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

From May 2019 the library will remain open for half an hour longer 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

 


OUR NEXT EVENTS


10th October

New Regard

 


24th October

History Group Talk

 


Tabletop Games

Thursday, 1st August – 17:00 to 19:00


NEW BOOKS

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

Arm of the Sphinx Josiah Bancroft
Border Kapka Kassabova
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
Skyfaring Mark Vanhoenacker
Steelheart Brandon Sanderson
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

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