The story so far

In July 2015 a four page newsletter was published in the Rothley Post about the library. You can download it here as a pdf.

A small group of local people has been meeting since June 2014; they did some training and met council officers to show their intention of keeping the library open.

Forty-six people came to the public meeting on February 24th, and supported the group to submit an Outline Business Plan to the council on March 13th. The notes from the public meeting are here for you to download, and a group met to set up the constitution and a committee two days later. You can download the minutes of that meeting here

Many of the photos on this site were taken at the Grand Opening on October 17, 2015. You can see more about that here.

If you'd like to get involved, to offer your help or to keep up to date, please email us here. We're also on Facebook, at Rothley Community Library


Lots of ideas came in at the public meeting. Our main aim is to keep the library open, but this is part of the wishlist: community activities; a community hub; story-telling; book clubs; book exchanges; strong links with the primary school; more computers; tea/coffee; community area; extra opening hours; study area; mentoring scheme; homework help; work with local youth groups; after-school sessions; donations box; more older children's books; hire as a meeting room; local sponsorship; make the toilet accessible to users. Add your ideas here. Many of the ideas have already been carried out. 

A colourful history

Marion Vincent has written a short history of the library, which includes lots of moves and the time when it burnt down...You can download it here.