We have everything you would expect to find in a local library: information, recreation, education and culture. We aim to provide a service which reflects the needs of the local community, to promote literacy generally and to be a welcoming place in the Community.
Borrow books from and return books to Dorset County Library stock.
Order and collect books ordered from Dorset Country Library stock at CLiP.
Talking books and large print books:
Available from the Dorset County Library through the reservation service. Reserve books to be delivered to Puddletown library or renew books by logging in using your library membership card.
Free Loan Books, DVDs and Jigsaws:
For more information on Free Loan, see the Forms section.
Use of Dorset County Library Computers
Hot Drinks (donation encouraged)
Our lively and vibrant book group.Puddletown Bookworms has been meeting one evening a month for the past five years, in the library. We discuss an eclectic range of books chosen by the group and exchange views, recent good reads, films and literary gossip over a cuppa. For more information - contact Rosie Wyndham on 01305 849277.
Our New afternoon book group - would you like to join an afternoon Book Club to discuss and chat about chosen books? Due to the success of Puddletown Bookworms we have a new book club at the library. If you are interested, please leave your details at the library or phone Rosie Wyndham 01305 849277.
Story time and Rhyme time at the library:
The Puddletown Pumpkins meet in Puddletown village hall between 10 am – 12 noon on Thursdays (during term time). Volunteers open the library between 10.15am and 11.15am solely for the use of the mothers & toddlers. Story time & rhyme time takes place in the library at approximately 10.45am depending on other mother & toddler activities in the village hall.
Learn to Read with Read Easy (Dorchester & Weymouth):
The community library in Puddletown provides a venue for one-to-one help for people who find reading difficult. If you know someone who wants to learn to read or if you can read and would like to teach someone else (no experience needed) Please visit www.readeasy.org.uk phone 01386 700883 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Library Service:
Dorset County Council can provide a free library service for the housebound, those living in nursing homes or sheltered housing. You can request a specific book or subject, also Large print books are available as well as talking books for the visually impaired. Phone 01305 225000 or Email: email@example.com
Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team at Puddletown library on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3pm – 3.30pm:
|Monday||3pm - 5.00pm|
|Wednesday||3pm - 5.00pm|
|Friday||3pm - 5.00pm|
|Saturday||10am - Noon|
**Open Thursday 10.15am - 11.15am for Mothers & Toddlers (term time only). Closed to general public**
The Library will be closed Bank Holidays and over holiday periods. For 2019 holidays when the library will be closed, see below:
19th April - Good Friday
20th April Easter Saturday
22nd April - Easter Monday
6th May - Bank Holiday
27th May - Spring Bank Holdiay
26th August - Bank Holiday
23rd December to 1st January inclusive
Puddletown Community Library
Puddletown Village Hall
01305 848506 (during library hours)
Or pop in during library hours
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