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:
Read an eBook Day
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
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.
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!