Posted June 3, 2024



East Sussex Libraries Update – June 2024

Support the Summer Reading Challenge

Support the Summer Reading Challenge

We are looking for volunteers to help support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the summer holiday.

Working in the library, you will encourage children to enrol in the challenge and motivate them to continue; chatting to them about their books and giving out rewards for each book read.

Volunteers must be 13 and over, it could be a great opportunity to help out over the summer or for a young person to gain useful work experience.

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Pride Month

Pride flgs

Drop in to Eastbourne library this Pride Month and meet the Allsorts Youth Project, providing support for LGBTQ+ young people and their families.  We also have Project Adorno’s electropop Jarman in Pieces.

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Loneliness Awareness


Loneliness Awareness Week is an annual campaign which aims to get people talking about loneliness.

Libraries host regular sociable events for adults and young people. We have knit and natter groups, board game afternoons and Reading Friends. We have a great range of information, activities, and tips on our webpage.

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Free Family Learning Courses

Free Family Learning Courses

Family Learning courses are available for parents, grandparents and carers at Family Hubs, schools, and other community locations across East Sussex. Courses are always free and offer a diverse range of activities designed to help your child develop.

Our courses cover a range of topics including family first aid, parent and child signing, outdoor learning, mindfulness and fitness and cooking.

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Battle Festival

Battle Festival

This July the Library is partnering with the Battle Festival of Music and Art.

Meet Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Philip Ardagh and Eyrie-on-Sea author Thomas Taylor.

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Never forget your Library card again!

Spydus the Library app

Spydus Mobile is a free app which lets you access library services and manage your membership, any time.

Use the app to search the library catalogue, download eBooks and eAudio books, keep track of your library account and manage the items you’ve got out on loan.

Next month you’ll need your PIN to sign-up for the Summer Reading Challenge, so have a go and download the app, log in to reset your pin and unlock a world of possibilities.

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