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Library activities for young adults

Reading hack turns reading on its head. Create your own hacks, meet new people, build your skills and inspire others to read.


You can become a reading hack volunteer and learn skills including: team working, creative skills, marketing and many more!


Talk about the books you love and meet new friends at one of our book groups.  They’re FREE to join.

  • The Bookwurms @ Hanham Library, Saturday, 10:30 -11:30am, once a month, 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
  • Yate Teen Focus Group @ Yate Library, Thursday, 6:30 – 7:30pm, once a month, 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 20 Dec
  • The Bookwurms @ Kingswood Library, Saturday, 10:30 – 11:30am, once a month, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec

All groups are 11+. Visit the individual library pages for more information.

Create your own hacks

Share your hacks online and get new ideas.

What your library can do for you

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Borrow the best sellers for free
  • No fines for late returns
  • Self-service (so only you know what you’re taking out..)
  • The LibrariesWest app (reserve and renew books online)
  • Free e-books & e-audio books
  • Free reservations
  • Concorde Book Award

Rebecca and Dan at Emersons Green Library have designed a poster about what’s awesome at the library, wifi, DVDs, it’s all free.

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