Chipping Sodbury Library April update

April 8 to April 23

Various times

Chipping Sodbury Library

Free

CHIPPING Sodbury Library is holding events for children during the school holidays and has also launched two new groups.

The popular Easter Trail organised with Sodbury in Bloom and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will be taking place from April 8 to 23 and this year will be based on Winnie the Pooh. Children will be able to follow the trail round various sites looked after by Sodbury in Bloom and find characters from the books, with a chance to play pooh sticks along the way.

There will be a competition, with prizes awarded to the first correct entry drawn in each age group: 2-4, 5-7 and 8-11 years. Entry forms will be available from the library, Waitrose, Artingstall’s and Hampton’s and online at the MySodbury website.

Library volunteers have organised two new groups. One is called Book-a-Long and meets every other Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm. The April dates are the 3rd and 17th. Come along to this informal group and talk about your favourite book, listen to book extracts and share your ideas for future reading over a cup of tea or coffee and cake.

The other new group is a Knit and Natter group, which meets every other Friday from 10.30am until noon. The April dates are the 5th and 19th. Join this informal group to chat and knit or share needlecraft activities over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. You can be a beginner or come to share your ideas.

Chipping Sodbury Library is open and staffed by volunteers on Tuesdays from 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm, Wednesdays 9.30am-6.30pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am-12.30pm.

As well as all the usual borrowing facilities and three public PCs, you can return books borrowed in other South Gloucestershire libraries and have books which you have reserved online sent to Chipping Sodbury.

The library had a very successful quiz night in March, which raised £193.62 to improve the facilities for children. Thank you to everyone who supported the quiz.

A storytime for pre-school children is planned for after Easter. Details of all events will be on the posters in the library, the Facebook page and on the My Sodbury website.