Coronavirus info: Coronavirus info: it is your choice whether to wear a mask in the library, hand sanitizer is available at the door.

The library is now open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2pm and Thursday and Saturday mornings from 10am. We are also open until 7pm on Wednesday

You can still renew your books online via the Leicestershire Libraries link below:

http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/renew-and-reserve

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.

Public Computers – Booking is essential if you require a specific time and date otherwise attend the library during opening hours to use if not already booked out. 

Facilities

The books in our library are organised into sections on fiction and non-fiction. We have separate sections for crime fiction; large print; audio books; fantasy, western; classics; romance; young adult; teenage and children’s books.

We have a selection of greetings cards available to buy.

We usually have two computers available for library members to use. Access to the internet is FREE  however you will need your library card and PIN to access the computers. You can pre-book sessions on the PCs online on the Leicestershire libraries website or by contacting the library.  If the computers are free and are not booked you can just walk in and use them. Printing to the photocopier/printer is available from the PCs at a small cost.

Our library offers FREE WiFi. Just log in to LCC FREE WiFi.

Photocopier /Printing : We have a ‘pay per print’ printer/photocopier which can copy, scan or print in black and white or colour. Photocopying in the library can be done even if you are not a library member from 25p per copy. Printing from the PC’s in the library or from your own device is 25p per black and white page, 50p per colour. The printing system Papercut also allows you to print from home from your own device as well as in the library. Help is available with this service from the librarians or you can down load the Papercut App to print directly from your computer, phone or tablet.

Sign into the libraries printing service using your library card to set up a Papercut account

https://publicprint.leics.gov.uk/user

Local History: We have a small local history section. Please ask the librarians if you are looking for specific information.

Family History: All Leicestershire libraries offer free access to family history websites. You will need a library card and PIN number to book a session on the computers. Any upcoming Family History Events will be advertised in the ‘NEWS/EVENTS’ section.

Local Information:

We have information about local events and many leaflets about the local area, including bus timetables and  local walks. We also have  plenty of information about local clubs, societies and activites.

Groups/ Activities

Wriggly Readers: This group is new to the library starting in June 2022 and is aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers to enjoy stories and book based activiites in the library. The group runs from 9.15 am until 11am. The group intends to cater for all ages with stories, rhymes and singing for the youngest and aditional craft activities for the older children. As this is a new group the development of it will be guided by those who attend.

Busy Hands and Minds: This group is a combined group for those people wishing to meet up on a regular basis to either learn or develop craft skills or to simply come along for a chat or play games. These sessions are held inside the library on Friday Afternoons.   Come along with your own craft items or come along and find out what projects the group are working on. Some materials can be provided and everyone is keen to help new members learn new skills. If you knit, crochet, sew come along to make new friends and get to know other like-minded people. If you want to join us for a chat or play a game with new or old friends pleas ecome along. A small charge is made for the refreshments provided.

Digital Drop-in. This group was formally called Tea and Tech. As technology advances at a rapid pace many people  find keeping up to speed with changes challenging. The Digital Drop-in sessions offers members of the community a chance to bring along their own devices eg  ipad, tablet, laptop, mobile phone etc and learn how to use them effectively in a relaxed and friendly environment. One to one support is available for specific problems or come along regularly to use your devices to pracice something new. If you want to add the NHS Covid Passport or know how to download new Apps on to your phone or get to grips with using the camera on your phone/ipad/tablet then come and get more out of your device to make life a little easier.

Hiring the Library

Our library is available to hire for local groups at £7 per hour. It is a small venue so is suitable for groups of approximately 15 seated comfortably. We have extra seating and tables if necessary. External toilet and refreshment facilities are available. Please use the contact details if you want more information on prices and a booking form.

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