Getting Silly for Summer

Have you met the Silly Squad yet and started the Summer Reading Challenge? Leicestershire Libraries have increased the number of titles available to borrow from  Borrow Box so there are even more copies available to borrow.

Take a look at what’s on offer here . Click on the logo now index

The Boy who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd is just one great story available to read or listen to as an audio book. Don’t forget to check out the Summer Reading Challenge and Leicestershire Libraries Facebook pages for more news and videos.

Join the Silly Squad

Join the Digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020 now.

Why not make this the Silliest Summer yet and join in the fun , discover awesome books to read, play games and earn badges.

It’s easy to do:  Go on to the website and click on the link to join the challenge

You will recieve a confirmation email from the address so look out for it and check your junk mail if necessary.

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Look out for the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page which will have lots of fantastic videos from authors and ambassadors.

Calling all Bookworms…..

As we try to get ready for the reopening of the Library we would like to have some fun materials to display. If you have read a good book during lockdown that you have really enjoyed why not tell us about it…. Draw a picture  of your favourite characters, tell us  why you liked it so much or how about re-creating a favourite scene by dressing up as the character and taking a photo for us to display. You could even get your family involved too by re-creating a scene. Most of all have fun and share  your good stories with us.  Dont forget to include your name and contact details. harry potter

Book Returns Date Extended

If you still have a library book don’t worry as the returns date has been extended until July 6th. If this has to be extended further  we will let you know.  The library book drop is being emptied regularly so if your daily walk takes you near to the library you can drop them off there. UK_AOP_Leicestershire_March_LBUse your library membership card to use BorrowBox to download books from your favourite author or why not try something new.

Be Positive

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How about getting invoved by spreaing a little happiness to those children both young and not so young  who find themselves  with time on their hands but still may go out for a walk, leave a picture in your window to continue the  mass i Spy.

Last week was Rainbows and we spotted lots around the villages.

This week 30th March – Sunshine

Next week  6th April – Easter pictures

13th April – Animals

20th April -Flowers

27th April- Happy Faces ( we hope so)


How to use e-Books, e-Audiobooks,e-Magazines and e-Newspapers

Quick Guide to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers

What Digital Library Services are Available?

Leicestershire’s digital library service provides library members with access to thousands of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers. These can be accessed two ways:

·      Using the free BorrowBox, RBdigital & PressReader apps on a smartphone or tablet

·      Using an internet browser on a desktop PC, MAC or laptop

All digital titles are free and there are no overdue charges. Leicestershire Libraries subscribe to three platforms, BorrowBox, RBdigital and PressReader, each platform provides access to different types of content:


Digital formats include a range of functionality so people can personal their experience, including choosing font size, playback speed and enabling translation and voice-overs.

How do I Access Digital Library Services?

To start using any of the services visit the digital library webpage which gives step by step instructions on getting started.

You must be a member of the library to access the digital library services, if you are not already a member you can join online to start using BorrowBox, RBdigital and PressReader straight away.

To login to BorrowBox, RBdigital and PressReader you will need your library card number/ online joiner number and your four-digit PIN. If you have forgotten your PIN you can reset it by visiting our online catalogue, selecting ‘log in’ in the top right corner and choosing ‘forgot my PIN’. However, this only works if we have your up to date email address on record, if it doesn’t work please contact and we will send you a PIN via email.

How do eBooks & eAudiobooks work?

eBook and eAudiobook titles are purchased individually in the same way as physical books. Most eBooks and eAudiobooks can only be borrowed by one person at a time due to licensing restrictions. LCC buy multiple copies of some popular titles that have been reserved by several people to reduce the waiting time for in-demand titles. Some popular titles and authors are not available to borrow digitally from public libraries, this is due to restrictions put in place by publishers.

·      Borrow up to 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks from BorrowBox and 10 eAudiobooks from RBdigital at a time.

·      Borrow titles for up to 3 weeks, return titles when you have finished reading them or renew titles to borrow for longer.

·      Titles automatically expire at the end of the loan period so there are never any fines.

·      If an eBook or eAudiobook is currently on loan then you can reserve it, you will be added to a queue and the title will be added to your account when it becomes available.

·      BorrowBox and RBdigital are not compatible with Kindle eReaders due to Amazon restrictions, however the BorrowBox and RBdigital apps can be downloaded to Kindle Fire devices and eReaders.

Visit the digital library webpage to get started

How do eNewspapers & eMagazines work?

eMagazines can be checked out from RBdigital and PressReader.

eNewspapers can be checked out from PressReader.

eMagazines and eNewspapers can be checked out for as long as you like, just delete them from your account when you have finished reading them. There is no limit to the number of titles you can checkout at a time.

·      RBdigital provides access to popular titles including Hello! Magazine, Radio Times and New Scientist.

·      PressReader provides access to thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and the Leicester Mercury.

·      Titles can either be read online via a web browser or downloaded via the RBdigital or PressReader apps to be read offline.

Visit the digital library webpage to get started

More Information & Help

More information is available at the below websites:

·      BorrowBox help page – you must login using a Leicestershire library card number and PIN to see the help page

·      RBdigital Help Page

·      PressReader Help Centre


If your query has not been covered by these FAQs, please contact us on 0116 305 2695 or email us at


Latest News – Library Closure

As from March 18th the Library will be closed until further notice.

Leicestershire County Council have advised that all Community Managed Libraries (CML’s) should close. We have  followed their advice.

All book loans are extended to May 1st  but you can renew your books online via the Leicestershire Libraries ( The following libraries remain open for the time being:  Coalville, Loughborough, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Wigston Magna and Oadby.

 As a member of our library you can use Leicestershire Libraries BorrowBox ebooks scheme. It is FREE and you can borrow ( download) up to 10 books at a time for up to 3 weeks all you need to do is download the BorrowBox App and use your library card and pin number. Through BorrowBox you can also download Audio e-Books, e-magazines and e-Newspapers so why not give it a go.