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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) – AUGUST 2019

hullabaloo bluecross cottage partyOn Friday 28 June the Library hosted a ‘Farewell to Cross Cottage’ party. Over 60 people came and a very jolly time was had by all. We enjoyed a glass of Bucks Fizz and Sarah Copley’s three delicious cakes. Among other things there was a competition where people had to guess how many books Milborne Port Library had on the shelves when fully stocked. The correct answer was 5827. Sarah Copley was closest with 5300 and won the box of chocolates.

As many readers will have seen on posters around the village, the Jolly Book Bus will not be joining us until the end of August/beginning of September. In the meantime the Somerset County Council mobile service will be visiting on Monday 12 August and Thursday 22 August between 2.00 pm and 2.45 pm. It will park in the East Street car park. Unfortunately anyone who tried to visit the mobile library on 15 July in East Street car park was disappointed because the vehicle had broken down and the visit had to be cancelled. We hope the further planned visits will happen as scheduled and will post information in local shops etc if necessary.

space chaseCalling all young readers – the Summer Reading Challenge ‘Space Chase’ is now underway and there will be a ‘pop up’ library in the Camelot Room at the village hall. There will be four sessions from 10.00 – 12 noon, run by Edwina and Sue. The dates are as follows – Tuesday 6 August, Tuesday 13 August, Tuesday 20 August and Tuesday 27 August. There will be books for all age groups which will be available to borrow. As usual the challenge is to read at least six books over the summer holidays. Those taking part will need to sign up and if more than twenty children take up the challenge we will host a party in the school hall on Saturday 14 September, starting at 2 pm.

The Friends are very pleased to announce that the Reading Group which used to take place at Cross Cottage will now be held in the WI room at the Town Hall on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4.30 pm.We are very grateful to the WI for giving the group a new home.

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