Saturday, 22 September 2012

Storytime - 10 October & 13 November

10am to 10.30am in Seedlings Children's Centre, Sawston, on Wed 10 October and Wed 13 November. Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for under fives; free, no need to book.  Places limited due to space restrictions; first come, first served!  Contact Cambridgeshire Libraries: 0345 045 5225 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Temporary Sawston Libary Meeting

A few of us met last Friday to walk along the High Street and choose our top spot for a temporary Sawston Library.  We've arranged a meeting to discuss this with our County Councillors and the head of Cambridgeshire Libraries on Thursday 27 September, 7pm at the John Huntingdon Charity office on Tannery Road; would you like to come?  
As the JHC meeting room isn't huge, please let me know if you're interested in coming.  

Happily, everything sounds quite positive; both the County Council and Cambridgeshire Libraries appear keen on the idea of renting a unit for a temporary library on the High Street.  I hope the meeting will just be a case of everyone agreeing that it's a good idea, and a chance for FoSL to offer local opinion on what would be the best option.

There is a link to a summary of the High Street walkabout last Friday above. We decided the old Oliver's card shop would be our first choice, followed by the old Bradshaws near the bakery, then Charlie's, then the old Natwest next to the Cambridge Building Society.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Story Lab

The Children's Team at Cambridgeshire Libraries is making arrangements with local schools to distribute certificates and medals to those children who took part in the Story Lab Summer reading challenge through Sawston library.  If your child took part, you should hear more through your school, pre-school or playgroup soon.  You can also contact Anne Worthington directly for more information.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Mobile Library

With the kind help of the Parish Council, the Library Service has arranged for a temporary mobile service to be put in place in Sawston from Monday. From Monday, September 10th, it will be parked on hard standing in Mill Lane by the recreation field:

  • Monday,  11am-5pm
  • Tuesday,  5pm-7pm

This will be in addition to the monthly mobile service that also calls on the second Tuesday of every month. The next visits of the Route C9 service will be on Tuesday 9 October as follows:
  • Chaplefield Way  11.25am-12.25pm
  • Green Road           1.15pm-1.45pm
  • Uffen Way               1.55pm- 2.25pm

To help residents, all loans that were taken out from Sawston have been automatically extended by three weeks.

We are hoping to run the Storytime session (for 0-4 years) on the 10th October, possibly at the Children's Centre, but please contact us if you can offer a suitable alternative venue.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Library fire

It is with immense sadness that I write to say our beautiful Sawston Library has been completely destroyed by a fire this afternoon, Thursday 6 September.  The library was closed at the time, and I understand that all students and staff of Sawston Village College evacuated safely.  The Library Service and Cambridgeshire County Council are working out what best to do next. There will be more information on Cambridgeshire County Council's website:  and I enclose Great Shelford library's opening hours and also the mobile library times for Sawston below.

The library is now closed until further notice, and the summer reading challenge presentation and book sale planned for Saturday cancelled.
Yasmin Emerson
Chair of Friends of Sawston Library

Great Shelford library's opening hours are:
Monday 4-7pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm
Thursday closed
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Sawston's mobile library is the C9 and visits on the second Tuesday of the month.  The present timetable is:
Babraham High Street 10-10.45am
Pampisford Church 10.55-11.15am
Sawston Chaplefield Way 11.25am-12.25pm
Green Road 1.15-1.45pm
Uffen Way 1.55-2.25pm