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Reopening Videos - Welcome Back to Southend Libraries!
Thursday, 24th September 2020

We are very pleased to welcome you back to our library at the Forum, Southend! Check out the links below to three short YouTube videos to help prepare for your next visit: Welcome back to Southend L

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Temporary Change to Opening Hours
Friday, 7th August 2020

Due to ventilation issues at the Forum, Southend and the high temperatures forecast over the next few days, we have taken the decision to close the library at 2.30pm on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th &a

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People's Network at the Forum
Tuesday, 4th August 2020

We are delighted to be open and to welcome you back for Internet Browsing at the Forum from Wednesday 5th August. The Forum is open Monday - Saturday, 10am – 4pm for Intern

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Southend Libraries: 'Click and Collect' Books
Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Southend Libraries are delighted to be able to announce that from Monday 6 July we will be offering a new 'Click and Collect' Service which will enable customers to borrow physical books for the first

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RBdigital Service Update
Thursday, 11th June 2020

RBdigital Maintenance RBdigital Service users please be aware of an upcoming change in RBdigital iOS/iPhone app support which takes effect on the 16th of June 2020. Apple periodically disc

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The Summer Reading Challenge 2020
Monday, 8th June 2020

  The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by the Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to

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Southend Libraries Children's Reading Group!
Thursday, 7th May 2020

Southend Libraries are pleased to share details of our new Children's Reading Group!  Suitable for children aged 8 years and over and their parents, this group will be sharing audiobooks availab

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Applications are now open to become a Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer!
Thursday, 5th March 2020

Become a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer - Applications are now open! Libraries in Southend are looking for volunteers aged 14+ to help keep children reading throughout the summer holidays for the

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eComics from RBDigital launching 1st February 2020!
Friday, 31st January 2020

Southend Libraries are very pleased to be able to offer their customers on-line access to a very wide range of comics and graphic novels from 1st February 2020.  Over 250 titles from leading bra

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Reading Ahead with Southend Libraries
Thursday, 16th January 2020

Reading Ahead with Southend Libraries  Southend Libraries in association with the Reading Agency are pleased to support the Reading Ahead programme for 2020. One in six people struggles to read.

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