SHOW SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY AT AWARENESS DAY

The Friends of Crewkerne Library are asking the local community to show support for their library at an Awareness Day. The event on Friday April 6th at Crewkerne Library will highlight the many important services the library provides for the people of the town and surrounding villages, in addition to the loan of reading books, audio books and DVDs. Free fun activities and talks have been planned for children of all ages and for adults, beginning with Ancestry and Genealogy advice by Richard Harbord and Caroline Newark at 10 am.

Tamsin Cooke, the author of Cat Burglar, chosen for Somerset Children’s big read, will give a talk for children at 10.30 am. A Sing-A-Long for all, encouraging adults to join in with a baby boogie session will take place at 12 noon. Visitors are invited to have a go at Colouring for Mindfulness at 1 pm and at 2 pm, writer, broadcaster and cruise line guest speaker Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet, will give a talk on his published books in which he shares anecdotes from his experiences with animals.

All day activities for children include children’s Easter crafts and a book titles quiz, with a grand prize for one lucky entrant. Cakes and refreshments will be available and raffle tickets on sale with a range of lovely prizes offered in the draw. The author talks with Tamsin Cooke and Malcolm Welshman are expected to be much in demand, prior booking of these is required by calling into the library beforehand to reserve a place.

Crewkerne Library in Falkland Square is under threat of closure in proposals put forward by Somerset County Council. The public consultation which began on January 29th and was due to end on April 22nd has now been extended for another seven weeks and will finish on June 13th. The county council’s proposals for Crewkerne Library, with a questionnaire, can be viewed at www.somerset.gov.uk/librariesconsultation. Copies of the proposals and the questionnaire are also available from the library.

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