Message from our Chairman
With recent announcements about the lifting of Covid restrictions, an important message is, that while the legal requirement for wearing of face coverings, social distancing and use of test & trace have been lifted from 19th July 2021, the government recommends that individuals should continue to take responsibility for their own safety and settings should decide what measures are appropriate for their staff or volunteers and customers.
After careful consideration, the Trustees have decided that:
- we can increase the number of customers to 5 adults in the main library and 2 families, or 3 unaccompanied older children, in the children’s section at any one time
- 3 people can use the public computers at a time
- volunteers and customers will be asked to wear a face covering in the library, to use the hand sanitiser provided and respect other people’s space when in the library
- volunteers will be encouraged to scan the NHS QR Code or leave their contact details for NHS Test & Trace.
- Our public opening hours are still three sessions each week – Monday and Thursday 2– 4pm and Saturday 10-12pm.
- Little Ducklings Story Time for the under-5s has been reintroduced on Friday mornings – further information about how to pre-book a place can be found in the Events section.
See the full updated information here about the changes we have made for Covid-19 with effect from 19 July 2021.
We are offering a full book lending service and have a super selection of new books, including fiction, non-fiction and well-being books for adults and children.
Duck food, library bags and greetings cards are still be on sale – you will need to have the correct money for these and printing & copying as no change can be given. We also have some super bespoke items on sale – tea towels, pencil cases and bookmarks embroidered with the library logo. Apart from the occasional outdoor sale, we do not have pre-loved books for sale at the present time and we cannot accept donated books.
Please keep safe – we have free Lateral Flow Home Test Kits available at the library if you need one. We are very grateful for you continued support and understanding.
On behalf of the Trustees & Volunteers
Welcome to our website which we hope you will find interesting and informative.
The Friends of Fleckney Library, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, was registered by the Charity Commission in February 2016 registered number:1165571. It was formed to save your local library from closure by Leicestershire County Council and we took over the running of the library on 7th March 2016 under a 10-year lease and grant agreement with LCC.
Fleckney Community Library is now managed and run entirely by the Trustees and 30 volunteers, all unpaid and all enthusiastic supporters of the library, and is funded by donations, grants and membership fees and fundraising activities. Although we are receiving some financial support from LCC, this tapers off and we have to work towards being financially independent and sustainable. Information about how you can become a member of the charity or make donations to support the library is included on the website or available at the library.
We would not have been able to save the library without the amazing support of all our volunteers and supporters and we have very much appreciated the positive feedback we have received from the community since March. We continue to offer all the usual services and facilities you would expect from your local library and have started to develop new activities and events too – our secondhand Boomerang Books and the new Monday afternoon Story & Colour Me-Time sessions are very popular.
Our aim is to offer everyone a very warm and friendly welcome at the library. Please do come in to see the changes we have made and what we have to offer from a great selection of books to borrow or buy, free use of public computers, printing and copying facilities, magazines, room hire, access to a free legal clinic, refreshments every day and even duck food!
Sorry! We are unable to accept donations of books until further notice
Our library has recently joined the Harborough Lotto scheme. This is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in the Market Harborough district.
Tickets are just £1 and can be bought from the harborough lotto website with 50p of the ticket price going to Fleckney Community Library if you choose us as your nominated cause. A fun way to support your library!
REFRESHMENTS BACK AGAIN SOON!
Join the Library Today!
Joining the library is so easy and gives you access to not only books but so much more. To join simply pop in and fill out a form or you can also join online
We need your help! There are many different ways you can help us to maintain and run the community library, whether it’s financially or just by volunteering your time.
Don’t forget that the library is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and is run by volunteers so any assistance is gratefully received.