Libraries news

  • Micro:bit Lending in Libraries Project

    Andy Melder from Southend Tech handing over Micro:bits to Southend Libraries at the Forum to Joe Passingham, Library Manager and Jo Robertson, Assistant Library Manager

    Published on Thursday, 25th May 2017

    Southend Libraries have been given 60 micro:bits by the micro:bit.org to take part in a pilot to loan them through libraries. They will be free to borrow, by both children and adults.

  • A long time ago in a Library far, far away…

    Master Yoda next to Star Wars wording

    Published on Tuesday, 25th April 2017

    Jedi will be arriving in Southend-on-Sea as The Forum in Elmer Square, hosts Star Wars: Jedi Academy on May 4th from 6pm – 7.30pm.

  • Westcliff Library better than ever after refurbishment

    Outside Westcliff Library

    Published on Friday, 7th April 2017

    Westcliff Library on London Road has reopened and is welcoming its customers back to the new and improved library following a revamp.

  • Westcliff Library reopens!

    Library Books

    Published on Monday, 3rd April 2017

    Westcliff Library reopens today following a period of closure for refurbishment.

  • Libraries need Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers

    Summer Reading Challenge in pink and orange

    Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

    Libraries in Southend are looking for suitable volunteers aged 14 and over (no upper age limit) to help children keep reading in the summer holidays during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

  • SHIELDS Parliament launches new library guides

    Shields parliament

    Published on Monday, 20th July 2015

    Three new guides were officially launched at The Forum on Monday 13th July 2015 by The Worshipful the Mayor of Southend, Councillor Andrew Moring, and elected representatives from SHIELDS Parliament.

  • Southend Rises to the Reading Challenge

    6 book challenge

    Published on Friday, 19th June 2015

    Library staff joined Southend Adult Community College staff and community partners to celebrate the fantastic achievement of local adult learners who had successfully completed this years challenge.