Carol's retirement, new Librarian and Junior library upgrade
"The junior library has finally had its upgrade, and it was worth the wait! The new bookcases and kinder boxes have already had the seal of approval from the children. The work was only finished on Tuesday when the finishing touches were completed and I am very grateful to Jonathan and Alan from the outdoor staff who went above and beyond the call of duty (you will see what I mean when you call in)."
"I am so pleased that this work has been done before I retire, but it must be remembered that that this upgrade was only possible thanks to the generous donation from the family of the late Mr Timothy Ward Harvie of Canada. Tim was the great Grandson of James Kewley Ward, and I am very glad that the family want to maintain the family links with the Ward Library."
"Congratulations to Gemma Quilliam who has been appointed as the new Librarian. Gemma has already been in helping me get ready for leaving and meeting as many borrowers as possible. Gemma has lots of ideas she wants to introduce, and it will be an exciting new phase for the Library. I know I am leaving the Library in good hands."
My actual retirement day is Wednesday 23rd April, but the ‘girls’ are arranging a leaving do for me on Saturday 19th April; I have just been told to turn up, so I have no idea what they are planning, but if you are passing on Saturday, please call in!
PS don’t worry about last bit if you are away for Easter!"
Free Membership at the Ward Library Since April 2014 joining the Ward Library is free of charge. When your normal renewal date becomes due, existing members will just need to confirm that they wish to renew their membership.
In future any new members will need to produce one form of Identification which must include your current address e.g. driving licence or utility bill.
Young people under 16 years of age will still need the signature of a parent or guardian, and proof of identity.
All you need to start borrowing items from the Ward library is a current Ward Library membership card. This card can only be used to borrow books from the Ward Library. No items can be borrowed without having a current library card. Visitor cards can still be issued.
New members joining online will need to present one form of identification when visiting the library for the first time, before the card can be used.
New users of the computer and Wi-Fi system will still need to fill in the registration form to use the Library computers and /or Wi-Fi.
Our "Book reviews etc" page has been relaunched with reviews of Manx books and CDs by Valerie Caine. If you'd like to contribute to this page please contact the library or email@example.com.
Films in Peel have very kindly donated over 60 DVDs to the Library for borrowers to take out on loan. These are some of the films shown at the Centenary Centre on film nights. They can be borrowed on receipt of a £2 deposit per DVD, and can be borrowed for one week. The deposit is refundable, unless the DVD is overdue.
The Library is very grateful to Films in Peel for this donation and for arranging the hand over of the Films and Mr Ray Harmer Chairman of the Commissioners who accepted them on behalf of the Library.
Don't forget you can renew your books online.
The popular Book Sale is still continuing, what started as a temporary sale seems to have become a permanent fixture; there are plenty of bargain books on offer, suitable for all ages.