Opening Hours Are Changing

We’re going to be extending our opening hours from Tuesday 1st June.

From that date our opening times will be:

Monday: 10.00 -12.30.   14.00 – 17.00.

Tuesday: 10.00 -12.30.

Thursday: 10.00 – 12.30.

Friday: 10.00 – 12.30.   14.00 – 17.00.

Saturday: 10.00 -12.30.

Covid-safe arrangements continue and you’ll find full details here.

Living Better!

Monday 10th May sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and we’ve put together a display of topical books with a strong leaning towards nature and the environment. Why not drop by and take a look?

Borrow a book from the Living Well selection and get a free bookmark with seeds to plant and grow! What better way to spend time than watching the flowers grow and bloom!

The library also has a selection of books from the Reading Well collection which can help you to understand and manage your health and well-being.  The collection has been curated by health experts and people living with particular conditions and are grouped into five Reading Well book lists for adults, young people and children. Many of the titles are available as free digital downloads.

Find out more about Reading Well here.

A Thousand Butterflies: Update

We already have over 600 decorated and varnished butterflies and we would now love to have yours to join them!

Please return your butterflies to the community library after we re-open on Monday 12th April. Just drop them in the Butterfly Bin you’ll find in the library.  Here are our opening times.

It would be a great help if you could please return your butterfly by Friday 30th April

We are aiming to welcome the summer and the continuing easing of Lockdown by having the butterfly installation ready for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

If you’ve changed your mind about being part of the project that’s no problem.  Please simply return your blank butterfly so we can pass it on to someone else.

It’s a mural miracle!

When we re-open on 12th April we’ll have a lovely, bright new addition to the wall in our children’s section!

Eight of our friends at Easi Works have done truly wonderful work painting a colourful and imaginative mural to grace the community library. 

Each artist chose a well-known children’s story and drew an image to represent it. They designed, drew and painted their images over a few months with the help of Toby, Easi Works’ art therapist. Working within Covid guidelines over several months, Toby took the board to each artist’s house in turn and provided them with all the materials and paints they needed.   

The result is a wonderful montage of images with lots to find. We’re going to put together a quiz for our junior members to see if they can find all the books and characters books hidden within it.  How many can you spot (and no telling!).

Need fresh reading ideas?

Looking for new ideas for books to relax with during lockdown?

Who else writes like..” is a cracking tool if you enjoy reading fiction. With a click or three you can browse by genre, go straight to an author of interest or find other authors who write similar stuff to your usual favourites.  You can do all this plus check out characters and series, and catch up with the latest prize-winning writers.

If you’re a library member you’ll be able to access a wide range of eBooks and audio books using your NYCC Libraries card. Not a member? No problem – join online here.

You’ll find other ideas to help keep you and your family connected with books and reading on our Online Inspiration page.