Library opening hours: Monday 2-7pm, Closed Tuesday, Wednesday 2-5pm, Thursday 10-12 and 2-5, Friday closed all day, Saturday 10-1.

Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley LE7 7PS. Opposite Woodfield Road.

0116 237 6162

You can phone to renew books

What's on?

Race night! This year's event will be on Friday 29 September at the Rothley Centre. £2 for adults, £1 for under 18sDoors open at 6.30, first race at 7.15. Bet on your favourite horse and you could win! 

Storytime for Under 5s:  Tuesday 5th and Friday 15th September 9.30-10.15 Everyone’s welcome to come along and enjoy some stories, songs and craft activities with their children. We are always interested to hear from anyone who would like to help with the sessions. 

Summer Reading Challenge

The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge is full on!  The challenge, which people can take part in at Leicestershire Libraries is called Animal Agents, illustrated by award winner Tony Ross. Come in and sign up, you'll get stickers, a folder, lots of stuff, and a special medal if you get to then end. There are craft activities and puzzles in the library too.  Other activities during the holidays will include treasure hunts and competitions.

Library Nights: Tuesday 5 September 7-8pm. Elizabeth Scott on using essential oils. Elizabeth will talk about essential oils covering what they are, the different ways of using them and some of the conditions they may be used to help with.


106 children are signed up so far and 24 have already got their certificates and medals!

Library photo picture quiz to try to solve!

New: Village Trail! For families

Till the end of August:

Trail sheets available in the library (£1) proceeds to Vista.  Can you solve all the clues and get to the end destination! 


Library Nights: Tuesday 5 September 7-8pm. Elizabeth Scott talk about using essential oils. Elizabeth will talk about essential oils, covering what they are, the different ways of using them and some of the conditions they may be used to help with.

Film Talk: 20 September, 7pm. Logan (2017) Taking a look at the latest X-men film that explores the decline of Wolverine through the language of the Western genre. Logan/Wolverine as a gunfighter who has aged and lost his edge as nature and time take their toll on him.

Community Book group: Wednesdays:  7.15pm: Library

All welcome whether or not  you have read the book!!

 30th August: Never Let Me Go by Kazua Ishiguro.

Also:Bring along a book (title, if you haven't got a copy of the book!) by a male crime writer and/or a book by a non British or US writer, that you have enjoyed/would recommend.

 27th September: The Dogs and The Wolves, by  Irene Nemirovsky, 1st November : Vintage by Maxine Linnell,  29th November: book to be decided. 

Creative writing course, with Maxine LinnellStarts on Wednesday 20 September, 9.45-11.45.

Live shows: after the sell-out success of Cloaks, take a look at our next shows. Booking opens soon.

Chess Club:   Play or learn.  Wednesday 23 August, 2 – 5pm

Computer support: Thursday  07 September, 10-12.

Careers advice still available - contact careers@rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk to make an appointment. 

Would you like to volunteer at the library? We're looking for more people to join our team! Contact us here.

Do you have any recent travel guides you don't need? We're trying to extend and update our collection.

Events to come: after the brilliant Race Night last September, the races are coming to the Rothley Centre again, on 29 September. Put the date in your diary. 

You can join us

The library is a Registered Charity, 1163508, and is supported by the Parish Council. We're grateful for the help of the Co-op, the Harry Hames Trust, and the WEA of helping us improve the resources at the library and keep it open. There's still room for more people to take part - we need lots of support, and you can join the group as a member. To see what's happening day-to-day, you can like our Facebook page.

You can also download our app, to have instant access to the Facebook page and the website: https://rothleycommunitylibrary.appsme.com/

All our activities are run by volunteers.

Contact us now!