For those looking for something to do with the children this summer, there is a chance to let their imaginations run wild at fun and engaging Lego® events at East Riding Libraries.
For the younger ones, aged 2-7, there is a Storytime with a difference at the Duplo Lego® Storytime Stay and Play events; the event will trigger their imagination with a super story and then set them free to create whatever they like with beautifully bright Duplo sets.
Pack your binoculars and your books and head for Wildervill. It’s already a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there.
The last chance to see the current exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery, ‘To the Water’, will be Saturday, 19 June.
‘To the Water’ has been created by curators Helena Cox and Sally Hayes, and is a unique mix of art and social history, looking at the different ways in which waterways have inspired artists over the centuries.
East Riding Libraries have been delighted with the number of responses received so far to their customer survey, which was launched at the start of May to gather customer feedback from users and non-users of the service and inform decisions for the future. The survey is still available to complete from now until 30 May, 2021.
East Riding Libraries Face in a Book Club on Facebook now has over 220 members who have been enjoying the books selected each month by the Libraries team. The club started back in February 2020, just before the first lockdown, and has gradually grown since then.
East Riding Council has announced details of the reopening of East Riding Libraries, Mobile Libraries, and its Customer Service Centres and Multi-Service Centres from Monday, 12 April, in line with the government’s roadmap.
East Riding Libraries will continue to offer the Order and Collect service at the door for those customers who prefer to use it, and will also be open for limited browsing (maximum of 30 minutes, which may be reduced at the busiest times).
East Riding Libraries have seen a huge 329% increase in the number of eBooks downloaded since March 2020, and a 95.5% increase in the number of audiobooks downloaded free with their library memberships.
Librarian Pamela Taylor-Bramwell explained: “We’ve been delighted to have welcomed over 4,500 new members (in addition to our 45,000 existing members!) since March 2020.
East Riding Libraries are reminding customers that they are still offering their ‘Order and Collect’ service – customers can either phone their library or order books and then collect from their specified East Riding Library once available.
Books can be returned to any East Riding Library during opening hours and will be quarantined for three days before being cleaned and returned to shelves.
Following the latest government announcement, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced how East Riding Museums and East Riding Libraries will operate from Wednesday, 2 December, under Tier 3 restrictions.
East Riding Museums: Beverley Art Gallery, Skidby Mill, Beverley Guildhall, and Goole Museum will remain closed.