Friday, 9 December 2016


Wednesday 14 December 10 am to 10.30 am
Stories, songs and craft for under fives.  Come along and join the fun, it's free!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

AGM minutes

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Sawston Library was held 29 November in the library, and the minutes of the meeting are now available here.  Among the issues discussed was the (slow) progress on the Community Hub proposed for the Sawston Village College site.  Concerns were also raised about the reduced movement of books between libraries in the County as a result of the introduction of reservation charges for adult readers, and the possible impact on borrowing rates if the available collection becomes stagnant.  Readers thoughts on the selection of books available in the library, and what you would prefer to see, would be welcome - leave us a comment here!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Friends of Sawston Library AGM

Tuesday 29 November - 7pm in the library

Please come and join us for our AGM, to discuss fundraising for the library and find out more about the much-delayed Community Hub.


Wednesday 9 November 10 to 10.30 am

Stories, rhymes and pumpkin sticking for under fives, in the library as usual.  Come and join in the fun!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

New Library Catalogue coming soon

As part of a wider Library IT system upgrade, Cambridgeshire Libraries will be introducing a new online library catalogue. 

The upgraded catalogue will offer:
  • An improved, easy to use layout for a better customer experience
  • A web page that adapts to the size of your device
  • Better search results with advanced web search technology
A new free Spydus Mobile app will be available to download, to replace the Sorcer Mobile app.

All library services will be available during the period of the upgrade but customers are advised to note the following:-
  • New reservations will not be accepted during this period
  • Reservations placed before the start of the upgrade will continue to be satisfied
  • No overdue notices will be sent during the upgrade
  • Reservations and pre-overdue notices will continue to be issued.
Dates for the upgrade will be announced shortly.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Storytime again

Wednesday 12 October - 10am to 10.30am

Stories, rhymes and craft in the library for children under 5 and their carers.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Awards ceremony!

Saturday 17th September - 10.30am

Congratulations to everyone who completed the Big Friendly Read challenge over the Summer!  There will be a presentation ceremony on Saturday 17th September at 10.30am in the library, so come along to collect your certificate!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK's biggest reading for pleasure programme in libraries for primary school aged children, with 800,000 children taking part last year.

This year's Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge is linking up with the global year-long Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, honouring the world's No.1 storyteller.

The Big Friendly Read features some of Roald Dahl's best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

You can register at the library whenever it is open (see opening times on right), but there will be volunteers available at the following times to talk to children about what they have been reading or might like to try next:

Tuesdays 3.30 to 5.30 pm
Wednesdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Saturdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

There will be an award ceremony on Saturday 17th September for all those children who have read six books by the beginning of September - more details to follow.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

June Storytime

Wednesday 8 June 10am to 10.30am

Stories, songs and craft for under fives in the library as usual. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 22 May 2016

John Huntingdon's Charity Talk

Thursday 26 May, 2pm to 3pm at the library.
Talk on John Huntingdon's Charity. Join us to hear more about this diverse charity helping those in need in the Sawston area. Entry £1.
Refreshments available, donations appreciated.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Easter Closing

The library will be closed for Easter on Good Friday (25 March) and Easter Monday (28 March).  Happy Easter!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Storytime this week

Wednesday 10 February 10am to 10.30am

Stories, songs and craft for under fives in the library.  Free to join in but as ever space may be limited.  Hope you can come along!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Review of Library Service - Public Consultation

The Library Service is again looking to make considerable savings and is consulting on the best ways to do this.

Proposals include a combination of reducing opening hours at larger libraries, reducing management and professional staff and spending less on new library stock.
Other options are still being discussed by the Council (in particular, budget proposals for the Mobile Library Service). 
Please take some time to complete their survey (available here) by Monday 15 February.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  To start 2016, we have a Storytime session in the library on Wednesday 13 January, from 10 to 10.30am.  Stories, songs and craft for under fives.  Free as usual!