Calibre Audio Library

Linslade Guides 4th group visit

We had some special guests this week at Calibre - the Linslade Guides 4th group. They were visiting our library as part of their Disability...

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Support Your Local Bookshop

Acelebration of independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland takes place this week as part of the Books Are My Bag campaign. Nationwide there...

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Great Dads

Great Dads

With Father's Day approaching we have some book recommendations for you. Ever since Lizzie lost her Mum, her Dad has been acting very strangely....

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New Books

New Books: May/June 2016

Pugs of the Frozen North

We have 3 great titles added in June:

Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories is a great selection by Terry Pratchett

617346 The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie is a sparkling fantasy adventure. Young Daniel Holmes first stumbles into the Nowhere Emporium as he’s running from a couple of the bullies from the children’s home where he lives. He’s fascinated – and who wouldn’t be – the shop is a cave of wonders, stacked from floor to ceiling with beautiful objects.

Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre is great fun! With a little luck and a pack of pugs, anything is paws-ible!   When True Winter comes, it’s time for the Great Northern Race! The best sled teams in the world must reach a mysterious man called the Snowfather.

We also added 6 exciting new titles in May:

617334 The Bolds by Julian Clary is the story of a family of hyenas, living as humans

617328 Facing the Demon Headmaster and 617329 Beware of the Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross - two of the series of books later adapted as a tv series and featuring Calibre narrator Terrence Hardiman in the starring role.

617332 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is creepy and full of suspense

617337 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe is a swashbuckling adventure of high jinks on the high seas

617338 Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis is about survival and love in a wild place.

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Online Joining available now

For new Young Calibre members we are delighted to introduce the option of joining instantly online. Click on "Join Now" and you will be guided through the process of collecting your details, choosing your media and making reading choices. Eligible under 16's with sight problems, dyslexia or other print-related disabilities can borrow our audio books for a one-off £20 joining fee.

The online joining process is set up to enable a parent, teacher or other professional to apply on behalf of a young member.

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