 19:30
Caving in the Forest of Dean, including Otter Hole
Friday, 22nd March – 19:30
Dr. Lee Beard
Lee will talk about the artist, sculptor & writings of Ben Nicholson (1894-1982).
Nicholson’s lively intellect and total commitment to art are clearly evident, as is his association and friendship with some of the key figures of international Modernism, including Mondrian, Henry Moore and Picasso.
These are just some of the books we have bought in the past six weeks:-
|Another Doctor in The Forest||Chris Nancollas|
|The Forest of Dean||Humphrey Phelps|
|A Fool in the Forest||Leonard Clark|
|The Forest of Dean New History 1550-1818||Cyril Hart|
|The 5th Wave||Rick Yancey|
|The Infinite Sea||Rick Yancey|
|The Last Star||Rick Yancey|
|This Mortal Coil||Emily Suvada|
|This Cruel Design||Emily Suvada|
|Horrible Science Body Owners Handbook||Terry Deary|
|Horrible Science Monsters||Terry Deary|
|Slimy Timeline Sticker Book||Terry Deary|
|Horrible Science Brain-Boggling Body Book||Terry Deary|
|Horrible Science Blood Bones & Body Bits||Terry Deary|
|Horrible Science Nasty Nature||Terry Deary|
|Horrible Science Shocking Electricity||Terry Deary|
|Horrible Science Space Stars & Slimy Ali||Terry Deary|
|Tradition, Reformation & Reaction in the FOD 1450-1603||Joyce Moss|
|Pillars Of The Earth||Ken Follet|
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.