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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 Newspaper provision starting April 2018

Due to budgetary considerations we have recently had to review which newspapers we provide in Surrey Libraries.

Details of the changes and why are they are being made?

Frequently asked questions.

Early Years Theatre Show

  • Fairy Tales Gone Bad: Grannylocks/The Monsterous Duckling.

This event will be taking place at Merstham, Redhill and Woking libraries. The event is part of the Hopper Project which is an initiative to raise awareness of Early Years theatre. Over 20 months there will be seven Hopper shows touring nurseries, children's centres and libraries around Somerset and Surrey.

For more information and how to obtain tickets for:

The future of the Performing Arts Library

On 8 February 2018, the Communities Select Committee will discuss a progress report on the work recommended at its November 2017 meeting. Read our updates and the Communities Select Committee full papers.

Group charges Our new group charges start on 1 February 2018. Read our Guide to group charges.

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.

Surrey Libraries' 2018 Children's Book Award

The Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award celebrates the best current fiction written for seven to nine year olds.

The Shortlist for the 2018 Award has been announced!

The 5 shortlisted books are:

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.