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This page lists special events in Cornwall Libraries and One Stop Shops. Events listed on this page are free, unless otherwise stated. 

Please see your local library pages for regular events and activities in a library near you.

Sat 11 July to Sat 5 Sept

Children can take part at any public library in Cornwall. They have to read 6 books to complete the Challenge. For every book they read and tell us about, they receive a small prize; these range from stickers and zip tags to wristbands and games. If they manage to complete six books, they also get a certificate and a medal. The theme this year is Record Breakers.

As part of the Record Breaker theme, The Reading Agency is trying to set a World Record for the most pledges received as part of a reading challenge. 12 libraries in Cornwall are taking part; they are:
Bodmin, Camborne, Falmouth, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Padstow, Penzance, Redruth, St Ives, Torpoint, and Truro. If they wish to be part of the world record attempt, children and adults are invited to visit one of these branches during branch opening hours on Saturday 11th July and sign a short pledge promising to read during the summer. (Note: Padstow will be accepting pledges on Monday 13th instead due to opening hours).

Events scheduled for over the summer holidays:

Fri 24 July 2:30pm

  • Meet Richard Hoskin, author of The Miner and the Viscount in Liskeard Library. Richard is a witty, informative and entertaining speaker ... a bottomless fund of wonderful stories.  Cornish cream tea available for a small fee.

Fri 24 July 7-9pm

  • Salsa and St Austell Library invites you to Songsters, Supper and Strawberry Pimms!  Come along and enjoy a musical evening in the St Austell Library garden, please bring a rug or folding chairs.  
  • Tickets £7.50 (recommended purchase in advance from the library) To include first drink, cheese and biscuits and raffle.  Music with Mike Bosworth, Four Tenors and Red River Singers.
  • St Ives Library has launched a Lego club. If you have any unwanted Lego at home, all donations of unwanted Lego would be gratefully received. The lego club is free to all primary school aged children, but places are very limited, so please contact the St Ives library to sign up in advance to ensure a place.
  • Lostwithiel Library will soon be starting a Lego Club. If you or someone you know is interested please let the library know names and ages. We have a collection of donated Lego and will gratefully receive further donations. 
  • The series of Loop the Loop events held in Cornwall Libraries is complete - take a look at the Loop the Loop animation on You Tube https://youtu.be/Mcw2-nINl80 by Lizzie Black with participants from Redruth School, Bodmin College, visitors to Redruth and Bodmin libraries as well as the Knit and Natter Group in Bodmin!  More Loop the Loop activities to be planned later in the year.


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