9.30am: Free Legal Advice Session
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Bevan Evemy Solicitors offer free legal advice sessions on the first Saturday of every month, in private rooms.
They start at 9.30 when the library opens and just go through until 1 o'clock. It is best to call them to make an appointment as quite a few people often turn up, but if you just want to pop in, then there is not usually a very long wait.
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Did you know you don’t have to go to Yate to borrow books, DVDs, audio books?
You can also have your reservations sent to Chipping Sodbury and collect local information leaflets.
You can do all of this locally. We have quite a lot of new books including lots of picture books for the children.
Do come and support your local library as our friendly volunteers would love to see you.
We are open:
Tuesday, Wednesday: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Although South Gloucestershire Council provide our books etc. it is up to the Friends of Chipping Sodbury Library to raise funds for other items such as cushions for our children's reading area.
The library has enlarged and improved the children’s area to include a magnetic chalkboard, table and chairs and a reading bench. This area is used regularly for story time and craft activities.
The Friends hold book sales to help raise funds, and would be grateful for donations of children's books to sell.
Please note these books cannot be added to library stock.
Following a campaign by local residents, who formed a Friends of Chipping Sodbury Library group, South Gloucestershire Council agreed not to close Chipping Sodbury Library as part of their 2017 savings measures.
With the help of the Gruffalo, Chipping Sodbury library was successfully relaunched in October 2017 as a Community Library run by volunteers.
South Glos Libraries continue to provide books, CDs, DVDs and IT support for the three computers, along with a self-service machine.
A call for volunteers resulted in over forty people coming forward to help and, with support from Sodbury Town Council, they now staff the library so users can continue to enjoy it.
It continues to offer the same services as it did before and, in addition, is open all day on Wednesday when Yate library is shut.
The large team of volunteers are enthusiastically learning the ropes and are very grateful for the patience being shown by users.
They are more than happy to give their time to keep the library open and enjoy helping people get the most out of it.
A lot of effort went into persuading South Glos Council not to close the library, so please come in and use it so that we can prove to them that they made the right decision.