A collection of experiences of Kingscote and Bagpath inhabitants during the COVID outbreak – book material needed PLEASE READ ON…
These times have had a profound impact on all of our lives, yet being the small yet diverse community that we are, each of us will have had a very different experience.
This is where the idea came regarding putting together a collection of stories/pictures/accounts of residents wishing to share their thoughts, journeys and experiences. Apart from something that we can keep and look back on, it would give us something to share collectively as a community and perhaps to create a better understanding of each other’s situations. It could be material of any format/length/style. Ideas might include personal accounts, thoughts and opinions, quotes, diary entries, anecdotes, poems, children’s pictures and thank you messages to frontline workers, VE day celebrations, photos of any of the above or just appreciating the beauty of the surroundings whilst we are forced to slow down. It could include experiences at work, at home or experiences of your wider family and friends here in the UK or abroad and how you have kept in touch with them over the duration. Really anything goes to give a real sense of the current climate.
Drafted is an image of what the front cover might look like. Any comments/suggestions would be wonderful. Please do send material/suggestions (along with your name, age, occupation and contact details or, if you prefer, this can be left anonymous) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do send images/photos please send by email preferably in JPEG format.
We hope you agree that this is an opportunity to produce something unique and beneficial in these uncertain times and would be grateful if you could send your book material by mid August, if possible, in order that it can be collated.
We look forward to hearing from you in due course, should this be of interest to you or any of your family members.
Take care and stay well, with all best wishes, Seema
Does anyone have an annex or nearby self-contained accommodation where a villager could self-isolate? Sharon needs to be able to care for her parents post surgery but needs to be able to self isolate for 14 days before she can do so. Accommodation would be needed in about 1-2 weeks’ time.
Gloucestershire County Council sent this bulletin at 01-05-2020 04:28 PM BST
Welcome to May’s edition of Library news
A “really useful” list of websites! Our Librarians in Library Services for Education have pulled together a list of learning resources for families. We have included everything from sites to entertain or educate kids at home, sites to help your research, and sites to help you keep healthy. We hope you find them as useful as we do! We’ve included some fantastic author websites and illustrator workshops as we love seeing them celebrating all things reading during these difficult times.
Ask Us – enquiry service and business support Our Ask Us Service is now able to answer any enquiries sent via email or the enquiry form. Whether you are looking for home-schooling ideas or seeking business support during these unprecedented times, the Ask Us team are here to support you. From quick questions to in-depth research, you can ask any question and the Ask Us team will help you get started or refer you to the most relevant organisation to help you with your query.
More fantastic eAudiobooks Try our Pick and Mix selection of eAudiobooks – we add new titles each month; access is unlimited so join your fellow library listeners and we’d love to know what you think of these books! Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – Darkly comic, mind-blowingly twisty, and with a cast of fantastically odd characters. The Familiars by Stacey Halls – To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life… Browsing our digital books Our doors may be shut but we hope you enjoy the serendipity of exploring our digital shelves! We continue to select a wide range of non fiction, including many health and wellbeing books available in eBook format. We’ve been busy adding fantastic fiction to our (virtual) shelves:
Liar Liar by Mel Sherratt (eBook) A gripping new crime thriller with twists and turns. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole. My pear-shaped life by Carmel Harrington (eBook) A joyful uplifting book about Greta, she’s funny, she’s flawed… Here we are by Graham Swift (eBook)A story spanning half a century following magician Ronnie Deane’s life from evacuation to Brighton Pier. We also have a wide range of awesome Magazines eMagazines Check out the latest magazines, free to download to your device and keep for as long as you like! A great way to save money with your library card. From Good Housekeeping to Practical Photographer and even TV Times, we have a great range for you to browse. Why not travel the world from your sofa with National Geographic! Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 18th– 24th May and we are joining in to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. We are missing our customers and volunteers at this difficult time but we are finding that curling up with a good library book or listening to a story is ideal as a way to reduce stress and boost our mood!
Digital Offers People are benefiting from a vast range of digital resources while our libraries are closed. More than 40,000 digital items have been downloaded in March and April! Find out more here
Reminder We look forward to seeing you again in our libraries once we can reopen. Remember, you will not be charged for fines during the period our libraries have been closed.
Tony Wooldridge has grown tomato plants this year and there are enough for others to have some if they would like.The plants are suitable for growing in a greenhouse, or outdoors once the frosts are over.If you’d like some, please contact him on 860697.
Best wishes Tony
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