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For the latest news, events and new releases, read the latest copy of our eNewsletter Shelf Life, which has now been incorporated into Surrey Matters.

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Changes to library opening hours

Opening hours are changing at Surrey libraries from 30 October 2017.

The future of the Performing Arts Library

The consultation period is now closed and the results will be discussed by at the next Communities Select Committee before submission to a Cabinet meeting for decision. Find out how you can have your say on proposed changes to the service.

Hearing Champion Sessions

We are very pleased to launch this free drop-in service for people with NHS hearing aids. Help available includes basic maintenance, battery supply, trouble-shooting, cleaning and re-tubing.

Sessions will be held monthly in the following libraries:

  • Camberley - first Monday of the month, 10am–12 noon.
  • Egham - first Thursday of the month, 1.30pm–2.30pm.
  • Godalming - first Monday of the month, 10.30am - 11.30am.
  • Guildford - last Tuesday of the month, 10am–12 noon.

Surrey Libraries' 2017 Children's Book Award

The winner of the Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award 2017 is …

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow, and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey.

Congratulations to Swapna and Sheena (and, of course, Dave), who were presented with their Awards at a celebratory Ceremony at Dorking Halls on Thursday 25 May 2017.

Thank you to all of the shortlisted authors, illustrators and publishers, and especially to the children and teachers of the 10 Champion schools, for supporting the Award so enthusiastically.

Words in Focus book and tour

Last year Surrey Libraries in partnership with Hurtwood Press and The Bluehouse Festival ran a poetry and landscape photography competition called ‘Word in Focus’. We had an overwhelming response to the competition with over 160 poetry submissions and 140 photography submissions.

The shortlisted entries have now been collated into a fabulous showcase book which has been printed on the finest archival paper, which means that it won’t discolour or fade for more than 500 years!

The book will be undertaking a tour of our libraries.