We hope you are enjoying reading the poems displayed in shop windows around town to mark National Poetry Day.
How many have you spotted? Which is your favourite?
Here is a
list of traders’ favourite poems , including why they chose them.
Do come along to the library before October 3rd to vote on your favourite poem.
Also we have three poetry events in the next few weeks:
September 24 th : Poetry
Workshop with Lucy Aphramor
October 3 rd
: Home Truths – poetry workshop with Jean Atkin
October 9 th- :
Close to Paradise – Phil Bowen, poet and playwright reads extracts from
Wodehouse and Betjeman relating to Shropshire.
ore details can be found on our events page
Sheila Davies and Bob Welch at our Public Launch in July
You can find out what we have been up to and all the activities we have planned for the next few months in our
Printed copies are available in the library
Please join us to celebrate our launch day this Thursday at 3pm in the library. We are delighted that Bob Welch the mayor will be joining us.
Please come along to show your support. You will also have the opportunity to put any questions you might have about our work to members of the committee.
Soft drinks and nibbles will be served.
There is lots going on this summer including
Children’s Summer Reading Challenge – more details
Children’s Summer reading challenge events– more details
Author Events – more details
and for adults there is the
Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Adults can sign up from 13
th July and read 4 books, fill in their comments on the form and hand it in when it’s complete to claim 4 free requests and the chance to win a Tablet or smaller prizes of Book Tokens.
Printed copies of the newsletter are available in the
library giving information about Friends of Church Stretton Library, the
current funding situation and events we have planned for June to September.
You can also download the newsletter
If you know of someone without internet access who might be interested in reading this, please take a printed copy from the library to give to them.
The thought of
getting dementia fills many people with dread.
But what can we
do to improve life for people with dementia and their carers?
If you get the
chance please pop into the library this week and have a look at the display we
have put on for Dementia Week. It will be there from Sat 18
th May until
closing time on Sat 25th May.
We are also holding a dementia café in the library on Thursday morning from 10 am to noon. All welcome.
We will be holding a meeting on
Friday 26th April at 2.30 pm in the URC hall for people who might be interested in volunteering for us. More details to follow.
We are delighted that Shropshire Council have decided to continue running the library in its current location. However we will need to raise funds for the library to remain there in the long term.
We are in the process of setting up as a new charity. We hope to officially launch this new charity in June this year but have events planned for May and June
We are looking for
volunteers to help with the running of the charity and will be holding a meeting for potential volunteers in April. Please contact us if you would like to attend.