Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas Opening Hours

Please note that Sawston library will be closed from Sunday 24 December until Tuesday 2 January at 3pm. Remember that you can still renew your books online, unless they have been reserved by another reader. The library will be open this Saturday morning (23 December) with seasonal crafty activities for children.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from the Friends of Sawston Library!

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Fun Palaces

The Friends' committee are planning on joining a bizarre national project in October 2018, called Fun Palaces. The idea is that we use the library to host all kinds of bonkers events that might get people using the space in a different way - which would be fun for regular library users, but hopefully also encourage new people into the library. Ideas so far include a literary lunch and getting a science workshop in. Do you have any ideas? Have you got an unusual skill that might be interesting to share with others in the library? Have you been to a workshop or talk that you think might work well in our library? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


Wednesday 13 December
10am to 10.13am

Bring along your under fives, and we'll crack out the Christmassy books and songs. Free, no need to book. Continues in the new year on the second wednesday of every month, term time only.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Craft

Saturday 23 December
10.30 am to 12 pm

Come and join us for some seasonal fun in the library. There will be biscuit decorating, colouring, word searches and stories.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Friends of Sawston Library AGM

The Friends' AGM was held on 17 October in the library. Discussions centrered around the ongoing plans for the Community Hub, as well as how libraries have been managing recent spending cuts, and future events. The minutes of the meeting are available here.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

Each year Cambridgeshire Libraries runs a Summer Reading Challenge during the summer holidays. This year's challenge is called 'Animal Agents' and is illustrated by award winning illustrator Tony Ross. Last year over 5,000 children took part in the challenge across Cambridgeshire!

Children can sign up at their local library from Saturday July 15th, then read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it's FREE to take part!

'Animal Agents' will encourage children to read lots of books, keeping up their reading skills over the long holidays, whilst having fun. All children who take part will be given a collector's folder to record their summer reading and stickers that will help them crack the case and catch the crook! And if they complete the Challenge they will be rewarded with a medal and certificate!

Please note that families who are going away for most of the summer holiday can still take part. Either the children can catch up with their stickers when they get back, or families can collect a 'holiday pack' from their local library to take away with them.