20th April 2020
We were asked by several schools before the lockdown about services that the library would provide for pupils and their families. Tavistock Library continues to support families with children, through online channels as part of the great work by all of Devon Libraries, as well as offering local services.
Information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TavistockLibrary/ .
- Becoming a member and borrowing e-books and audiobooks online (for children and adults) - see attached information. Now is the time to join Devon Libraries (https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/join-thelibrary) as hundreds of books and magazines are available online.
- Book Track: readers aged between 5 and 12 years are rewarded for continuing to enjoy reading by taking part in the Book Track Scheme. Whilst the library is closed parents can email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with two titles at a time, which have been read by the child. Books do not need to be library books whilst the library is closed. Children who would like to join Book Track can do so if their parents email the library. We will keep the colourful record sheets (for children who join) and badges/stickers, earned by all children, to give to children when the library reopens. Instead of the short chat in the library about the books they have read, children can tell us about their favourite character, a part of the story and draw pictures if they wish, which we can put up on Facebook with permission.
- Bounce and Rhyme: singing and rhymes for under 5s. Tavistock Library has a session on Friday mornings at 11am but now you can join in sessions from libraries across the county on any day of the week via Facebook.
The hugely popular Summer Reading Challenge for the summer holidays will be digital and online this year. Watch our Facebook pages for more information about this exciting event.