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Library news

June 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of your library newsletter.


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Plan your holiday with our eMagazines

Lonley Planet

If you're planning a holiday this summer we have the perfect eMagazine to help you find those hidden gems and must visit attractions.


The Lonely Planet Traveller is a monthly eMagazine.

Inside you'll find topical ideas for easy inspirational weekend breaks and more adventurous experiences to try out, helped by the insider knowledge of Lonely Planet's many experts around the world.


Once logged in you can also access the previous editions of the eMagazine and by using the article search option you can search all issues for your destination. Just type in where you are visiting, and it will produce a list of the articles in all of the editions of the eMagazine which will help you to quickly find some great tips for your next trip away.

Visit the library to Beat the Street


Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across East Sussex this summer as the county is transformed into a giant walking and cycling game.


Running from the 7 June to the 26 July, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge which will turn East Sussex into a massive game where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their local area on foot or by bicycle.


More than 400 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear across the county. Players can pick up their own Beat the Street card and map at any East Sussex library and swipe as many Beat Boxes as possible to receive points and win prizes.


Teams across East Sussex will be competing against each other to see who can travel the furthest and win thousands of pounds’ worth of prizes. Players can create their own teams with their friends or colleagues or register to join existing team or school to be in with a chance to win big prizes which will be announced in the next few weeks.

Volunteer and help children learn to code

Code Club

Code Clubs are starting at Bexhill, Eastbourne and Hastings this September!


As part of our Advantage East Sussex project which we told you about in April, we are bringing Code Clubs to some of our libraries, aiming to teach primary school aged children how to code and we need your help.


 We are looking for volunteers to run our after school Coding Clubs. Are you interested in coding?  Are you looking to gain experience working with children? Would you like to run a Code Club for primary aged children?  Are you available to volunteer for two hours a week after school from September?


No knowledge of coding is required, just an interest to learn, as full training and support will be given. For more information and to register your interest please  email 

More information about how children can sign up and take part will be available soon.

A book I have loved

Little Mercies

Emily, who works in our Hollington library, reviews Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf this month:


“I have been listening to a lot of eAudiobooks from the East Sussex eLibrary using the Overdrive app which is great whilst travelling but sometimes it is nice to just sit down with a book in my hand and get lost.


I picked this book up and the blurb spoke out to me. I was hooked from the start.


The story follows a dual narrative. Ellen is a Social worker, mum of three and a wife. Jenny is a ten year old girl with a troubled background and lives with her father who flits from job to job. We follow Ellen as she makes a mistake that changes the life of her whole family causing her to question whether she will lose all she holds dear. Jenny gets separated from her father and goes on a journey to find herself and her family.


I love the way the link between them is revealed, surprising you with the sudden connection.

It was an evocative story about family, responsibility and the failings and successes of the justice system. This story will get into the hearts of any parent.”


Reserve Little Mercies and pick it up from any East Sussex library.

New DVDs out this May


With some of the most talked about films of the year being released on DVD this month, why not borrow a DVD from one of our libraries?

  • Lion –which gave Dev Patel a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Jackie – A biopic about life after the death of Jackie Kennedy’s husband, this film was nominated for 3 Oscars in 2017.
  • Manchester by the Sea – which saw Casey Affleck win BestAactor at the Oscars.
  • La La Land –winning 6 Oscars in 2017, and providing us with possibly the most talked about moment of the Oscars when the film was wrongly announced as the winner of the Best Picture award.

DVDs can be borrowed from as little as £2, and from £3.50 for the latest releases.