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
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
01488 682660, email@example.com