As part of the phased reopening of our libraries we are introducing a Select and Collect Service from four libraries initially. From next week customers can contact Berwick, Blyth, Hexham or Morpeth libraries by filling in an online form or by calling the library telephone number.
Our staff will make a selection based on preferences for genres and authors indicated on the form and the bundle of books will be bagged up ready for collection from the library at a predetermined time slot. It is not yet possible to resume our normal reservations service so requests for specific authors and titles can only be satisfied if the book is in stock at that library.
This year’s annual Summer Reading Challenge gets a special Northumberland launch this Saturday, July 11.
As this year’s Challenge has gone digital, so have we! We have some fantastic virtual launch events and online activities for families to enjoy.
Saturday sees our first launch event – a fantastic Circus Skills Workshop with Circurama. Enjoy juggling, magic, nonsense…and a few surprises too!
This virtual event will be broadcast on Northumberland’s Facebook page, live at 1pm.
On Monday, July 13, the brilliantly funny author and illustrator Liz Million joins us for a crazy cartoon workshop recorded especially for Northumberland Libraries this summer.
The workshop goes live on YouTube at 1.30pm. If you want to ask Liz a question about her time as an illustrator email them to email@example.com and she will answer them in a live Q&A after the workshop.
We’re looking forward to families across Northumberland joining us and getting silly for the Summer Reading Challenge this year!
If you have finished an eBook or eAudiobook why not return it so that someone else can enjoy it! Lots of the items in our digital library can only be read by one person at a time so if you finish a book early why not return it straight away rather than waiting for it to automatically be returned.