The next under-5s story time is on  Friday 19th January  9.30-10.15am.

The under 5’s story session, which was planned for the 2nd January 2018, will not now be able to go ahead unfortunately. Sessions will continue as normal after that though. The normal pattern is the first Tuesday and the third Friday of the month.

These sessions are popular with parents, carers and children, with music, singing and stories. Thanks to everyone who gives their time to plan and make them so successful. Everyone is welcome. Pay as you like. We're looking for more people who would like to help run these sessions, as they're so popular. Could you help? You wouldn't be on your own... 

Bookstart Bear Club

Children from 3 - 5 years can have a Bookstart Bear Club passport.  Each time they visit the library and take out some books they get a bearpaw stamp in their passport.  After 6 visits they get a certificate.  There are 10 certificates in total - which means 60 visits to the library!!

Joe has just received his gold certificate - which is the last one!!

The Book Trust have now brought out a reward system for young children and will gradually phase out the Bear Passport as all the children who are currently using it have collected all their certificates or feel they are too old to be part of it.

If you have already started collecting your certificates we have plenty left in all colours , so like Joe you will be able to collect all ten and get to your gold one!!

The Beavers visit Rothley Library as party of their community badge award.

31 'eager Beavers' and their leaders visited the library on Monday evening 23rd October.

They learned about how the library works and how the children's section is arranged.  They also did some art and craft activities (prepared by Nita, who also does the displays at the library). The theme they are looking at at the moment is 'Knights' so they had a knight's helmet mask to make and colour, coloured in a knight book mark and designed a shield, had ago a at creating some 'old fashioned writing and completed a maze puzzle.  They finished off the session by listening to the story of 'Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants'.  Thanks to those library team members who helped at the session.