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Library notices

Saturday 25 May to Saturday 1 June – Library activities for May half-term, including Elmer Day celebrations, stories and activities.

Monday 27 May – all Thurrock libraries will be closed for the spring bank holiday.

Saturday 8 June - Grays Library will be extending its opening hours until 5pm to join in the Pride Celebrations.

Saturday 8 June - Grays Library is hosting a special Pride-themed Corner Story ("Twas the night before Pride") and craft session making heart garlands - 10.30am to 11.30am.  

Monday 10 June – Tour of the Solar System at Grays Library.

e-books, e-audio and magazines online

BorrowBox by Bolinda Digital has a wide range of e-books and audiobooks for adults and children to download for free.

You can check out up to 7 titles from their collection of e-books and e-audio, in addition to the 14 physical items you can borrow on your library card.

The lending period can vary from title to title, the maximum being 21 days.

If you have items on loan or reserved using a temporary library card and exchange the card for a permanent one, you will need to sign-in to BorrowBox with the new card and request the items again.

BorrowBox also has a selection of magazines you can access online.

BorrowBox Library app

Download the BorrowBox Library app to your mobile device and select 'Essex' libraries: