Our community Hub Library is at the YMCA by the Coop in North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JH.
The Hub Library is opening from Monday 20th July but with limted services:
New Opening Hours will initially be:
Monday & Thursdays 2-4pm and Saturday 10-12 noon.
Library users are welcomed back to Return Books using our contactless Book drop and to choose up to 3 new Books from our current stock to borrow.
To keep everyone safe we have needed to implement the following:
The number of people entering the library at any one time will be limited
The Click and Collect Service will not initially be available
No children’s toys or group meetings
Public computers will remain closed
If you are a member you can still download FREE books and magazines onto devices suich as kindle – see B&NES Libraries West service.
NORMAL Library Service
There are 3000 books of the B&NES library, all part of their normal library Click & Collect service – Pick them up from this Library Hub.
There is a children’s section with comfy rug, 400 books, soft blocks and shapes.
A4 and A3 colour printing
A4 and A3 laminating
Bring your own device and/or a memory stick
There is a computer with free WIFI internet to use
Drop in for tea & coffee and a chat
Newspapers and local information
Displays and exhibitions
St Mary’s Primary school second hand uniforms to buy
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursday 2 – 5pm
Saturdays 9:30 – 12:30pm
These hours are subject to the availability of volunteers.
Sessions to join in:
Gadget Busters is every 2 weeks on alternate Mondays 2.30 – 4.30pm, £3 per session. Get help with your laptop, iPad, tablet, phone or camera. Drop into our friendly and informal group to talk to one of our volunteers. You don’t need to book, just turn up.
Next dates: Monday 2nd, 16th & 30th March and 27th April
‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ chat and a cuppa. Free reminiscience group – What can everyday objects tell us about the past? First Thursday of the month 2-3pm.
Baby Hour and Mums to Be, free group – Mondays 2 – 3pm organised by the parents.
Carers Wellness Cafe. Third Tuesday of each month 2-4pm.
Pre-schoolers Storytime Thursdays 2.30-3pm. Free. (Term Time only)
St Mary’s School second hand uniforms
A selection to pick up for FREE, with small donation to the PTA donation would welcome.
How it is Run
The Hub is run by over 20 amazing volunteers who are trained and freely give their time and skills. It is supervised by a Coordinator and managed by Timsbury Parish Council. See Contacts below.
The Library service is one of B&NES Community Run Libraries.
The Hub is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Liz Casson the Hub Coordinator: 07943 668 796
The B&NES Home Library Service arranges for a volunteer to bring books to a resident’s house who cannot get out much. Get in touch to find out.
Dial A Ride to the Hub
Midsomer Norton Dial A Ride can pick you up from your house to take you to the Hub which is in the YMCA building next to the Coop shop where you could do some shopping. The Hub Library has full disabled access. Press the doorbell for assistance.
To book your lift (or to join for £7 as a Member which is required)
Phone: 01761 417504 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday Or email: email@example.com