Staff from libraries across Somerset have been busy creating dozens of great videos for children of all ages to enjoy each week online. These include regular story times, health and wellbeing videos, top tips on cooking and gardening and of course some useful book reviews.
There have already been thousands of views for the different videos and the digital library offer has also been extended to include quizzes, podcasts and even a very helpful guide on what flowers to look out for in verges when walking the beautiful Somerset lanes.
Councillor David Hall, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Libraries, said: “We really want people to engage with Somerset Libraries and even though the buildings are temporarily closed, we have a vast amount of online content for people to enjoy. The feedback and comments that we have received on social media so far proves that there is a growing demand for digital content, and it seems that people are really appreciating the many different aspects we can offer. This includes free books, audiobooks, magazines and even newspapers to download onto smartphones or tablets and laptops.”
To see the videos created so far visit www.glassboxtaunton.co.uk/videos or find Somerset Libraries UK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see regular new content. The full programme of online events and activities can be found at www.somerset.gov.uk/libraries.