On a certain day in the blue-moon month of September - Bertolt Brecht

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east sussex library and information service

September 2021

Libraries have so much to offer

Eastbourne Library bookshelves

All our libraries are open and back to regular opening hours.  You can now visit a library to browse books, read the newspaper, use a computer, study, research local history or just sit back and unwind.

It’s been lovely welcoming you back over the summer and we thank you for continuing to look after yourselves and each other by wearing a face covering.  

Don’t forget our eLibrary is always available, we have 1000s of newspapers, magazines, comics, audiobooks and of course eBooks.

Keep in touch with the library community on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Take your first digital steps

IT For You

Learn how to use a computer, get online or improve and refresh your skills with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.

We can help with email, staying safe online, NHS online services, job searches and applications, Microsoft Word or simply keeping in touch with family and friends.

No tests, no exams – simply choose the skills you wish to learn.

Available now at Battle, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hampden Park, Hastings and Uckfield libraries, coming soon to Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Rye!

To book your free session or find out more, call 01323 463759.

Reading Group Day

Reading Group

September 14 is National Reading Group Day.  Being in a shared reading group is linked to enhanced relaxation, calmness and quality of life.  It’s a great way of reading more and enjoying books you would never have chosen!

If you are already in a reading group we can help, the Library has over 1000 dedicated book sets for your exclusive use.

Find out more about our Reading Group offer.

If you prefer eReading we have our Online Bookclub, we want all of East Sussex to read the gripping Skin and Bones by Tom Bale, and tell what you thought of it on the Library Facebook page.

Summer Reading Challenge

child with medal

Congratulations to everybody who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge! This summer 4860 children challenged themselves to read six books.

Throughout East Sussex young people have visited the library and participated in writing and illustrating workshops, sing-along stories and encountered talking trees! If you haven’t collected your prizes yet there is still time, just pop in to your local library. 

If you wanted your child to receive their certificate in school, then log in to your library account and fill in the details. Forgot your PIN? You can request a PIN reset here.


Thank you for digging through your cupboards

Reading a book

Thank you to everyone for digging through your cupboards and bringing back long term loans.  We will restart charges for any item overdue on the 22 September.

If you can’t find your books, or don’t know what you have on loan, then please get in touch with us, online, at your local library or by calling 0345 60 80 196.




This month's quote is from Bertolt Brecht's Reminiscence of Marie A. available in Collected Poems.