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Get wild this summer at Thurrock libraries

4 August 2021
Special nature-themed events are being held in Thurrock libraries this summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge.
This year's theme, 'Wild World Heroes', is a collaboration between The Reading Agency and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) showcasing nature and action for the environment.

Reading Friends comes to Thurrock

3 February 2021
Library users in Thurrock can benefit from a nationwide scheme aimed at tackling loneliness by starting conversations through reading.
Reading Friends launches in Thurrock on Wednesday 3 February to reconnect adults, including readers and non-readers, with others and make new friends.
Online groups will meet weekly on Tuesdays or Saturdays and an online parents group will be held fortnightly on Wednesdays. The online groups will eventually expand to take place in borough libraries once government guidance permits this.

Essex Book Festival returns to Thurrock

6 February 2020
Join Thurrock libraries and celebrate our literary stars at this year's Essex Book Festival.
From Friday 28 February to Tuesday 31 March, more than 100 events featuring 300 writers and artists will be held in more than 45 venues across Essex as part of the annual festival. Thurrock will host 3 events, in Grays, Corringham and South Ockendon.