Clubs & Activities

As well as functioning as a Library the following activities are currently being enjoyed by members of the Berkeley Community.

Childrens’ Activities

We are arranging a number of activities for children in the holiday periods. Look under “News and Events” for these during the holiday periods.

 

Job Club

 

  • CV writing
  • Interview techniques
  • Practice interviews
  • How to find jobs
  • Delivery of training for business delivered at Stroud Technical College.

Well Being

 

  • Book Prescription Service
  • Partnership with local Health Centre. Books on prescription etc.
  • Refreshed large print books and spoken word tapes
  • Gardening Club – meets once per month. Collaborating with local Primary School and Scout Group to grow vegetables for consumption.
  • Crochet Club – Tuesday mornings (drop in).
  • Art Club – Weekly on Thursdays.
  • Drop in for a coffee and read the newspapers.
Young People

 

  • Summer Reading Challenge. Three local Primary Schools take part.
  • Young Explorers – After School Club.
  • Book Club – In association with local schools.
  • Children’s Area – which supplies activities for children during the year, with additional themed activities during the school holidays.
  • Brownie’s reading badge and use of library
  • Rainbow’s reading badge and use of library
  • Cub Scout’s reading badge and use of library
  • Volunteer working in library as a project for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • The Home Learning association, which caters for children who cannot attend school but still need to be taught, is using the library to deliver teaching to these children.
IT

  • Free WiFi connection.
  • Free use of Family History software. (2 packages available)- 2 hour slots
  • Free use of computers.
  • Facebook
  • On-line banking support.
  • On-line employment search.
  • Website, which also has links to local interests, is used to advertise library events and activities.
  • AV equipment available to speakers and others giving presentations.
  • Copier A4/A3 black and white and colour available. A4/A3 laminating also available
  • We have a number of 7” Kindle Fires that can be borrowed for the computer club sessions.

As well as functioning as a Library the following activities are currently being enjoyed by members of the Berkeley Community.

Job Club

 

  • CV writing
  • Interview techniques
  • Practice interviews
  • How to find jobs
  • Delivery of training for business delivered at Stroud Technical College.

Well Being

 

  • Book Prescription Service
  • Partnership with local Health Centre. Books on prescription etc.
  • Refreshed large print books and spoken word tapes
  • Gardening Club – meets once per month. Collaborating with local Primary School and Scout Group to grow vegetables for consumption.
  • Crochet Club – Tuesday mornings (drop in).
  • Art Club – Weekly on Thursdays.
  • Drop in for a coffee and read the newspapers.

Young People

 

  • Summer Reading Challenge. Three local Primary Schools take part.
  • Book Club – In association with local schools.
  • Children’s Area – which supplies activities for children during the year, with additional themed activities during the school holidays.
  • Brownie’s reading badge and use of library
  • Rainbow’s reading badge and use of library
  • Cub Scout’s reading badge and use of library
  • Volunteer working in library as a project for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • The Home Learning association, which caters for children who cannot attend school but still need to be taught, is using the library to deliver teaching to these children.
IT

  • Free WiFi connection.
  • Free use of Family History software. (2 packages available)- 2 hour slots
  • Free use of computers.
  • Facebook
  • On-line banking support.
  • On-line employment search.
  • Website, which also has links to local interests, is used to advertise library events and activities.
  • AV equipment available to speakers and others giving presentations.
  • Copier A4/A3 black and white and colour available. A4/A3 laminating also available
  • We have a number of 7” Kindle Fires that can be borrowed for the computer club sessions.

Regular Events

Mondays

Tuesdays

11am-12noon, Weekly

Crochet

2pm-3pm, First Tue.

Poetry Circle

Wednesdays

10:30am-1:30pm, Last Wed.

Craft Club

7pm-9:30pm, Third Wed.

Gardening Group

Thursdays

9:30am-12:30pm, Weekly

Art Group

Fridays

11am-12noon, First Fri

Computer Club

Various

PLEASE NOTE: A small donation may be required for some activities. (Suggestion: £1)

Contact us on 01453 810520

or view the library calendar.

Other Events

Children’s Activities

Children’s area in the library with some toys and other activities.

Support for children’s organisations e.g – Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Guides.

~          Reading badges

~          “Get to know your library” sessions.

Please contact the Library Supervisor for details on 01453 810520 or email us.   

Under Consideration

Film Club

Model Makers Club/Annexe

Hire us for your next activity or event.