Launch of the New Library Service

Swindon Borough Council has adopted a new Libraries Strategy and there will be changes to the service taking place from the 5th April 2017. Core Libraries Swindon’s core libraries of Central, West Swindon,… Continue reading

Swindon Festival of Literature 2017

                The 24th Swindon Festival of Literature is fast approaching… time to start reading all those authors you plan to see. Do the groundwork between now… Continue reading

An evening of crime and intrigue…..

Join us for a very special event on Thursday 20th April to mark World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading which aims to reach people who don’t regularly pick up a book.… Continue reading

World Book Night 2017

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who… Continue reading

Read through the decades and win prizes this winter with the South West Reading Passport.

Pick up your South West Reading Passport 2016:Book to the Future from your local library. Your Reading Passport journeys through the decades to explore defining authors of the past 100 years. It features… Continue reading

Swindon Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017 – 9.30am to 3.30pm FREE All Day Event organised by the IWD Swindon Community Group.   Programme of Events at Central Library include Ground Floor Events: 10am: Launch Event with the… Continue reading

If you come down to the library today…..

The Bookstart Bear Club is for all children from birth until they start school How to join: Visit your local library – you can join the club at any Swindon Library. Children need… Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day at the Central Library

On the 4th March we will be celebrating International Women’s day at the Central Library with a special event. Check back here for further details.

Swindon Libraries’ Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation Fund Bid

  A couple of weeks before Christmas, as part of the Libraries Taskforce released report, it was announced that there would be money available for Libraries to bid for to enable them to… Continue reading

Second VIP book club meeting at West Swindon Library

Swindon Libraries have started a second Visually Impaired Reading Group. Swindon Libraries have been running a successful VIP readers’ group (for visually impaired) since summer 2012. Approximately 9 people meet monthly at Central… Continue reading

Reflecting on the life and writings of Hermann Hesse

7.15pm 9th February 2017 Central Library SN1 1QG The novelist, poet and artist Hermann Hesse is primarily known for his themes of an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality as explored in… Continue reading