***Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we will be closed until further notice.***
We will review the situation regularly, so please keep an eye on this page or check facebook for up to date information. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
It’s time for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and for 2020 it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!
The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books.
This year, our Challenge features extra special characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, who you’ll know from amazing reads like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin!
You can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer.
Our new online platform will help you keep track of your books, reviews and the rewards you unlock along the way.
As always, we’ll have loads of brilliant book suggestions to get you started, and tips on how you can keep reading even while schools and libraries are closed.
We’ll also have heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home!
Keep an eye on summerreadingchallenge.org.uk for the latest Summer Reading Challenge news, including details of our fantastically fun launch party!
Library opening hours vary over bank holidays.
Click here to view seasonal hours.
|Tuesday||9.30am to 12.30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm|
|Wednesday||9.30am to 6.30pm|
|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.