Hungerford Library News

After a lot of hard work, the library building has now transferred to Hungerford Town Council and the Trust. The building will be known as the Hub and is available to hire for events outside of library opening hours.

The library is situated within the Hub and will continue to be operated by West Berks District Council; the changes mean that Hungerford library has returned to previous staffing levels with 2 staff on duty each day, supported by our excellent team of volunteers. The library staff are Stacy Tuttle, Martina Malavasi and new member Zoe Coleman. We look forward to welcoming you to the library and thank you for your continued support.
We continue to offer free clubs and activities in the library-

Our new Lego Club is already proving very popular. It runs on the first Saturday of the month. Due to donations from both Lego and private individuals we have a good selection of bricks; however we would like to increase the number of baseboards we have, so any donations of those would be most gratefully received. Children over 5 are welcome to come along and join in to do some freestyle building or join in a challenge set by the staff. (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult)

The English Conversation Group meets every Wednesday from 2-3pm. Its purpose is provide a friendly environment for non-English speakers to gain confidence in speaking. If you know of anyone who might benefit from this group please tell them to come along.

IT Lessons for beginners of any age. These free six-weekly 1:1 sessions are tailored for the needs of the individual student. Don’t be afraid if you know nothing about computers! Our excellent volunteers will take you through whatever you would like to know. Please contact the library on 01488 682660 to book a place.

Art Group meets every Tuesday, 2-4pm. If you are interested in art and would like to share your skill or learn something new come along. It is not teacher led, but it is a good opportunity to enjoy your hobby in the company of others.

RhymeTime sessions are on Wednesday mornings at 11:00, during term time, for babies and children under 4. Once a month there is a special RhymeTime session with songs and a story in French.

Craft and Chat takes place every Friday morning from 10-12. Come along to this free session and bring your knitting, crochet or other crafts, enjoy a chat and a cup of tea while sharing your interests with others.

Word-play Club - for lovers of Scrabble, Boggle, Bookchase, Upwords and other word games. We also have other board games such as chess, snakes and ladders, etc. For adults and children. Fridays at 2:00. Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Book Group –Our book group meets on the third Friday of the month at 5:30. If you would like to join the group, please ask the staff at the desk. We provide the books and you provide the (sometimes very lively) discussion!

Gardening Group- this group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 5:30 to swap hints and tips, share plants, seeds or cuttings and meet other people who love gardening.

Events and Activities to look out for-
Storytelling sessions- this session for children age 7 to 11 will commence in September with special guest children’s author Holly Webb reading from one of her popular books.

Art and Craft club- this club for school age children will give children a chance to create something using various art and craft techniques.

If you are interested in any of these activities please contact Hungerford Library on
01488 682660, hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk