A Song For Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

Every once in a while there is a full consensus of opinion at a Reading Group and, I’m pleased to record, this was the case when the Bury group discussed A Song For Issy Bradley by Carys Bray. This is a fabulous story that examines one family’s dynamics in the face of a huge tragedy; testing their faith in the Mormon religion and their abilities to love, support and forgive one another in the aftermath of a devastating loss. … More A Song For Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

Perfect Daughter by Amanda Prowse

‘I really loved this book, it is a very simple idea, looking at a typical family where Jacks (the main character) spends her days running herself ragged looking after her family including her mother, who is suffering from dementia. However, it carefully unravels secrets from the past, hidden yearnings and unfulfilled ambitions, and how these impact on others.’ Dawn … More Perfect Daughter by Amanda Prowse

Library Love for National Libraries Day 2016

It was heartening to see so many people come and celebrate with us in spite of the rain. Lots of badge makers had double the fun at Bury Library by joining the papercraft session too and transforming pre-loved books into hedgehogs, fairy castles and owls. Our Radcliffe and Tottington LEGO builders excelled themselves with book themed creations and folks dropped into Brandlesholme Library to make bookmarks. Whitefield had a knitting demonstration, a fantastic story time and of course, the debate. Many other branches created beautiful displays and the comments from the walls of love are still coming in. … More Library Love for National Libraries Day 2016