News from our Village Agent – March 2018

Stories are an amazing way to enrich our lives. Whether we watch them as a TV drama, share a sofa and a book with the younger members of the family or curl up and read or listen to a talking book alone.

There are plenty of exciting ways to enjoy stories at libraries around the county too. Try a shared reading group, where poems and stories are read aloud together, followed by discussion into which everyone is encouraged to participate. Try Chard library on Mondays 1.30-3pm, Yeovil is on Wednesday 11-12.30 pm and Wincanton (fortnightly) Tuesday 2-315pm.

If you are unable to get to the library, you can ask for a volunteer to visit you on a regular basis, bringing books of your choice and stopping for a cuppa. It is a lovely volunteer position to take too. Contact me or your local library if you are interested.

Libraries often have events and groups such as author talks and children story times. Check out local adverts and online. Libraries will also support you with internet access which is necessary for those changing to universal credit and to compare your utility bills. They are also a great place to find local adverts. It is a safe and welcoming place to visit for all. They are also warm in the winter!

Ensure that you have your say in the future of your local library by joining one of the consultations at Crewkerne 9 March Henhayes 10am,11am,12.00 hourly sessions, Ilminster Saturday 10 February 9.30-10.30 and 11.30 hourly sessions, For Martock and South Petherton library visit Martock library on 28 February at 10am,11am and 12am for hourly sessions, Somerton on Sat 17 February 9.30,10.30 and 11.30 am.  Yeovil Sunningdale library is at the Monmouth Hall 9 March 9.30 -12.30 for a drop in session.

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