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Droylsden Library on Wednesday 5th September 11.30am – 1pm.

We will be welcoming  Ed Glinert from New Manchester Walks.  He will be talking about the Pankhurst Manchester and all things suffragette. The meeting has a slightly later start time this month.
As usual the event is free, there is no need to book and refreshments are provided – the group will be providing cake for this event.

The Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Dukinfield Library on Concord Way.  We offer a varied programme of events and the chance to meet new people and try different things.

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Event at Ashton Market Hall

Shoppers at Ashton Market Hall on Tuesday 26 June 2018 were able to find out about free eBooks and eAudiobooks to borrow via Borrow Box.

People seemed to really like the idea of borrowing a range of eBooks and eAudiobooks directly via the Borrow Box App on their own Apple or Android devices. 

It’s free to all library members and if you missed the event yesterday you can find out all about it at any Tameside Library or click the link below.


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For more information and to sign up to our eAudiobook and eBook services, please visit the following web page: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/ebooks      


BorrowBox replaces OneClickDigital 

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a bigger and better eAudiobook and eBook service in partnership with Greater Manchester Libraries and BorrowBox.

Current users of OneClickDigital are required to sign up to BorrowBox as OneClickDigital access will cease on 31 January 2018. Any items borrowed from OneClickDigital will stay on your account till 31 January 2018.

For more information and to sign up to our new eAudiobook and eBook services, please visit the following web page: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/ebooks

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FAMILIES have teamed up with Tameside Libraries on a fabulous project to create their very own children’s storybooks, suitable for the under-fives.

Working with arts organisation Stone Soup, children’s author Caryl Hart and illustrator Adam Pryce, they came up with the characters, settings and adventures which have resulted in the publication of four picture books.

They are now available for sale in Tameside libraries priced £5 each. The titles are:

  • Into the Jungle
  • Joey’s Space Adventure
  • The Magic Roundabout
  • Down the Plughole

Story Maker sessions took place over several months at Tameside Central Library, Ashton; and at Dukinfield, Hattersley and Mossley Libraries. The project aimed to get children reading, to introduce parents to the library service, and to engage young families in storytelling. This was done through interactive storytelling sessions.

Families who regularly attended the sessions had the opportunity to visit the Lowry Theatre to watch a performance of Julia Donaldson’s popular children’s stories “Room on the Broom”, “Stickman” and “The Gruffalo”.

In October, part of the Halle Orchestra came to Tameside and put on four interactive workshops. Families were treated to a performance of “The Journey” by Neil Griffiths, and were encouraged to join in by singing nursery rhymes to the music and accompanying the music with a shaker.


At the end of the project there was a Celebration event attended by 200 children and grown-ups who enjoyed stories, music, crafts, face-painting, balloon modelling, cardboard rockets and the chance to meet Safari Phil’s animals.

Families also had the opportunity to listen to stories by Simon the Storyteller.


You can read about the work done with Cary Hart and Adam Pryce here



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