It has teased us with its opening date for quite some months . . . and finally the Pays du Mont-Blanc has a new médiathèque to add to its list!
The Médiathèque «Ange Abrate» in Sallanches finally opened its doors to the public on a rainy morning – Saturday 17th March 2018 – with a day of animations for the whole family . . .
The new médiathèque is spacious, with a very open-plan and modern style of architecture. The Section Adulte is located on the ground floor, where you will also find 15 mulitimedia spots, for users to connect to the internet (with their own computers) for free.
Espace Jeunesse & L’Heure du Conte
The Espasse Jeunesse, furnished with beanbags and rugs, and the Salle de l’Heure du Conte are located upstairs (with WC located nearby, very practical!).
Storytime for children takes place on Wednesdays (divided into age groups) and one Saturday per month (for the little ones) in the dedicated Salle de l’Heure du Conte;
Wednesday at 10h15 – for 3 to 4 year olds – 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June and 27th June;
Wednesday at 16h – for children 5+ years – 2nd May, 30th May, 20th; June and 4th July;
Saturday at 10h30 – for tiny ones (18 months to 3 years)- 7th April, 5th May, 9th June and 7th July;
The Médiathèque Ange Abrate also puts on special films/theatre for children . . . there is a special room – La Salle Polyvalente – to host these special events:
Saturday 5th May – Film: «Dessine-moi un mouton» – Salle Polyvalente – 15h30 – duration: 1h50 – film adaptation of the famous literary work by Saint-Exupéry / for children 7+ years / reservations required;
Wednesday 16th May – Moulin à Histoires (Histoires Dites, Re-Dites et Inédites) – by Artisserie Maison qui conte depuis 2007 – Salle de l’Heure du Conte – 15h for children 5+ years – 16h30 for children 3 to 4 years – reservations required;
Wednesday 6th June – Jardin des Tintamarres – Salle Polyvalente – 15h for children 5+ years and 16h30 for children 3 to 4 years – spectacle musical, to discover musical instruments, nursery rhymes and songs (35mins) / followed by two parcours ludiques (20 to 25 mins), allowing the children to play all of the musical instruments / reservations required;
See sallanches.fr for full programme;
L’Espace Image & Son
The section of the médiathèque dedicated to music/cinema is located on the upper floor, next to the Espace Jeunesse.
A little history: Ange Abrate
Ange Abrate, the landscape painter, writer and alpinist, was born in Turin in 1900, but lived and died in his adopted town of Sallanches in 1985 / see here for more details about his life and works;
Monday: 16h30 to 18h45;
Tuesday: 14h30 to 18h45;
Wednesday: 10h to 12h / 14h30 to 18h45;
Friday: 14h30 to 18h45;
Saturday: 10h to 17h;
Thursday & Sunday: SHUT!
Médiathèque Ange Abrate
81 place du Commissaire Chesney,
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 93 95 49;
Parking options: see map below . . . (FREE parking at Parking place du Commissaire Chesney and Parking Centre Sportif du Levaud);