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Online Library services & offerings

The libraries may be closed but Oxfordshire Libraries still has so much to offer. From music streaming to eBooks to extensive reference tools, all free with your library card!

You can even find online Rhymetime on the Oxfodshire Libraries Facebook Page! read more for details

So many of us just use our library cards to go to the library and borrow actual books. Some may reserve books online but are you aware how much is on offer online from the library service?

All you need is your library card number and pin number – if you have forgotten either of these you can request them online. Once you have them you can access many things including eBooks, Audiobooks to listen too on your phone/other device, music streaming covering many genres, newspapers & magazines online, online reference tools including encyclopaedias and dictionaries, and more.

Find it all here at the new Oxfordshire Libraries website.

For more fun also check out the Oxfordshire Libraries Facebook page where you will find updates, competitions, poems, even rhymetimes and storytimes online.

April News & Events – Updated

**** ALL APRIL EVENTS HAVE NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCREASED PRECAUTIONS/SOCIAL DISTANCING DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK ***

April Coffee Talk – CANCELLED!

Unfortunately this talk will no longer be taking place due to the ongoing spread of the Corona virus Covid-19. We will keep you posted regarding future talks.

Come join us on Wednesday 1st April to hear music writer and lecturer Paul Campion talk about the history of the Proms.

Coffee will be served from 10.30 am the talk will begin at 11am.

The talk is free but donations are always welcome.

March events for very young children

Update: Storytime on Wednesday 18th March has been cancelled due to the ongoing spread of the Corona virus Covid-19.

Join us on Monday 9th March for our monthly Rhyme Time session which is aimed at very young children (pre-school) including babies.

On Wednesday 18th March it is Storytime – come and hear a story!

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please see image for details.

These sessions are free but donations are always welcome.

March Author Talk

Come join us on Wednesday 4th March to hear Ann Granger talk about becoming a crime writer and how the crime writing genre has developed and changed over time.

Ann Granger is a British crime writer who has published over 30 crime novels.

Coffee will be served from 10.30 am the talk will begin at 11am.

The talk is free but donations are always welcome.

February Rhyme time

Join us on Monday 10th February for our monthly Rhyme Time session which is aimed at very young children (pre-school) including babies.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please see image for details.

These sessions are free but donations are always welcome.

Half Term Author Event!

Do come join us on the 19th February when Jackie Holderness will be reading her delightful story “The Princess who Hid in a Tree”.

Tickets are available from the library and are FREE. Spaces are limited and tickets are essential (no entry without tickets).

All Children, with a parent/carer, are welcome, and the event is free. See image for further details.

Our “Best Reads” of 2019

Every December Kennington Library’s monthly author/coffee talk slot is devoted to discussing the books that those present have enjoyed that year.

In 2019 the books discussed, by Kennington Library readers and friends, were very varied covering fiction and non fiction from different eras, countries and perspectives.

Click here to download our shortlist of our ‘best reads’ of 2019

We hope you enjoy these books as much as we have!

Just a few of our recommended reads, see the full list for many more.

February News & Events

Quiz Night! Saturday 29th February

Join us on Saturday 29th February for a fun evening of quizzing.

Buy a ticket for yourself or organise a team of 6. The quiz covers a very wide range of topics so there is something for everyone.

Tickets are £10 and include food and a glass of wine. Tickets are available from the library and this event has sold out in previous years so get them soon!

“But I am not very good at quizzing…” It doesn’t matter! It is still fun, and just one right answer that no-one else on your team knows can make all the difference! Do come along.