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Thornbury Library

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Monday 27th September 2021

10am: Sight Support Community Hub
Thornbury Library

Running on the 4th Monday of each month.

Our Sight 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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10am: *FREE Community Learning course: Confident Parenting

Venue TBC,

Mon 10 to 12 noon. Starts 27th September; runs until 8th November (6 weeks)

For further details and to book your place, please contact Anneliese Goodare, Community Learning Development Worker on 01454 864613 or 07979 701860 or email below.

*For adults aged 19+ with few or no qualifications; or experiencing other barriers to work.


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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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COVID-19 Update

Your library is now open, with safety measures in place in line with Government guidance.

All services are subject to change at short notice - you'll find more information here: www.southglos.gov.uk/librarychanges.

Open Access resumes at South Gloucestershire Libraries

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Open Access has now resumed at South Gloucestershire Libraries, available on a limited basis while operating with Covid-19 restrictions in place, initially on Saturday afternoons until 5pm and on Sundays between 8am – 5pm, to begin with.

A full range of services will be available to customers, including selecting books and DVDs, access to IT and printing facilities.

Customers will be required to follow Covid-19 guidance on social distancing and asked to wear a face covering while visiting. Anyone who is not registered to use Open Access can book an induction session from 5 July.

In 2019/20 there were 56,000 visits by 6770 customers to our libraries during Open Access hours. Introducing Open Access enabled our libraries to increase their opening hours by 80%, resulting in us being able to offer some of the highest number of library opening hours in England.

All libraries are open for people to choose their own books and there is substantial range for all ages and interests. Libraries are also re introducing ‘Rhyme Times’ for younger children, with sessions needing to be booked in advance.

Details of all the services available from South Gloucestershire libraries including Open Access is available at www.southglos.gov.uk/librarychanges or call 01454 865022.

#WordOnline – author events programme


We're working with Literature Works and the South Western Regional Library Service on an exciting programme of online author events celebrating diverse voices.

Running until 28 October, each event will be hosted by a library from across the South West.

See the calendar for individual event details.

Find out more and save your virtual seat now at http://bit.ly/LWword.

Books to help you look after your wellbeing


Now more than ever 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.

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Regular Events at Thornbury Library



Rhymetime returns to Thornbury Library on a Friday at 9.30am. This is a bookable event and numbers are extremely limited.

Please email and leave your name and phone number and we will call you to book you in.

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

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Tuesday 28th September 2021

Wednesday 29th September 2021

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Tuesday 26th October 2021

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