1pm: Yate Poetry Group
All welcome to join our small friendly group to share and enjoy poems and verse. We meet for an hour 1-2pm every other Tuesday afternoon in the library, refreshments provided.
Yate Library offers:
|Monday||10am - 5.30pm|
|Tuesday||10am - 5.30pm|
|Thursday||10am - 5.30pm|
|Friday||10am - 5.30pm|
|Saturday||9:30am - 2:30pm|
|Monday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
|Thursday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
|Friday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
|Saturday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
|Sunday||8.30am - 7.30pm|
Do you, or someone you know, struggle to read, or see, your phone, tablet or computer?
Then come and take another look with the RNIB’s Technology for Life Service, every Wednesday 1:30 – 4pm in Yate Library.
Call the RNIB Help Line on 0303 123 9999 or email and ask for a Yate referral.
Bevan Evemy Solicitors are pleased to introduce their new team. Lynn Bevan, Solicitor will remain as Director and welcomes Stephanie Allen, FCilex and Tina Bennett Trainee Paralegal. We said goodbye to Anne Evemy in February upon her retirement.
We look forward to continuing to offer the same professional and personal service. In addition to offering advice and our service in areas of Family Law (including Divorce and Child matters), Employment Law, Legal Disputes and Litigation, we now offer work on Private Criminal Defences and Road Traffic Defences, as well as landlord tenant work and consumer problems.
Bevan Evemy continue to offer a free 30 minute initial appointment and free legal advice sessions at Yate Library on the first Saturday of every month.
Our main office is at 79 Broad Street Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD, with the office at Yate available for meetings by appointment only. We also have other meeting locations situated around Bristol, again by appointment only, and cover the Thornbury/Emersons Green/Winterbourne areas.
Please visit our website bevanevemy.co.uk to find out more.
If you have any legal issues please give us a call.
Read the Library's Annual Report
Click here to read Yate Library's annual report for 2017.
South Gloucestershire Libraries are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join the team running Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018.
Volunteers will spend their time helping children do the Summer Reading Challenge, talking with them about the books they’ve been reading and helping at a range of activities in the library.
This is a great opportunity to develop skills in communication, team working and creative projects, whilst having fun and making new friends. Emily, age 17, who volunteered last summer said: “I really have enjoyed my time volunteering here at the library, it has helped build my confidence and is very rewarding.”
Encouraging young people to take part Max, Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer aged 17, said: “Being a volunteer has helped me to develop my social skills which has also made it easier to have conversations with people in general. Volunteering makes me feel like I am helping the local community, all for a good cause.”
More than 6,000 children took part in Animal Agents last summer helped by 70 volunteers. The theme of this year’s challenge is Mischief Makers – Dennis, Gnasher and friends invite children to set off on a hunt for Beanotown’s famous buried treasure as they read 6 library books to collect special stickers and explore the map of Beanotown to find clues.
The closing date for applications is 30 June. Volunteers must be aged 13 or over. For more information ask a member of staff at any South Gloucestershire library, email or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries.
There’s a ton of fun waiting for you at a South Gloucestershire library this summer...
Join Dennis, Gnasher and friends on a hunt for Beanotown’s famous buried treasure! Read 6 library books over the summer, collect special stickers and explore your map of Beanotown to find clues.
But watch out – Dennis is usually up to all kinds of mischief. He’ll make sure some of those stickers are extra stinky! Read all 6 books and you’ll get a medal and certificate too!
Mischief Makers begins on Saturday 14 July and runs in all South Gloucestershire Libraries until Saturday 8 September – it’s FREE to take part.
Please encourage your children to visit the library and sign up and see the difference the Summer Reading Challenge makes to their reading.
“My son really improved his ability to read. Every day he was asking me to take him to the library and take out new books.” (Parent)
PLUS beat the boredom this summer! Find out about libraries FREE Fizz Pop Science workshops and Mischief Makers fun craft activities at www.southglos.gov.uk/childrenslibrary.
Like us on facebook and follow us @southgloslibs for Mischief Makers updates.
One card lets you borrow books, access the internet at libraries, have a swim, use the gym or take part in a host of sporting activities, all great social opportunities to meet new friends and try something new.
The Active card gives you access to a balanced life style, full of interest, reading, learning, playing and health. You will find out more about what is going on in your area by subscribing to our newsletters and hear all the latest news hot off the press.
The card is free and you can then take part in leisure centre activities either as a 'pay as you go' customer or by taking out an inclusive membership to bring even more benefits.
It gets even better… your Active Card works not only in leisure centres and libraries in South Gloucestershire: you can also borrow books from any public library in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset.
Pop in to the library or leisure centre to join, or visit the Active Lifestyle Centres website.
Many of our libraries are open longer thanks to new Open Access technology. This enables registered users to access the library outside staffed hours.
To find out more, including how to book an induction session and sign up, visit www.southglos.gov.uk/openaccess.
