Space Chase has launched !

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The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 ‘Space Chase’ has taken off across our libraries and will run throughout the Summer Holidays.

Children between the ages of 4-11yrs can become space adventurers, and are simply asked to borrow and read any six library books. The theme for the 2019 is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. There are fun stickers to collect, a prize draw to win cinema tickets and even a 15% off family ticket for The Planetarium at The Tropicana.

But best of all, every child that completes the challenge will each receive an official certificate and gold medal, of which any space adventurer would be proud.

Volunteers are vital to the running of the Challenge, and we do rely on the wonderful support we receive each year. This year 105 volunteers have signed up throughout our libraries , including the mobile library.


 To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge many libraries are holding various space themed events and craft sessions, here are just a few ;

Clevedon Library: Moon on a plate craft
Monday 29 July 2-4pm (drop in)
Healthy Living Centre Library (Weston): Space crafts
Monday to Friday 2-4pm (drop in)
Nailsea Library: Make a spiral galaxy hanger
Tuesday 30 July 10am-4pm (drop in)
Portishead Library: Alien masks
Thursday 1 August 2-4pm (drop in)
Pill Library: Stand-up rocket card
Friday 2 August 11am-noon, 2-4.30pm (drop in)
Weston-super-Mare Library: Space-themed kindness rock painting
Tuesday 30 July 2-3pm
Weston-super-Mare Library: Makaton signed storytelling and craft
Wednesday 31 July 1.30-2.30pm
Worle Library: Alien bands
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am-4pm (drop in)
Worle Library: Space-themed kindness rock painting
Monday 29 July 2-3pm
Worle Library: Lego Club
Saturdays 10.30am-noon
Yatton Library: Make a rocking spaceman
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4pm (drop in)

Don’t forget there are still plenty of non-space themed activities and events going on throughout the Summer in your libraries :

  • Adult Colouring Club
  • Children’s Code Clubs
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) advisory sessions
  • Community Connect advice sessions
  • Computer Support
  • Councillor surgeries
  • Credit Union advice sessions
  • Family History advice sessions
  • Gadget Clubs
  • Health Trainers advice sessions
  • Job Skills help
  • Knitting group
  • Lego clubs
  • Reading groups
  • Scam Awareness, Digital safety and Ways to Bank
  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • Summer Reading Challenge craft sessions and activities
  • Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) advice sessions
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! teen zone

You are sure to find something that suits you.

If you are interested in supporting libraries in any of our regular activities, visit our Vacancies page to find out where we are looking for help and sign up to one of our upcoming information sessions to find out more.

Hope to see you soon !

Volunteers’ Week, 1st – 7th June 2019

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It’s Volunteer’s Week 2019 and we want to celebrate all the amazing volunteers who support libraries in North Somerset.  Thank you all for the time you give and for the commitment you show.  This year we have produced new graphics and a report to show our gratitude at the support out volunteers continue to give. To read the full report click here.

Thank you to each and every one of our volunteers for everything you do to support the work of libraries.  Many of our activities would not be possible without you and we are truly grateful for everything you do.  You are all stars and our libraries would be very different places without you – thank you.

We are continually looking to improve our volunteering programme and would love to hear from any of our volunteers about their experiences.  We are always happy to have new stories to share on our Volunteer Stories page so please let the team know if you’d like us to feature you.