Bream Community Library



New Build Club Challenge – ‘Can You Dig It?’

Calling our Build Club members!

New competition has begun. It’s called ‘Can You Dig it?’

You will be building this monster Excavator – but there is a twist! The parents can help build and by taking out books for themselves they can give their child a bonus point.

Don’t miss out next Thursday, oh and please bring empty ice-cream tubs…🙂

Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Mysteries!

Come join us for our Animal Mysteries Event on the 11 August at 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm.

The Story Traveller will be making an appearance! Bill Church will be telling some animal stories.


We are finalists for the David Vaisey Prize!

Bream Community Library is privileged to announce that today in Gloucester we were announced as finalists for the David Vaisey Prize.

For details about this prize please visit:

Winning the prize would of course be incredible, but to be shortlisted is such an honour in itself, so much thanks need to be said to everyone involved, all our volunteers and Gloucestershire libraries for their continuous support. A special thanks must be said to our Support Officer who takes care of all the community libraries.

Two volunteers from Bream Library attended the function held at Gloucester Cathedral today. The announcements were made in the reception room called the ‘Laud Room’. It is a room dedicated to the Dean of Gloucester (1616) William Laud DD.

After, there was refreshments and some networking to be done and of course pictures to be taken (as I would need them for this blog post 🙂 )


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Craig Tait (Bream Library volunteer) with Anne Robinson, one of the judges
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A picture of the lectern with the Dean of Gloucester looking on
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Another view, slightly to the right to see the paneling in the room
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Gloucester Cathedral

Summer Reading Challenge – Code Breakers!

Come join us on Friday the 4th August for some code breaking fun.

Decoder Wheels and Lego secret codes need to be decoded!

Fingerprints – Summer Reading Challenge

Our first Summer Reading Challenge event is over and what a success it was! We signed up over 30 children this afternoon, which brings our total up to 42!

In signing up  quite a number of them didn’t have library cards (or their parents!) so we got them to register online and then issued their library cards. Special thank you to Coleford and Lydney libraries for completing their registrations. At the end of day, 15 joined the library today.

Big thank you to the Gloucestershire Constabulary for coming through and showing the children loads of different policing equipment and of course the fingerprinting. After that was the animal tracks trail to follow, which spelled out….Animal Agents!


Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Night!

Your library is hosting a D & D Gaming night, Saturday evenings between 7pm-9pm and on Tuesday mornings between 9am – 12pm (please note that the Tuesday meets will only be during the school holidays)


Let’s Talk Dementia – board game available at libraries

The board game has been developed  locally, and within the Dementia Education Strategy, and has been a proven method of raising awareness about dementia in a relaxed setting.  Individuals and health care professionals will be able to borrow it for the standard loan period.


Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Royal Society
Screenshot from the Reading Agency’s website (click on link below)


The Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through their Young People’s Book Prize. Each year an expert panel of adult judges choose a shortlist of their favourite science books from entries submitted by publishers.

Here is the 2017 shortlist:

  • A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davis, illustrated by Petr Horácek (Walker books)
  • 100 Things to Know About Space by Alex Frith, Alice James and Jerome Martin, illustrated by Shaw Nielsen and Federico Mariani (Usborne Publishing Ltd)
  • Home Lab by Robert Winston (DK)
  • This Little Pebble by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Sally Garland (Hachette Children’s Group)
  • The Awesome Body Book by Adam Frost (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
  • If…A Mind-Bending Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J Smith, illustrated by Steve Adams (Hachette Children’s Books)

The adult judges will hand over the task of picking a winner to groups of young people under 14 across the UK. These groups are from schools, libraries, scouts and brownies, science centres or youth groups. They form their own judging panels, and will read and discuss the books over the summer. Once they’ve made their decisions, they will submit their verdict to the Royal Society – together they decide the winner, who will be announced in November.

Find out more about the shortlisted titles by clicking on the link.

Community Libraries Week 5-11 June 2017

The 5th to the 11th of June is a special week to show some appreciation for our Community Libraries.

To celebrate Bream Community library is stocking up on a stack of new books for our customers!


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