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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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The Surrey Performing Arts Library and its proposed transfer to the charity NewSPAL

Following the move of the Surrey Performing Arts Library collection to Ewell Library in September, NewSPAL, a newly formed charity, have been working on their business plan for taking over the collection. As their plan would change how the collection would operate, you are invited to give your views on the proposals. To help you understand these proposals, please read the comparison of service offers (PDF).

Winter reading ideas for children

If you're looking for something seasonal to share with your children, we've got some great suggestions for you to try:

Get into coding with CoderDojo

A CoderDojo will be starting at Weybridge Library on 22 September from 2pm to 4pm and then every fortnight. Find out more and sign up to join.

KNFB reader for those with a visual impairment

KNFB Reader is an app, downloaded onto a tablet, which converts printed text to speech by taking a photograph of the text and reading it aloud. It will read any printed text and enables those with a visual impairment, or a print impairment such as dyslexia, to access any printed material in the library.

KNFB Reader is now available in 12 Surrey Libraries:

Dance, drama and music comes to Ewell Library

Read our updates for more detailed information.

Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award winner

The winner of the 2018 Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award is:

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.