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Monday 27th June 2022

10am: Sight Support Community Hub
Thornbury Library

10am-1pm, usually on the 4th Monday of each month.

Sight Support West of England advisors are available to offer information and advice on assistive technology, lighting, magnifiers and much more to help you manage your sight loss.

Appointments are available between 10am and 1pm. At this time the community hubs remain an appointment only service and booking is essential.

For more information or to book for any of the services below, please call 0117 3224885 or email below.


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Thornbury Library

Contact Thornbury Library

Address: St Mary Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AA

Phone: 01454 868006
Fax: 01454 865657

Website: www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries or www.librarieswest.org.uk

Click here to view the current staffed and open access hours.

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Photos of Thornbury Library are kindly supplied by RichMcD Photography.

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Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Summer Reading Challenge

Visit the library and become a Gadgeteer with the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - it’s FUN and FREE!

All children aged 4–11 are invited to take part! Children read books over the summer holiday and collect stickers (including some stinky ones!) to complete their special Gadgeteers poster and get a medal and certificate.

Join Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022 at a South Gloucestershire library from Saturday 9 July to Saturday 10 September and pick up your FREE bag of Gadgeteer Goodies* and see the difference the Summer Reading Challenge makes to your child’s reading.

Children love taking part and there are lots of awesome FREE activities: Fizz Pop Science workshops and Gadgeteer themed crafts and Lego clubs.

Find out more at www.southglos.gov.uk/summerreadingchallenge or like us on www.facebook.com/sgloslibraries for the latest updates.

* Available whilst stocks last.

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

Summer Reading Challenge

Make a difference this summer! South Gloucestershire Libraries are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the team running Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022.

Volunteers will spend their time supporting children to do the Summer Reading Challenge, talking with them about the books they’re reading and helping at a range of fun activities in the library. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in communication, team working and creative projects, whilst having fun and making new friends.

Summer Reading Challenge volunteers say: “The summer reading challenge is extremely fun and rewarding to help out with! Watching the children who partake in the reading challenge progress and feeling pride in their reading abilities is amazing and I feel that I’ve learned a great deal about the importance of reading for everyone”.

“This experience has once again furthered my confidence and people skills. One of the main reasons I enjoy the SRC so much is because it has gotten me out of the house. I really enjoy seeing how happy the kids get when they receive their medals and I love being the on to deliver that excitement?”.

The theme of this year’s challenge is Gadgeteers – celebrating the role of imagination in both reading and science. Children read books of their choice and collect stickers to get their medal and certificate.

The closing date for applications is 30 June. Volunteers must be aged 14 or over. For more information ask a member of staff at any South Gloucestershire library, email or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/library-volunteers.

Open Access at South Gloucestershire Libraries

Active Card

If you register your card for our new Open Access System, and attend an induction, you’ll be able to access library facilities any day throughout the week.

You can borrow and return books and use the computers.

Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

Home Library Service - books to your door

Do you, or anyone you know, find it difficult to get to the library for books? If the answer is yes, please contact us to ask about our Home Library Service as we have volunteers happy to help.

Books to help you look after your wellbeing


Many of us find ourselves needing a bit of support and advice to get through difficult times.

We have the expert endorsed national Reading Well collections of books for all ages on mental health topics such as stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief free to borrow and reserve.

Find out more at www.southglos.gov.uk/librarychanges.

Use the Library Online

Our free online library is always open 24/7: eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, digital magazines and newspapers continue to be available for library members to download anytime - www.southglos.gov.uk/eresources has all the details.

It now also includes Who Else Writes Like?, and for children, Who Next? where you can find authors who write in a similar way to those you have already enjoyed reading. Simply log in with your library card number and select South Gloucestershire.

If you are not already a library member you can join online at bit.ly/joinLW - membership is free.  You will receive an Online Membership number which will work for our digital services right away. Please enter an email address when you register for greater control of your account.

Regular Events at Thornbury Library

“Have You Read…?”

Come and enjoy an open book group with a difference. No set novel to read. Just drop in for an hour on the first Friday of every month 2pm-3pm.



Rhymes and songs for parents and babies/toddlers to enjoy together, every Friday 9.30am-10am.

Pop in or email to book a family space.

Free Computer Support 1-1:

Book a session with our computer volunteer for IT and digital support every Thursday morning 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am.

Pop in or email to book a space.

Severn Beach Community Library

A pop-up library open two days a week; use your Active Library card to borrow from a changing collection of books, audio books and DVDs. Click here to find details, including days/times.

Forthcoming events

Monday 27th June 2022

Friday 1st July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

Thursday 14th July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Monday 25th July 2022

Friday 5th August 2022

Friday 2nd September 2022

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