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Did you know reading books benefits both your physical and mental health, and those benefits can last a lifetime? They begin in early childhood and continue through the senior years. Reading helps prevent age-related cognitive decline and the National Institute on Aging recommends reading books and magazines as a way of keeping your mind engaged as you grow older. Research shows that seniors who read and solve mathematical problems every day maintain and improve their cognitive functioning. And the earlier you start, the better. Get your books from your local library today! Visit for details on how to order and collect your favourite books. We won't always get it right but we hope to introduce you to new books and authors you'll love. Your favourite book is just a click or phone call away.

Oxford Dictionaries English – Online

Every time you need to know the meaning or pronunciation of a word, how to translate it into another language, or whether you're using it correctly, this should be your first point of reference. It includes English definitions and synonyms, English grammar and usage and dictionaries in other languages. There is also a series of videos for you to see via this link This great resource is available to you at home using your library card (and in libraries), just visit our website and follow the online link.

Temporary online membership

Did you know that you can get a temporary online membership that will give you access to all of our online ebooks free of charge? Go to - Online services and select Online Catalogue and Join the Library. for FREE

Have you ever wondered who your ancestors are and what they did for a living? To find the answers to these questions why not visit the library's website where you can have free full access to until the end of September. Ancestry will give you access to UK and international records such as the census, births, marriages and deaths, parish records and much more. For more details visit our website and follow the online services link.

Author of the month

Paula Daly is the acclaimed author of six novels. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and her books have been developed for the ITV series, Deep Water, starring Anna Friel. Her work has been sold in 16 countries. Paula Daly was born in Lancashire, and before beginning her first novel Just What Kind Of Mother Are You?, she was a self- employed physiotherapist. She lived for a short while in France, but returned to the UK after missing the hustle and bustle. She now lives in Cumbria with her husband, three children and a whippet called Skippy. Clear My Name is her latest book.

Book Review

My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay

The Leader:

At the age of 17, after a childhood in a foster family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate.

He learned that his real name was not Norman, it was Lemn Sissay. He was British and Ethiopian. And he learned that his mother had been pleading for his safe return to her since his birth.

This is Lemn's story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Written with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation's best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

This book is beautifully written of course given the author. Anyone reading it will take away something with them.

Why not add this book to your next order and collect list?

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