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Community Library Partnerships are libraries in the Somerset network that are now being managed and run by a community partner such as a charitable trust or Parish/Town Council in collaboration with Somerset Council.

Some of these libraries are solely operated by volunteers recruited from the local community, some are hybrid models that are operated by a combination of volunteers and Somerset Council library staff, and others are fully staffed operations.

Community Libraries offer the same range of library services as those solely operated by Somerset Council. Further development – such as increased events & activities, community engagement and promotion – is a key goal of each partnership.

Community Libraries list

This is a current list of Community Libraries in Somerset:

  • Bishops Lydeard
  • Bruton
  • Castle Cary
  • Milborne Port
  • Nether Stowey
  • North Petherton
  • Porlock
  • Priorswood
  • Somerton
  • South Petherton
  • Street
  • Watchet
  • Wiveliscombe

Contact your Community Library for more information, or if you’d like to be involved.

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Last reviewed: April 13, 2023 by Neil

Next review due: October 13, 2023

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