Christmas and New Years Opening Times

Library Closures

Closed on:

  • Saturday, 24th December
  • Monday, 26th December
  • Wednesday, 28th December, 4:30-7pm (open 2-4:30pm)
  • Saturday, 31st December
  • Monday, 2nd January 2023
  • Wednesday, 4th January, 2023, 4:30-7pm (open 2-4:30pm)

Wriggly Readers

Closed on:

  • Tuesday 20th December
  • Tuesday 27th December
  • Tuesday 3rd January, 2023

Wriggly Readers will reopen on Tuesday 10th January, 2023.

Digital Drop In

Closed on:

  • Wednesday 21st December
  • Wednesday 28th December

Digital Drop in will reopen on Wednesday 4th January, 2023

Busy Hands and Minds

There will be no Busy Hands and Minds on 6th January, 2023

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Winter Craft Fayre

Our winter craft fayre is on the 26th of November at 2:15 to 4:15pm, come on down to get Christmas gifts, bargain pre-loved books or take part in the lucky dip.

Our raffle will be drawn at 3:30pm so there will be time to buy your tickets, tickets can also be bought from the library until then (£1 each) to be in to win a Christmas hamper, local restaurant vouchers or gifts. For more information on the raffle, please see our previous post.

Winter Raffle

Our winter raffle has launched! To be in with a chance to win a prize listed below you can buy tickets from the libary for £1 each or a book of tickets for £5.

The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 26th November 2022 at 3:30pm at the Winter Fayre, Narborough and Littlethorpe Community Library.

The prizes include:

  • Luxury Christmas food & drink hamper with donations from Asda
  • £30 food & drink voucher from Narborough Arms
  • Bottle of champagne & glass flutes
  • Sunday lunch for 2 at Copt Oak pub
  • Handmade Christmas decorations
  • Beauty hamper including products from Next
  • Grooming hamper including products from Next
  • Prosecco, chocolates and Christmas pudding from Tesco Copt Oak
  • Jules winter scarf
  • A gift from Old Inn Littlethorpe
  • Bottle of Port
  • Large candle from Next
  • Sunglasses from Narborough Eyecare
  • A voucher for Paige Lauren Hair at Littlethorpe
  • A gift from Select Convenience Narborough
  • Fish & Chip supper for 2 from Hi-Tide Narborough
  • … Plus more lovely prizes

Thank you to those who have donated prizes and good luck!

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Halloween Book Recommendations

Halloween display of books

For Halloween we have a lovely display of some spooky reads for kids. I’ve also added a few recommendations for adults below.

Witchstorm by Tim Tilley

Will must find the witch’s treasure in order to save his Mother. But someone else is searching for it too, and if the treasure falls in the wrong hands Will could lose his home and his Mother.

Available to lend now

Rules for Vampires by Alex Foulkes

Vampires are bound by the Vampiric Laws. And unfortunately, 11-year-old Leo has just forgotten rule number one . . . The Rules for Vampires don’t tell you what to do when you make a ghostly enemy, or accidentally restart an ancient war. But Leo and her very unusual family are more than up to the job.

Available to lend now

Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins

Nigel became a vampire at fifteen so he hangs out with the Goths and emo kids due to his pale skin and social awkwardness, and constantly battling his embarrassingly overwhelming desire to sink his fangs into Chloe’s neck. Will Nigel ever get his girl?

Available to lend now

We also have Titchy Witch books by Rose Impey and The Wickedest Witch by Katie Dale and Harry Potter books.

And for adults:

The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Most are familiar with the titular story from Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation. The story is of a small town trying to survive as a large flock of violent birds descended on them.

Available to lend now (in the classics section)

The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton

This is a sequel to Ghost Virus (2018). After a woman gives birth to a tentacled monster, DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel’s investigation takes them to the sewers where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you…

Available to lend now

Or you could read something by the king of horror Stephen King. We can order classic novels such as It, The Shining and Misery.

You can check which books are currently in the library at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries