Rothley Community Library

July newsletter

 Work has been completed on the new counter area, which is much better for the volunteer team, and the store cupboard, kitchen and toilet area will have changes made soon.

New books are being ordered for the library, and the first batch of crime novels will be launched at the same time as the Summer Reading Challenge starts - on Saturday July 8. It’s a feast of crime for all ages, and this will expand our most popular area of fiction. Other books are being ordered - your ideas are welcome for new books and areas of interest.

 Can you help the library out?

 Any recent travel guides you don’t need? We’re trying to extend and update our collection. New York is well covered now!

 More helpers needed for the under-5s groups. You won’t be on your own, there are experienced people around. First Tuesday and third Friday of the month, you don’t have to do both, and you can take time out when you want to - the bigger the team, the easier it is. Email or pop into the library.


Live show: Cloaks, by Alison Dunne at the library. Friday 30 June, 7pm. ‘Hilarious, heart-warming theatre’. Tickets at the library or at Dolce & Verde. £10/£9 concessions in advance. £11/£10 on the door. Very few tickets left - get yours soon.

 Summer Reading Challenge:  The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge theme is called Animal Agents, illustrated by award winner Tony Ross.

Children from 3-12 years will be able to join the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge in all Leicestershire Libraries from July 8th, and will be able to help the animal detectives solve some puzzling mysteries.

Children will collect stickers and incentives and be rewarded with a medal and certificate when they read six library books or library e-books and complete the challenge.

The library here will have a special biscuits and milkshakes event to launch the scheme on Saturday 8 and 15 July from 10-1, and other activities will be put on during the summer like treasure hunts and competitions. There’s something for the adults too - new crime books!

Chess Club. Thursdays 13 and 27 July, 2-5pm. Play or learn, bring a set if you can. Pay as you like.

Film Club:  The Film Club is on its summer break, and news about September will be in the next issue.

Library Nights is on its summer break.

New: Drop in legal advice. Puja Mojaria, a family law solicitor, will be available to give free advice and information at the library on Wednesdays from 230 to 430 once a month, starting on Wednesday July 5.

Computer Support Digital Champions: Thursday 6 and 20 July, 10-12. With Age UK. Come along for help with computers, smartphones and tablets.

Storytime for Under 5s:  Tuesday 4 and Friday 21 July, Tuesday 1 August. 9.30-10.15am. Everyone’s welcome.

Community Book Group. Wednesday 26 July, Short stories: Almost Famous Women, by Megan Mayhew Bergman. 7.15-8.15pm. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’ve read the book or not!

Careers advice still available - contact to make an appointment.

You can download ebooks and audio books free from an extensive collection on Leicestershire Libraries’ website. Help is available at the library if you need it.

Interested in putting on events? Organisers and helpers needed

Would you like to volunteer at the library? We’re looking for more people to join our team! Just drop in.

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