10.30am: Animal Magic!
Did you know the skunk frog is the smelliest species of frog in the world?
Join us for all sorts of animals, games, quiz and crafts
Yate Library offers:
Yate Library, 44 West Walk, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 4AX
Phone: 01454 868006
Librarian: Neil Weston
It’s all happening at your local library this summer!
Record Breakers, Summer Reading Challenge 2015 runs in all South Gloucestershire Libraries from 11 July until 12 September.
It’s free to join in the fun. Once again children are challenged to read six books to collect their very own medal and certificate.
Libraries are also holding free activities throughout the holiday to help children complete the challenge including the chance to be part of an attempt to set a Guinness Worlds Record title.
Visit your local library or log on to summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Record Breakers is part of #Time4Reading, South Gloucestershire Council’s year of events to get everyone reading. For more information visit www.southglos.gov.uk/time4reading
Library charges are a thing of the past for young people at South Gloucestershire Libraries. This is one of the changes introduced in response to comments made from the children and young people’s library user survey.
To get this message out, teenagers Rebecca and Dan have designed a poster to promote what’s awesome about the library including: free Wi-Fi, borrowing best sellers for free, no charges to reserve books or for overdue books and the chance to make new friends at one of the teen book groups.
For a closer look at the poster, click here to download the .pdf.
Find out more – either in person at the library, online at www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries or download the FREE LibrariesWest mobile app on Google Play or App Store.
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The latest Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme has launched in South Gloucestershire, and all of the books on the recommended reading list are now available to borrow from your local library.
The Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia scheme has been developed to support people with dementia and their carers. There are 25 titles on the scheme's reading list, which have been recommended by health experts as well as people with first-hand experience of dementia. The list includes a range of books offering information and advice about dementia and normal aging, support with living well after diagnosis, practical advice for carers, personal accounts, and suggestions for shared therapeutic activities.
Supporting the launch of the scheme Communities Chair Cllr Claire Young said: "Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia means that libraries will play a significant role in helping to build dementia-friendly communities in South Gloucestershire. It provides quality assured information and advice, support following diagnosis and with early memory loss, practical and emotional help for carers and suggested activities to help people remain active and independent for as long as possible. We are delighted to be working together with health partners to deliver this exciting development in libraries' health offer."
Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb said: "Dementia can be devastating and it's vital people have as much information as possible so that they can live well with the condition. This is a fantastic project which has already helped thousands of people with mental health conditions and I hope the new dementia scheme will be just as successful in giving people and their families access to valuable information and support."
Research shows that dementia presents a key national health challenge with a profound social, personal and economic impact on the estimated 850,000 people in the UK living with the condition, as well as their carers and families. The new scheme will also help the many people living without a formal diagnosis, who may be worrying about symptoms and wanting to find out more.
Health professionals will be able to recommend helpful reading to support people with dementia and their carers but people can also borrow titles for free from their local library. At a national cost average of £1 per person, Reading Well Books on Prescription is a cost-effective way of delivering community-based dementia care and support.
Leaflets with details of the scheme are available from all South Gloucestershire libraries and on our website www.southglos.gov.uk/booklist.
Shopmobility offers scooter and wheelchair (powered and manual) hire to anyone with limited mobility, to give them the freedom to visit shops and leisure facilities in Yate.
Anyone is welcome: young and old, with temporary or permanent disabilities or injuries. You do not need to be registered disabled to use Shopmobility.
For more information, visit Shopmobility's web page.
*FREE WiFi* now available at Yate Library
*FREE LIBRARIESWEST MOBILE APP* available from Google Play or the Apple App Store: make the most of your library membership on-the-go. Search the catalogue with the built-in barcode scanner. Simply scan the ISBN barcode of any book to check availability in libraries and reserve online. Borrower number and PIN required.
Yate Library Exhibition Space
Yate Library exhibition space has opportunities to host visual arts and crafts exhibitions and is inviting artists to submit their work for consideration.
The space is designed to give local and regional professional artists an opportunity to showcase their work.
The library reference and community meeting area has a hanging system for framed work and three large display cabinets for craft work.
Spaces are limited and we aim to show a cross section of work throughout the year. Preference will be given to professional local work which will enhance the wider library programme.
Use of the exhibition space is free though the library does charge a small commission on work that is sold during the exhibition.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work, please send a cv and examples of your work or a link to your website to
The Mobile Library is free to join and borrow books from. Books in Large Print and Children’s books are available as well as popular authors and recent publications.
If we don’t have the author or subject available on board it can be reserved for free to be collected next visit. We also stock Talking Books (in both CD and Cassette format), Jigsaws and a selection of films on DVD.
You can use the Mobile Library service even if you also use another library so South Gloucestershire library cards or Active Cards are valid on board.
The Mobile Library is equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems.
Send us your Videos
Yate Library welcomes your videos to display on its new plasma screen.
They can be about anything Yate-related, and can publicise your events and activities.
Ideally we would like Windows Media Video files up to 4 minutes long, loaded onto a memory stick, which staff can upload onto our plasma screen using Microsoft powerpoint. Ask the staff for more information.
Active card - an active mind in an active body
The Leisure Trust, Council and NHS of South Gloucestershire have created a new Active card to cover library and leisure.
Now one card fits all - it lets you borrow books, access the Internet at libraries, have a swim or use the gym. This is not all about sport and fitness - more about a balanced lifestyle, full of interest, vibrancy, reading, learning, playing and health.
All this on offer, and it's free to join! Pop in to the library or leisure centre to join, or visit: www.activecard.co.uk
The Active card replaces many of the existing cards you currently use in South Gloucestershire. When you join the Active scheme you'll have access to information and updates about what's going on, so you and your family can get active.
You also have the oppportunity to upgrade your card and save money on activities.
For more information on any of the above items please ring the library on 01454 868006 or visit our web-site: www.librarieswest.org.uk
You can use the website to renew your books, check the catalogue, reserve items and consult a wide range of on-line reference materials including Ancestry and Newsbank – local and national Newspapers online. You will need your borrower number and pin number (available from the library).
We can inform you of reservations and overdue items either by email, text or voice message. If you would like to opt into any of these you can change the details online, ask at the counter or ring on the above number. Please note to access many of these services you may be asked for your PIN number, please ask the staff for this.
For reference enquiries try our Library Enquiry Centre on 01454 866900 or email .
We also offer free Internet access and word processing.