Book and Plant Sale – May 13th

We are having a preloved book and plant sale outside the library on Saturday, May 13th, 10:15 am – 12:30 pm.

All proceeds will go towards running the library, come along to get a bargain read or a plant to brighten your garden and support your local library.

Date: Saturday, 13th May

Time: 10:15am – 12:30pm

Place: Narborough and Littlethorpe Community Library, 2 Station Road, Narborough, LE19 2HR


Preloved Booksale, April 1st

We are having a booksale on Saturday, April 1st. Come to the library to pick up some preloved books for your shelves. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the running costs of the library.

Preloved Booksale
Venue: Narborough and Littlethorpe Community Library
Date: Saturday, April 1st
Time: 10:15am – 12:30pm

International Women’s Day – What To Read

This years International Women’s Day the theme is #EmbraceEquity, making the world more equitable by recognising that each person has different circumstances and creating the opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. Here are some books we have at the library by female authors about womens experiences.

Girl, Women, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
This book is about feminism. It is about Black women’s place in society and the oppression they face. The characters’ relationships, especially the mother-daughter relationship. Each chapter is divided into three parts, each part from the view of a different character, with the three characters appearing in other stories. When you meet a character in one story, you develop an opinion about them. This opinion changes as you read about their story and learn about their circumstances.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books feature strong female characters from the entertainment industry. Evelyn Hugo was an actress at the height of her fame in the 60s and 70s. She looks back on her life in Hollywood and her marriages. Hugo wrestles with the choices she had to make to protect her career and keep her secret. The book looks at what was expected of women in that era. How women were perceived and how they were treated by Hollywood and the press.

We also have many biograpies available including:

  • Judi Dench – and Furthermore 
  • Julie Andrews – Home Work, A Memoir of my Hollywood Years
  • Alison Hammond – You’ve Got To Laugh
  • Maria Sharapova – Unstoppable My Life So Far

We can order additional books for you from other libaries including:

  • Billie Jean King – All In, The Autobiography of Billie Jean King
  • Alex Scott – How (Not) To Be Strong

And to give younger readers an introduction to the women who shape our world you can order:

I know a woman : the inspiring connections between the women who have shaped our world – Hodges, Kate
Covers 84 pioneering women including scientist Marie Curie to political activist Malala Yousafzai, from feminist author Virginia Woolf to the game-changing Billie Jean King.

Join Our Team!

The library is in need of more volunteers for a variety of roles. If you are looking to get involved in your local community then there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in an area of interest to you.

We are looking for: 

  • A premises officer
  • A jack-or-jill of all trades to carry out minor works in the library and library grounds
  • A few more Trustees
  • An events co-ordinator to join our team for library fundraising events
  • An organiser for our volunteer librarians’ rota
  • More people to join our management team
  • Volunteer librarians to work on Saturdays between 10am – 1pm
  • Someone to move the bookcases on before and after the Busy Hands sessions

Support and training will be provided for all roles.

If you are interested or would like more information you can call into the library to leave you contact details and get an application form, or email us at

Quiz Night (March 2023)

We will be holding another quiz night on March 24th at the Littlethorpe Village Hall.

You must book tickets in advance, they are available from the library at £7 per person, this includes a light supper, bring your own drinks. Teams up to 6 people.

All proceeds from the night will go towards running costs of the library.


  • Date: March 24th, 2023
  • Doors: 6:45pm, quiz to start at 7:15pm
  • Venue: Littlethorpe Village Hall, Biddle Road, LE19 2HE
  • Tickets £7 each, available from the library

New Board Games Group

We are pleased to announce a new board game group at the library starting from Tuesday 21st February, 11am – 1pm, and continuing on alternate Tuesdays.

Games include Scrabble, dominoes and cards. It’s a great opportunity to have some fun, make friends and give your mind a workout! Refreshments will be provided.

The library will also be open as a warm space during this time, you can connect to our WiFi for free or bring a book.

Dates for the board game group:

Tuesday 21st February

Tuesday 7th March

Tuesday 21st March

Tuesday 11th April

Tuesday 24th April

Tuesday 9th May

Tuesday 23rd May

Tuesday 6th June

Tuesday 20th June

Book Recommendations for Football Fanatics

The World Cup is here and we have books for football fanatics.

Learn about your favourite football stars with the Football Superstars series (ages 5+), we have England stars Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, and international players Virgil Van Dijk, Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Or learn about football legends Figo and the Brazilian Ronaldo (ages 8-12).

For aspiring footballers we have The Football Handbook

We also have 2 Football School books, which uses football to teach about maths and science (ages 7-11).

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)

Please note, we are closing at 12 noon on 29th December

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