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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL 2020)

hullabaloo blueBy the time you read this the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will be well underway. Remember, children, you don’t have to visit a library to take part – just sign up via the website ( You will also find lots of resources and activities to enjoy. For those not old enough to read themselves they can still take part by being read to, either by a parent or older sibling. Sadly this year we will be unable to hold our usual Summer Reading Challenge party and presentation ceremony.

While the Jolly Book Bus may be closed, the reading group still has an active programme.  Currently it is not possible to order a batch of books from the library for everyone to read and then to discuss together.  Instead, the group ‘met’ via ZOOM as usual, at 5.30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month, to talk about or recommend books they were currently reading. You can share in those recommendations via the group’s review, in the July edition of the Milborne Port Magazine. 

July 2020 FOMPL imageMembers of the group so enjoyed this first ZOOM session – which they report gave them a real sense of ‘being together’ to offset any feeling of isolation that ‘Social Distancing’ and ‘Shielding’  is imposing in everyday life – that they are currently meeting by ZOOM every two weeks for the duration!  Look out for their multi-book Reviews in the next Magazine

As yet we do not have any information regarding the re-opening of the Jolly Book Bus. At the moment discussions are taking place between our link man to the Council, our Library Staff Sue and Edwina, and the Friends of Milborne Port Library who are responsible for the vehicle.  We have all sorts of ideas, but will see which ideas are best for our safety at the Library.

Storytime continues on Saturday mornings – you can find links to these stories on our Facebook page ‘Friends of Milborne Port Library’.

Meanwhile our library staff, Edwina and Sue, continue to work behind the scenes keeping in touch with lots of our regular visitors and offering help with any library related information, i.e. accessing digital services.

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