During Open Access times signed up members can:
In addition, the mobile library has ceased to operate and Chipping Sodbury is run only by volunteers.
There will also be some community collections, run by volunteers – Marshfield (information here) which is already operational; St Michael’s Church in Stoke Gifford and Almondsbury, Severn Beach and Pilning mobile service (provided by N Somerset Mobile Library)).
Did you know that your library membership gives you 24/7 access to your account and many free digital services at www.librarieswest.org.uk
Log-in with your library membership number (printed on your card) and your 4-digit PIN. Here you can manage your account, search the catalogue and order books online (free of charge when using an U18s card). Click & collect from your nearest library.
If you don’t know your PIN you can reset it easily by clicking “Forgot my PIN” on the LibrariesWest website. This sends an automatic email with PIN reset instructions to the email address we hold for you on our records.
Bring your little one along to a rhyme time, story time or play session at your local library for a fun and family friendly activity for babies and toddlers.
Share rhymes, songs, stories and play!
It’s free to come along and new families are always welcome: “Coming to the library for rhymetime is a regular part of every week routine for our family. My child really enjoys it and I noticed she is more open. She can also practice her English. We can also spend time together and have some fun” (Magda, parent).
Log on to www.southglos.gov.uk/childrenslibrary or visit your local library to find out more.
Like us on facebook to keep up to date with what we are doing; or find us on twitter @southgloslibs.
We now have FREE WiFi available. To access it, find SouthGlosLibrary on available networks in your settings and accept our terms and conditions to get logged on; no password required.
We also have a FREE LibrariesWest App. Manage your library account on-the-go. Renew books, place reservations (no charge for U18s) and much more.
For all the latest news at "South Gloucestershire Libraries" find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sgloslibraries
"Like" our page and be the first to hear about our latest services, FREE children's holiday activities, events for all ages and much more.
Find out more about our range of FREE digital library services, available 24/7 including eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines.
Ask at the library and staff will be pleased to help you. If you would like to bring your device with you we can help to get you started.
To find out more information about these free services visit: www.southglos.gov.uk/eresources.
We have a Premium DVD service. This includes the very latest DVDs which can be hired for a small charge. Click here to view current fees and charges. Please note these DVDs cannot be renewed or reserved.
Please help us to save money by providing us with your current e-mail address. This could benefit you as it's quicker and we could also tell you about library events/new books etc.
We have introduced pre-overdues for readers who have elected to receive information from us via email. If you would like to receive this service and have an e-mail address please contact us.
As well as the reference resources available in the library and on-line on our website you can also contact our Library Enquiry Centre based in Somerset.
The Library Enquiry Centre offers a comprehensive service for all your information needs. Specialist librarians at the Centre have access to information resources not available in your library. You can contact The Enquiry Centre by phone (local rate), email, letter or fax. They will answer your enquiry immediately or get back to you with the information you require.
The Library Enquiry Centre also offers a range of business information solutions to support intending, new and established businesses. We have access to business databases, industry overviews, business directories and journals. We provide a free enquiry service to all business users. So, whether you are taking your first steps as a future entrepreneur, or already have a well-established business the Library Enquiry Centre will be able to help.
To contact the Library Enquiry Centre:
Phone: 01454 866900 (local rate)
Fax: 01823 336370
Text: 07919 540839
Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday–Friday
Please contact the Library for details.
Are you eligible for library concessions?
If you are in receipt of one of the following you are entitled to concessions:
Working family tax credit; disability living allowance; housing benefit; state pension; disabled person's tax credit; widows benefit; income support; industrial disablement benefit; incapacity benefit; student in full time education.
We will require initial proof of benefit. In most cases the concession will entitle you to half-price reservations, music CDs and spoken word tapes. In addition if you are visually impaired or housebound you will not be required to pay any charge (including overdue charges).
Yate Library exhibition space has opportunities to host visual arts and crafts exhibitions and is inviting artists to submit their work for consideration.
The space is designed to give local and regional professional artists an opportunity to showcase their work.
The library reference and community meeting area has a hanging system for framed work and three large display cabinets for craft work.
Spaces are limited and we aim to show a cross section of work throughout the year. Preference will be given to professional local work which will enhance the wider library programme.
Use of the exhibition space is free though the library does charge a small commission on work that is sold during the exhibition.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work, please send a cv and examples of your work or a link to your website to
Yate Library welcomes your videos to display on its plasma screen.
They can be about anything Yate-related, and can publicise your events and activities.
Ideally we would like Windows Media Video files up to 4 minutes long, loaded onto a memory stick, which staff can upload onto our plasma screen using Microsoft powerpoint. Ask the staff for more information.
Performance poet John Hegley penned this special poem to mark the re-opening of Yate Library on 27th January 2010, after its £1.5 million refurbishment:
It has been a bit of a wait
but now we can all celebrate
and there's many a fine dish'll
come out of the recipes
in the books on the precipes
of the shelves of the library