Rothley Community Library

November newsletter

The AGM on 14 October celebrated the library’s first year as a community-led library, followed next day by a book sale, cream teas and a puppet show, complete with birthday cake. Over £200 was raised for library funds – thanks to everyone who came along and supported, especially to Cuppas for the cream teas, David Lloyd for the puppet show and the Gospel Choir for entertaining us!

Library Nights are going down well – Terry Sheppard’s talk about the ‘problem of the poor’ was fascinating, and around thirty people attended. Look on for the next talk in the series, on beekeeping. Thursday 24 November 7-8pm. 

Film Talk is our newest venture, where we’ll be talking about that popular Christmas film, It’s a wonderful life on Monday 5th December. See below for the details. 

Look on for news on how you could get involved! 

Events for November: 

Storytime for under 5s: Tuesday 1 November and Friday 18 November. 9.30-10.15am.

Come and help decorate the Christmas tree: Saturday 26 November 10-1pm.

Computer support digital champions event: Thursday 3 and 17 November, and 1 December from 10-12, in association with Age UK. Come and fill the gaps in your knowledge and skills, or get started.

Police and Neighbourhood Watch surgery: Saturday 3 December - 10:30 – 12:30.

Film Club: Friday 18 November Golden Years. 16 December The Dressmaker. 2pm at the Rothley Centre. £5 under 60’s, £4.50 over 60s.

Library nights: Bee keeping. Thursday 24 November 7-8pm with Roger Partis. Honey bees; yesterday, today and tomorrow. Pay as you like.

New! Film Talk: Local artist and film fan Tim Neath will show clips and get us talking about Frank Capra’s well-loved Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life. Monday 5 December, 7-9pm. Everyone welcome, pay as you like. This could be the first of a monthly series.

Book Group: Wednesday 23 November, The People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks. Wednesday 11 January, After me comes the flood, by Sarah Perry. 7.15-8.15pm.

Team members needed: Your Community Library would love to have you as part of its team of volunteer helpers!

Have you any time to help support this community venture?

The Community Library runs entirely on voluntary help from a lively team who offer help in a number of ways. We are always looking to increase the number of people we have to help in the library during opening hours.  You can volunteer on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly basis. You don’t have to commit yourself to do anything on a weekly basis if you don’t have the time, you can offer to help when it suits you.

For the jobs inside the library - checking out and issuing books, dealing with users’ queries and keeping the library in good running order - there is practical training offered at a time to suit you. Then more experienced team members will support you when you start.

There is now a small team of people who offer Story Time sessions to the under 5s in the village and beyond on a regular basis. We are also looking for people who are interested in working with 5 – 8 year olds who are starting to enjoy books and read them for themselves, and who might like some opportunities for extra practice and support. We have one off events like books sales and clean-up sessions too, where extra pairs of hands to help out are always welcome.

Or you might have a great idea for an activity that would think would be suitable to be run at the library that you would be interested in starting up! We’re always open to new ideas.

Please get in touch:

Christmas opening hours: Planned opening hours: Wednesday 21 December 2-5pm, Thursday 22 10-12 and 2-5, Friday 23 closed all day, Saturday 24 10-1. Monday 26 closed, Tuesday 27 closed, Wednesday 28 2-5pm, Thursday 29 10-12 and 2-5pm, Friday 30 closed, Saturday 31 10-1pm (with games etc), Monday 1 Jan closed.

All library events are run by volunteers, and everyone is welcome. Most events are Pay as you like. Find us on Facebook.

For more information, go to the library, phone us on 0116 2376162, find us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website.

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