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Guille-Alles extends opening hours for Late Night Library

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THE Guille-Alles Library is extending its opening hours.

The Guille-Alles Library is extending its opening hours as part of its Late Night Library campaign. (25842192)

From 1 October, it will stay open until 9pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as part of its Late Night Library campaign.

It is the first increase in library opening hours in decades.

Adam Bayfield, head of marketing, said: ‘As the nights start drawing in, now seems like the perfect time for the library to start staying open later.

‘We hope people will appreciate the opportunity to borrow and return books outside regular working hours, as well as using the building as a community and social space for reading, playing board games and video games, doing jigsaw puzzles, and all sorts of other activities that help boost health and wellbeing.

‘We also see Late Night Library as a great way to improve our offering for students, who until now have had minimal access outside school or office hours. If you’re studying for school exams, accountancy exams, or any other qualification, come and make use of our quiet study space, our WiFi, and our coffee machine.’

To help launch the campaign, the library will be offering free tea and coffee for the first month of Late Night Library, and it is also running a competition – everyone who uses their library card to borrow a book during evenings in October will be entered into a prize draw to win a brand new Kindle Fire.

Mr Bayfield said: ‘As well as improving our own service, Late Night Library is also an opportunity for other organisations and charities to make use of the building. If you run an organisation and you’re looking for a venue for an evening club or drop-in, we’d love to hear from you.’

One such organisation is Healthy Minds, the States of Guernsey’s mental health primary care service. Members of the Healthy Minds team will be on hand at the library on Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 October from 5pm to 7pm to mark World Mental Health Day.

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Islanders are free to pop by and ask questions or find out more about the service.

The library will also hold frequent events of its own during evening openings. Events already planned include Lego nights for families, Living History tours, a monthly workshop for creative writers, a Quiet Hour aimed at children and adults with autism, and regular IT classes – the first of these is a workshop on password security during Get Online Week on Tuesday 15 October.

  • Find out more about all these events and services at www.library.gg. If your organisation would like to make use of the library space, call 720392 or email ga@library.gg.
Nick Mann

By Nick Mann

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