Man Booker Prize 2015

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 is chaired by Michael Wood. The judges are: Ellah Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne.

The shortlist was announced 15th September and is as follows. We have copies of each of the books:

  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marion James
  • Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
  • The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
  • The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara



Read an eBook Day

Friday 18th September is Read an eBook Day which is a celebration of modern storytelling. Join the fun by borrowing an eBook from the library!

Click here to view our eBook page.

eBooks are available to borrow 24/7, have no late fees and you don't even have to leave your house #eBookLove.



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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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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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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