AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER

Katie Collis, Brompton Library, writes: Here at Brompton Library we thought it would be fitting to celebrate the life of Sir Terry Pratchett, whose books were loved by millions of people all over the world. I asked the staff at Brompton which books they particularly liked and, not surprisingly, I had very different responses.  Christian: “As a kid I … Continue reading

Celebrating World Book Day with Jeremy Strong

Stephanie Webb, Lending Librarian, writes: Now in its 17th year, World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and books and most importantly reading. Across the Triborough area it is a major event in the school year and we at Kensington Central Library were privileged to host the multiple award-winning children’s author Jeremy Strong. His … Continue reading

Chatterbooks at Brompton library

Stephanie Webb, Lending Librarian at Brompton Library, writes: The Chatterbooks session on Monday 9 March was both a happy and a sad occasion as it was the last one led by Babita Sinha. Babita is leaving at the end of March and has led Chatterbooks here at Brompton for five years and before that at Chelsea … Continue reading

“You’re a Wizard, Harry”

Leanne Bellot, CSA North Kensington Library, writes: On Thursday 5th February 2015, North Kensington Library joined the thousands of Muggles, Witches, and Wizards that convened across the UK to celebrate the very first Harry Potter Book Night. Unbelievably, it has been seventeen years since the first publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. In … Continue reading

Reading Well in Kensington & Chelsea

  Following the Reading Agency launch of the Reading Well Books on Prescription Dementia Collection on Monday 26 January, libraries across the three boroughs gave community and health partners, as well as members of the public, the chance to find out about our Reading Well initiatives, with collection launches at five libraries. The first launch … Continue reading

A T-RRIBLE Tale in Two Languages

Natasha Chaoui, SCSA, Kensal Library writes: On Friday 23 January we had a bilingual storytelling event here at Kensal Library. Mr Paquet was joined by member of staff Silvia Sousa and together they provided a very enjoyable story session of Mr Paquet’s book ‘The T-RRIBLE‘. Mr Paquet read the story in English and Silvia then … Continue reading

Local Studies & the Household Cavalry

Local Studies & the Household Cavalry

Lucy Yates, World War One Project Officer, writes: We’re lucky to have the Household Cavalry as one of our community partners on our Kensington and Chelsea’s Great War project and so we were delighted to host a visit from their representatives.   Soldiers were fascinated to see the wealth of material we had in our … Continue reading

Happy National Libraries Day!

Today, 7 February is National Libraries Day – are you coming to the library today? We’d love to see you. If you haven’t been to the library for a while, pick your nearest one and come and find out what we have to offer. Just come in and have a look at our wide range … Continue reading

Electric Babyland on tour!

Electric Babyland on tour!

Leanne Bellot and Silvia Sousa, North Kensington Library, write: A couple of months ago, North Kensington Children’s Library had several celebrity visitors: apart from Father Christmas, we had two very special, and talented, hosts for our Baby Rhyme Time session. Dressed in matching elf jumpers (it was Christmas!), Daniel and Robert (on loan from Chelsea Library, … Continue reading