Countesthorpe Library

PLEASE NOTE

 

The Parish Council continue to require masks to be worn inside the Library and the Parish Office. This is for the safety of staff, volunteers and users.

 

Thank you for your patience and support.

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Countesthorpe Library was taken over by Countesthorpe Parish Council in August 2016 to save the Library from closure.

Run by our Library Assistant and a wonderful team of volunteers, Countesthorpe Library has thrived, and is working constantly to become a community hub for our village.

As well as offering books and audio books to borrow for all ages, we also offer free use of public computers, with printing facilities, free access to Wi-Fi and scanning and copying facilities.

We run a number of regular monthly groups, including weekly RhymeTime sessions for 0-5 years old and their parents/carers, as well as a Coffee and Colouring group for adults.

A variety of events are hosted across the year, often in association with other local groups.

Our aim is to offer a warm welcoming service for everyone who visits the Library.

We are always open to new suggestions as to what the local residents would like to see in the Library – so if you have any suggestions, let us know!

 

 

OPENING HOURS

*HOURS IN EFFECT FROM 19TH JULY 2021*

Monday : 9.00am-4.30pm

Tuesday : 8.00am-12pm

Thursday: 9.00am-4.30pm

Saturday : 8.00am-12pm

 

 

INFORMATION

FREE TO JOIN -

Our Library is free to join for all ages. All you need to do is bring some I.D with you (Passport, Drivers Licence, House bill with correct address etc.) You can start borrowing books straight away – up to 24 at a time.

If you are not sure where to start, just ask. Our staff are always happy to discuss books with you! Not a great reader or find yourself short of time? Don’t worry, we have plenty of short stories and quick reads for you to browse.

 

NOT JUST BOOKS –

Besides Fiction and Non-Fiction for adults, teenagers and children, we also provide:

· Biographies

· Large Print

· Audio/Talking books

· Local history records

· Access to Family history research

· Health & Wellbeing books

· Specialist titles (i.e. Dyslexia friendly books for children, short stories for reluctant adult readers)

 

If we don’t have the specific title you are looking for, we can order books over from any other Leicestershire Library at a small cost.

 

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES -

· Free Storytime sessions for 0-5 year old and their Parents/Carers

· Coffee & Colouring group for adults

· Summer Events

· Summer Reading Challenge for 4–11-year-olds to encourage them to read for pleasure

· Art Exhibitions

· Reading Events

 

INTERNET ACCESS -

· Free Public computers

· Free Wi-Fi

· Scanning and Copying facilities

· Printing

· Free access to Ancestry and Find my Past websites

 

 

HOW TO FIND US - CAR PARKING & ACCESSIBILITY

 

Countesthorpe Library is located on Station Road, attached to Countesthorpe Village Hall.

 

Countesthorpe Library

Countesthorpe Village Hall
Station Road
Countesthorpe
Leicester LE8 5TB

Tel: 0116 3053527

Email : librarian@countesthorpeparishcouncil.co.uk

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Car parking is available outside the Library (although spaces can be limited when events are running in the Village Hall.) The Library is a single-storey building with easy access to all areas, no steps and automatic entry doors. There is a disabled toilet facility.

  

EVENTS & NOTICES