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New British Library Exhibition at Woking Library explores British Chinese communities and culture

On Thursday 17 November, Surrey Libraries launched Chinese and British, the free exhibition at Woking Library that draws on personal stories and moments of national significance to ask what it means to be Chinese and British. For the launch, Surrey Libraries partnered with the Chinese Association of Woking to create an evening that celebrated Chinese … Continue reading

Surrey libraries the second most visited in UK

Surrey libraries are the second most visited in the country according to the latest UK Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) data, with the figures showing the libraries attracted over 550,000 visits last year. CIPFA surveyed residents as part of the findings, with questions ranging from the overall customer experience, satisfaction with the … Continue reading

Eleven libraries announce Jubilee Big Lunches

With just three weeks to go until the Platinum Jubilee weekend, many neighbourhoods and communities have been getting busy organising Big Lunch celebrations in their roads, neighbourhoods, parks and local areas.  To ensure that everyone has a chance to get in on the Big Lunch fun – Surrey libraries have organised some Big Lunches in … Continue reading

Surrey libraries to re-open next Monday

Libraries across Surrey will re-open to browsing from Monday, December 7. Working in line with current national safety guidance, several Surrey Libraries are set to welcome back visitors after the end of lockdown. Readers will be able to browse for books by following directional arrows that will guide them safely through the space.   From … Continue reading

Surrey libraries celebrate start of national Libraries Week by extending opening hours

A raft of Surrey’s libraries will be opening their doors to the public for longer hours from Monday to celebrate the start of nationally celebrated Libraries Week. The county’s libraries have been gradually reopening after lockdown with 49 libraries now open to the public, but for fewer hours than previously. However, from 5 October, 17 … Continue reading

More Surrey libraries to open their doors

Another 12 Surrey libraries will open their doors to the public in the coming days. From Wednesday September 2, Ashtead, Caterham Valley, Cobham, Cranleigh, Esher, Haslemere, Horsley, Merstham, Molesey, Shepperton, Stanwell, and Sunbury will open up so that people can again browse, borrow and return books. Lightwater will become available for the Click and Collect … Continue reading

More libraries to reopen

Further library services will restart in Surrey from Monday 17 August. A total of 40 libraries in Surrey will be operational from that date, offering revised services. Several libraries will newly open their doors to the public to browse, borrow and return books, whilst operating strict safety and social distancing measures. In all, 26 libraries … Continue reading

More of Surrey’s libraries due to reopen

More of Surrey’s libraries are set to reopen some of their services from early August. From 3 August, a further 12 libraries will start offering a click and collect door service allowing customers to return their items and collect Ready Reads and reserved books. These libraries are Ash, Banstead, Bookham, Caterham Hill, Chertsey, Dittons, Ewell, … Continue reading

Surrey to reopen libraries from 6 July

Surrey County Council plans to start gradually reopening libraries across the county from 6 July, in line with Government guidance.  The first libraries to reopen will be Camberley, Dorking, Woking, Staines, Redhill, Horley, Epsom, Egham, Oxted, Farnham, Weybridge, Godalming and Guildford. The county’s libraries closed on 20 March due to the coronavirus lockdown and the … Continue reading

Number of people joining Surrey libraries has doubled since coronavirus lockdown

The number of people joining Surrey libraries has doubled since library buildings closed as part of the coronavirus lockdown, according to the latest figures from Surrey County Council. Despite library buildings closing on 20 March, an extra 506 people have joined – double the average joining rate of 260. On top of this, over 4,000 … Continue reading

Tim Oliver speech to Full Council July 2019

Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver addressed Full Council Tuesday 9 July. Highlights from his speech included:- Progress made by Children’s Services following June Ofsted Monitoring visit. Confirmation of Surrey Libraries consultation starting in September about how the library service can be modernised, provide opportunities for everyone to learn, access information, acquire new skills and … Continue reading

Five things you didn’t know you could do online with Surrey libraries

Mary Lewis, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, said: “These are just a selection of the digital services available through Surrey libraries but there is potential for us to go further and use technology in new and different ways. “We’re running a consultation on the principles that will help us reshape our library … Continue reading

Public consultations launching on plans to transform services in face of financial pressures

Surrey County Council is launching five consultations as part of its transformation plans and to tackle the financial pressures facing the authority. Context: The authority is facing huge financial pressures due to reducing government grant despite growing demand for children’s and adult care services. Despite saving £540m from its annual budget since 2010 the pressures … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey book award shortlist revealed; Consultation on boundary review proposals

Surrey book award shortlist revealed The shortlist for an annual book award which is decided by children from 10 Surrey primary schools has been revealed by the county council’s library service. The Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award celebrates the best fiction for readers aged seven to nine. The five books shortlisted this year are: • … Continue reading

ROUND UP: MP pays Surrey fire service a visit; New community hub for Caterham Valley Library

MP pays Surrey fire service a visit Minister Brandon Lewis visited Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters to find out more about joint working between the emergency services in Surrey and Sussex. Mr Lewis, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, met Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services Kay Hammond … Continue reading

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