Presteigne Library Services
Summer Reading Game 2018.
For children aged 4 – 11, our Summer Reading Game will soon be starting! Children will explore a map of Beanotown to find the mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers. Pop in to the Library from the 7th of July to sign up, win special rewards, get a certificate & medal when you complete the challenge!
Presteigne Library Book Club.
The Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 4.30pm in the library.
Forthcoming Programme for 2018 -
July 25th: West of Eden, Jean Stein
August 29th: Short stories by Saki, pick as many as you like
September 26th: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
October 25th – Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel
November 28th – A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland
December 12th – Ghost Stories (pick a favourite!)
Presteigne Library Update July 2018
The library has expanded its selection, including bigger crime and science fiction sections, and an entirely new library of classics and modern classics from around the world.
Presteigne Library Update January 2018
Outreach Programme: The library is starting up an outreach program to allow wider access to books. Volunteers will be visiting the Circle and the Day Centre on a fortnightly basis to deliver books and read to day centre attendees, and will also be able to deliver books to anyone that might be housebound. If you or anyone you know finds it difficult to get to the library and would like their books delivered, please contact Rhiannon at the library on email@example.com or 01544 260552 (Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons only).
A reminder that on a Friday morning and Saturday morning the library is staffed by volunteers. They’re doing a wonderful job of keeping our library open on those days, and providing a wide range of services. However, you don’t need to go in to the library for some things – you can renew books, order books, and search the library catalogue at: https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/powys_en/
Presteigne Library update June 2017:
From Friday 2nd June 2017, Presteigne Library will be opened by volunteers on a Friday and Saturday morning.
During April and May, Rhiannon Hooson (branch librarian) and Ali Hatton (volunteer co-ordinator) have been working very hard to train up a team of volunteers, who will be in the library to help library customers with the basic service on these mornings. Customers will be able to return and borrow books and DVDs, and use the computers, printer and wi-fi, as normal – please remember to bring your library card with you! If you would like to renew your books on a Friday or Saturday morning, please bring your books with you.
Access to library+ council services and payments and support with complex library enquiries will only be available during core staffed hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or you can contact the library service via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Library customers are reminded that they can already look at their library account online, to search the library catalogue, place requests for books in Powys stock to be delivered to Presteigne Library for them, and renew their loans, either from home or using the catalogue computer in the library. You will need the number off the back of your library card, and your PIN number, in order to do this – if you need a reminder of your PIN, please ask Rhiannon in the library. If you would like to add your email address or mobile phone number to your library membership details, you can also receive automatic emails or text messages to let you know that your requests are available, or that your books are due back shortly.
The Library Service is very grateful to all of the volunteers for giving their time to support Presteigne library, either with cleaning or helping in the library. There is always room for more people on the team though, so if you are interested, please call into the library or speak to Ali Hatton to find out more!
Presteigne Library Opening Hours:
Monday, Thursday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm (staffed hours)
Wednesday 1pm - 6pm (staffed hours)
Friday 10am - 1pm (volunteer hours)
Saturday 10am - 12.30pm (volunteer hours)
2016 LIBRARIES CONSULTATION: For results go to the following link -
For location, opening times and contact details see : http://www.powys.gov.uk/presteignelibrary
Books and DVDs for everyone
Our library has a great collection of books and DVDs for all ages – see our catalogue
www.powys.gov.uk/libcat . You can reserve any item ('Place Hold') and if the item you want isn't already at Presteigne library, we'll bring it to the Library for you to collect.
If you give us your email or mobile phone number, we can send you a message when items are due back, so you can return or renew them.
eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines:
You don't need to visit the library to download eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines - borrow for free, from home or from anywhere with an internet connection: www.powys.gov.uk/ebooks
There is free WiFi, computer and internet access, as well as printing, photocopy and fax.
You can access a range of council services from Presteigne Library, for example you can pay Council bills with a credit or debit card, get blue badge and bus pass application forms, and get your forms verified.
Research your Family Tree
Visit the library to research your family history with Ancestry and FindMyPast for free. For these and other great websites, see our ‘online reference library’ http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/libraries/search-online-reference-library/
Mobile Library Services
There are two mobile libraries covering 38 routes throughout Powys, visiting each stop once a month. To find where the mobile library stops near you visit our website http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/libraries/view-mobile-library-routes or ask at the library
Join the library
Joining the library is easy – and completely free! Clickhere - http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/libraries/join-the-library/
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