Congratulations to all of the children who completed the Challenge of reading six books during the summer holidays. Children attending Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham and Teversham Primary Schools received their medals and certificates at school. Claire Daunton, County Councillor, presented certificates in the Library to the children not attending the local schools, and to our young volunteers who listened to the children talking about their books. Thank you to everyone.
Author Talk - Sir Nick Young
Nicholas Young’s career began in one of London’s ‘Magic Circle’ law firms as a corporate lawyer. After moving to Suffolk, he discovered his vocation as a charity worker and worked for Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire, as Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, and as the Chief Executive of the British Red Cross before stepping down in 2014.
This memoir is a candid account of Nick’s thirteen years with the British Red Cross. He shares the moments of fulfilment, strain, relief and humour as the charity entered the 2000’s.
Refreshments will be available after the talk.
Free entry but we welcome donations to support this event.
Fulbourn Feast - Sunday 25 June 2023 Thank you to everyone who supported us at The Feast. We had a successful day, albeit it a little warm and windy!
Thank you also to the organisers of this event who give up a lot of their time to make it happen and who have to work really hard on the actual day.
Author Talk by Sophie Hannah "Agatha, Poirot & Me"
On 16 March 2023 we were delighted to host another author talk by Sophie Hannah; her previous one having taken place in 2012. Sophie's first Hercule Poirot novel, of 4 so far, was published in 2014 at the request of the Agatha Christie estate and with their full approval. How this came about was the main topic of Sophie’s laughter filled presentation, and will not be explained here. You had to be there!
The audience were also teased with the opening premise of her latest thriller ‘The Couple at the Table’ and were also intrigued to hear that a musical, ‘The Mystery of Mr E’, for which Sophie wrote both script and song lyrics, is being made into a film. The fifth Poirot book, ‘Poirot’s Silent Night’, and the film are being released in the autumn.
Sophie spoke for nearly an hour, answered questions then sold and signed copies of her books whilst refreshments were served to the audience. She sold her books to lucky purchasers “at a rate to outsell Jeff Bezos!”
Sophie was awarded a huge round of applause from the audience and presented with a bouquet of flowers.
Reading Well books
As part of their commitment to support local community and raise awareness of mental health, Cambridgeshire Libraries has gifted sets of Reading Well books to local communities, including Fulbourn Village Library. Thereare 3collections to suit different community groups and organizations, includingReading Well for Mental Healthforadult readers, Shelf Help for young people’s mental health,and Reading Well for Children. The books are available to borrow and displayed on the small yellow trolley in the Library. Please click on the links below to see the available titles: 30 titles fromthe Reading Well for Mental Health collection for adult readers 21 titles from the Shelf Help collection for young people 31 titles fromReading Well for Childrencollection
Cambridgeshire Libraries still have many online resources you can access
For your exercise around Fulbourn - click on the picture to download the content.
Fulbourn Parish Council have congratulated the Library volunteers for their continued hard work making this community facility such an asset to the village.
What our customers have said about us
Fantastic free resource! My husband and I read a lot so having access to not just the books in Fulbourn Library but the entire county catalogue is an absolute godsend. It means that we can read any newly published titles in hardback,as soon as they appear, without paying huge sums of money. It is a superb resource. The staff in our village library are also extremely friendly and helpful.
Thank you very much to all the volunteers. We love our village library and appreciate all you do.
Love the library - very much.
Thanks for all your hard work in creating such a wonderful space! My daughter loves the library so much.
This is the nicest place in the village!
Fulbourn Village Library is supported by: Cambridgeshire County Council Fulbourn Parish Council