Sailing to |Corsica
The next meeting of the Friends of Lytchett LIbrary is on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm when the speaker is Iain Dickie who will give a presentation on 'Sailing to Corsica'. Non members are most welcome.
Celebrations at LytchettOn Saturday 26th November 2016 the Friends of Lytchett Library are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the formation of the Friends Group with a Dinner at Bulbury Woods Golf Club. Lytchett Matravers. Full details can be obtained from the Library.
In June we saw the introduction of an enlarged library service which consists of a consortium of local authorities stretching from South Gloucestershire and Bristol to Dorset and Poole. Seven local authorities are involved in the project which consists of 150 libraries.There are 2.5 million items which can be borrowed from any library in that area.
Libraries West has introduced a new shared library management computer system which will manage the loans and stock as well as providing the catalogue.
It is hoped that this service will provide value for money and also help to ensure that the closure of libraries is halted.
Lytchett friends of the library - new season
Friends of Lytchett Library announce the start of their new season of meetings which commences on Tuesday 20th October 2015 at 7.30pm when Tim Medhurst from the Auctioneers, Dukes of Dorchester will be giving a talk and valuation on Antique items brought by members of the Friends.
Tickets for the event can be obtained from the Library as from 1st October.
Drop in visits to Libraries
Nigel Morris, Deputy Political Editor of The Independent, newspaper in an article in the paper on Saturday 8 February stated that according to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Party, 282 million visits were paid to libraries in England in 2013-14, compared with 322 million four years earlier. The report also showed that library use was falling in every part of England and was particularly steep in the most deprived areas. Statistics also showed that that there are now at least 330 fewer libraries open for more than 10 hours a week, a fall of 8%. The Seighart Report recommended the complete 'reinvigoration of the library network' with every library fitted with wi-fi to attract people who would otherwise visit cafes. William Seighart has reportably stated that the library service is at a critical stage and if we are not careful we could lose many. AD-LIB strongly recommends that the public in Dorset use their libraries to the full else they could lose the facility. Remember that the Councils have already been told by the present Government that they will have 8.5% less in their budget for 2015-16 to spend on services such as libraries. Remember that you can have out up to 12 books on your card at any one time SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY
National Library Day
Saturday 7th February 2015 is National Library Day and at Lytchett Matravers Library we will be having a Coffee Morning between 10-12noon. So come along and meet new people, read magazines and if you are not a member of the library then why not join.