There are more than just books at Merton libraries

Residents are playing their triple word score at Morden library as the Scrabble revival takes a hold across the borough.

Keen scrabble player Joyce Addy approached Morden Library’s manager about starting a club a year ago when she had no one to play with at home. Now she comes every Monday and has watched the club grow. It currently has 15 members.

The Scrabble Club at Morden library is just one of the activities that people over the age of 50 can take part in at local libraries. It is never too late to catch up with the new technologies and that is why Pollards Hill library runs computer skills workshops every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, available to all residents.

There are also many reading groups that meet on a regular basis and coffee and discussion mornings, an excellent opportunity to chat and meet new people.

Merton libraries go further and their books come in every shape and format, as talking and large print books are now available in all libraries across the borough.

Councillor Maurice Groves, Cabinet Member for Community Services, says: “Merton Council is encouraging everyone to call their local library and see what they have available. There is an exciting range of events for all library members and those who have reached the magic 50 number have many activities designed specifically for them.”

Anyone interested in taking part can go to for more information or drop into one of the libraries.