Activities for all ages at Lyme Regis Library

LYME Regis Library is currently running a full programme of weekly events for all ages.

Rhyme Time sessions for babies and toddlers take place every Monday from 11.45am to 12.15pm. This is a fun session of singing, rhymes, musical instruments, stories and much more.

A relaxed half an hour for parents, carers and their children to meet people and chat in the library’s children’s area.  This is a free drop in session, no need to book.

There are always activities and crafts for children to do whilst visiting, together with a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction books in paperback, hardback, board books and spoken word.

The Friday Knit and Natter group meet every week from 2.30pm to 4.30pm  to chat, knit and swap ideas over tea and biscuits.  The group have also helped with craft projects within the library, including knitting creatures for the under the sea display.

A very friendly group who always welcome new members. This is a free drop in session, come and go as you please.

Lyme Regis Library is also taking part in the national Summer Reading Challenge 2018, to encourage children aged four to 11 to keep reading, especially throughout the summer holidays.

This year theme is ‘Mischief Makers’ based around the 80th anniversary of the Beano.  There will be lots of activities through the summer holidays and a competition between local schools to see which one has the most children completing the challenge.

In 2017 Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School in Uplyme received a cheque from the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis for £50 towards school funds.  This year, the Rotary Club has offered to do the same so make sure your children get signed up. The challenge is to read six books between July 7 and September 8.

Also this year, all those completing the challenge will be entered in to a prize draw with a chance to take part in the lantern parade and switch on the town’s Christmas lights, supported by Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Committee.

If you love reading but can’t get to the library, a wide range of library books directly to people at home in conjunction with the Royal Voluntary Service. You can request specific books, authors and genres, all free of charge and picked by library staff.

The free delivery service offersbooks, large print books and audio books delivered every four weeks.

For more details, contact the Royal Voluntary Service on 01305 236666 or email dorsetwiltshirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

A member of staff will call to see if they can help you to use the library service or contact the library itself on 01297 443151 for more details on all events and services.

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About Francesca Evans 1398 Articles
Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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