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Essex Libraries

Aims and Activities

With 74 static libraries and 10 mobile libraries we reach every area of the county. Libraries are at the heart of your community; you can enjoy reading for pleasure, find information, learn something new, get online, join a book group, get health advice and support, make new friends, bring your baby to a rhymetime, join in with family activities, volunteer, get support with applying for jobs and be part of your community.

Address

E2 Zone 3 County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1LH

Phone

0345 6037628

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Activities

Activities for Children aged 9-11 years

Description Several libraries offer Code Clubs for 9-11 year olds where children can learn about making computer games, animations and websites....

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Activities for Pre-School Children

Description Libraries are venues for regular free activities for pre-school children....

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Book Groups

Description Essex Libraries supports over 700 Book Groups....

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Books on Prescription for Dementia

Description Reading Well Books on prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition....

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Books on Prescription to Support Common Mental Health Conditions

Description Reading Well Books on Prescription is a collection of books that help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing through self-help reading....

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Community Tea and Coffee Time

Description Community Tea and coffee sessions Customers can drop into various Essex libraries for refreshments, a chat and to make new friends....

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Computers and IT support

Description A number of libraries offer computer and IT support....

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Family History

Description All libraries have free access to Find my Past and Ancestry, which provide records for family history research....

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Feel Better Book Group

Description Listen aloud to readings of short stories, poems or extracts from books....

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Health advice

Description A series of regular activities, one off events and promotions with health partners throughout Essex Libraries, to offer advice on health and wellbeing....

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Health and wellbeing booklist

Description A selection of booklists containing advice and support on several health matters and medical conditions for children, parents and adults....

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Home Library Service

Description If you can’t get to the library owing to age, disability or caring responsibilities, you can still use Essex Libraries....

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Job clubs

Description Essex Libraries supports those looking for a job or wanting to develop their skills to find future employment....

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Learning online

Description Libraries provide a range of free online learning opportunities with your library card, from any computer at home or in the library....

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Leisure, Games and Crafts

Description Libraries are venues for regular free leisure, game and craft activities....

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Living well with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease

Description A series of drop in sessions offering help, support and advice for those with dementia and their carers....

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Money Support and Advice

Description Essex Savers, a financial cooperative owned and run by its members for the benefit of its members, hold regular sessions in several libraries across Essex....

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Parent Information Booklists

Description A wide range of booklists on various parenting topics such as autism, bereavement, new experiences, potty training, tantrums and understanding your teenager....

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Reading for pleasure

Description Reading for pleasure can improve wellbeing by reducing stress and anxiety....

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Reading Well for Young People

Description Reading Well for Young People is a booklist chosen by teenagers and health experts....

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Volunteering at a Library

Description Essex Libraries offers a range of volunteering opportunities in locations across the county....

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