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Children invited to join The Big Friendly Read at the library

The Henry Bloom Noble Library is calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016.


The Summer Reading Challenge asks four to 11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. It has a new theme each year and in 2016 the challenge is delivered in collaboration with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to celebrate 100 years of the world’s favourite storyteller.

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Henry Bloom Noble Library invests in specialist book collection for young reluctant readers

In a measure to support children living with dyslexia the Henry Bloom Noble Library has invested in a book collection by publisher Barrington Stoke, which specialises in ‘super-readable children’s books that break down the barriers that can stop kids getting into reading.’


Sue Rutter, left, with the library's Sophie Mills and Jan Macartney

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TT Trophy Winners!

Our chocolate TT trophy winners! Congratulations to all!


Kazu with senior library assistant Shirley

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Bi-Lingual Guiding

Introducing some of our new bi-lingual guiding! The guiding features both English and Manx and aims to make the different sections of the library easier to navigate. We would like to thank Adrian Cain for helping with this project.



Tynwald Day 2016

We will be closed on Tuesday 5th July 2016 for Tynwald Day. We will open again as normal on Wednesday 6th July. All of our online resources will still be available.


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