MAY is one of my favourite months as spring has truly arrived and there are a lot of birthdays in our family, including my teenage niece.

However, when I am looking for a present for her this is well outside of my comfort zone.

Surprisingly she is not interested in beer, walking, skittles or large history tomes, so I was intrigued to be able to send her a cake in a card.

You can now send a card through the post inlaid with two pieces of sponge and an accompanying face pack.

She loved it but as I sink or perhaps bound into middle age I have to admit I have trouble keeping up with every trend and development. Snapchat, Instagram, Coding Clubs, finger piercing instead of engagement rings – some or all of these mystify me, but times change and indeed we have had some additions to stock at the library which I have not come across before.

Those of you with children will be familiar with coding and our latest additions to stock are called Micro:bits.

Micro:bits are mini computers which use coding to help with lots of fun tasks.

I will be intrigued to see how these Micro:bits work when we have a coding session at the library on Saturday, May 26 between 3-4 pm.

Another area of technology which I am only just getting into is apps.

At half term we will be having a ‘Music Apps for Music Makers’ session on Tuesday, May 29 between 10.30-11.30 am.

Here you can find out how to make tunes with iPads and share your musical creations.

I would be tempted to join in but this is for children from 11-16. Smaller children who like music can indulge in ‘Musical Tales’ on Wednesday, May 30 from 2-3pm.

Meanwhile we have had lots of lovely new books arrive.

As well as offering a wide range of printed reading material we now have eBooks and eMagazines available through the Wiltshire Libraries webpages.

I am hooked on these, even though I never thought I would be and titles include The Economist, New Scientist and the BBC History and Countryfile magazines.

However, I still relish a good book and recently I have thoroughly enjoyed both Kit De Waal’s latest novel ‘The Trick to Time’ and ‘Worth Dying for : the power and politics of flags’ by Tim Marshall.

The library reading group were intrigued by The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

An author outside my comfort zone I can cope with but finger piercing – never!