When the December moon is bright - May Sarton

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east sussex library and information service

December 2020

Libraries Reopening


From Thursday we are reopening all our 17 libraries.  Find the library opening times here.

You can visit the library to browse books, or if you prefer, we have a Reservation or Select and Collect service, where you can collect your books from the entrance.

To make use of the computers in our libraries please book online or by calling 0345 60 80 190.

So that we can do all these things safely customers entering the building will need to provide NHS Test and Trace information, wear a face covering - unless exempt - and use hand sanitiser.

Winter Mini Challenge

Winter Mini Challenge

Everyone Is A Hero with the Mini Winter Challenge!

The Winter Mini Challenge, delivered by The Reading Agency encourages children to keep up their reading habits over the winter holidays, with a free-to-access website (available all year round).

Children can visit the Winter Mini Challenge website, start rating and reviewing their books, enjoying fun online activities and an exciting competition.

To take part, children simply set themselves a reading goal (three books recommended) and then read any books of their choice. You can find plenty of great books by searching the library catalogue.  Every time they finish a book, they add it to their Challenge website profile and leave a short book review.

Reaching their online reading goal will unlock a virtual badge and a special Everyone Is A Hero certificate to print off and keep!

The Winter Mini Challenge starts 1st  December 2020 and finishes on the 15th January 2021.

Job Pod

Online Interview

Do you need a quiet and professional space to be interviewed in?

Have you been offered an online job interview? East Sussex Libraries can help. 

You can now book a fully equipped Covid secure private space for remote interviews at Eastbourne and Hastings libraries.

You’ll get all the technical support you need and time to prepare, all in a private and professional setting.

And the service is of course contactless with all equipment and surfaces cleaned between uses.

To find out more or book your place call us on

01323 463759

or contact us online.

Look after yourself and those around you this winter

Christmas Socks

This year the festive period will be very different from previous years.  This year more than ever it is important that you look after yourself.  There are some great guides and support to help you with this on our Adult Wellbeing Box Page.

You’ll find recipes so you can eat heartily and still eat well and some fantastic mocktails so you can celebrate in style.

Need inspiration for those winter Tier Two days, stuck indoors with the family? Take a look on the Family Wellbeing Box Page for loads of ideas that don’t take long to set up and best of all are free to play!

Don’t forget that you can also borrow eMagazines for free for some Christmassy craft ideas or festive food inspiration.