It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold - Charles Dickens

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east sussex library and information service

March 2021

Libraries to reopen in April

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We expect to reopen all our 17 libraries in April for browsing and non-essential computer use, in line with Government guidance, and we’ll give you full details in the next newsletter.

Remember you can reserve books or use our Select and Collect service and pick them up from the front entrance of your nearest library.

We also have computers available for essential use - such as universal credit application and internet banking – that you can book in advance.

And of course, our eLibrary featuring a wealth of newspapers; magazines; books and audiobooks, is open 24 hours a day.

More information about library services, opening hours and restrictions, is available on our website or by calling 0345 60 80 196.

British Science Week

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British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Enter our competition for kids to design a chain-reaction machine, the first prize is a family ticket to Herstmonceaux Science Centre.

Visit our Science Week webpage for more information and join us on Facebook for daily science challenges.


The East Sussex Children’s Book Club

Children's book club

We have found some great new reads for you to enjoy and share with your children and grandchildren.  The East Sussex Children’s Book Club (#ESCBC21) is an opportunity to encourage children to read and share stories during this period of lockdowns and restrictions.

The books have adventures, mysteries, fantasies, beasts and baddies. 

All the books are available on Libby, our eBook platform, or they can be reserved by calling

0345 60 80 196.


Author Q&A

Wranglestone Book cover

Our Bookclub choice this month is Wranglestone by Darren Charlton.

A Gripping and poetic LGBTQ+ story of a post-apocalyptic America – Waterstones

We are giving you the opportunity to ask Darren questions that he can answer in an online film hosted on our website. 

If you have a question for him about his art, his creative process or his inspirations; just use the contact form on our Bookclub page.

Let us know if you would like to be mentioned – first name or nickname only of course.

Questions must be submitted by Tuesday 16th March.

Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book yet, it’s still available from Libby during March, with no waitlists and no holds.

eNewspapers and eMagazines

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Stay informed with unlimited access to the UK’s leading daily newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Daily Mail.  PressReader also provides access to over two thousand magazines and periodicals, including BBC Good Food, Simply Crochet and Practical Fishkeeping.

Full instructions on how to download eNewspapers and eMagazines from PressReader.