Mayor lends a hand at library

The Mayor and Mayoress lend a hand at the Henry Bloom Noble Library on Wednesday August 19 when they joined an activity session as part of this year's Summer Reading Challenge Record Breakers programme.

The Mayor and Mayoress with Elijah Winning, four

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Library launches 2015 Summer Reading Challenge

The Henry Bloom Noble Library has launched the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge.

Sponsored for the eighth successive year by Scottish Widows, the Summer Reading Challenge is a partnership between The Reading Agency and public libraries that aims to build confidence and independent reading, while preventing the dip in children’s literacy levels during the long break from school.


Scottish Widows Juan Clarke and Pat Betteridge and borough librarian Jan Macartney with Denitsa Petrova, 10, James Drummond, nine and Molly Hinds, seven

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Even More eBooks

We’ve been expanding our eBook selection recently adding lots of new titles for both children and adults, including well known authors such as Stuart MacBride, Reginald Hill, Tess Gerritsen, Anna Jacobs, Alexander McCall Smith, Russell Brand, James Patterson, Cecelia Ahern, Hilary Mantel, David Walliams, Liz Pichon and many more!


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August Bank Holiday


Summer Reading Challenge 2015

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is Record Breakers, so who better to team up with than the champion of record-breaking achievements, Guinness World Records who inspire and celebrate personal bests. And what better way for your child to challenge themselves than to get involved with Record Breakers this summer!


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