Message from our Chairman

Welcome Back!

We were delighted to be able to re-open the library on Monday 12 th April 2021.
However, most of the changes we introduced last August after the first lockdown
have had to be kept in place so that we can keep our customers and volunteers safe in
the library.

Our public opening hours are still three sessions each week, three customers can be
in the main library and one family in the children’s sections at any one time. We can
now also cater for three customers at a time in the IT room for use of the public
computers as we have installed screens around each PC station. There may be a
queue at busy times and we ask that you wait patiently until you are invited in to
come in. Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance for all our customers to use and
you must wear a face covering in the library [except children under 11 or if you are
exempt in line with government guidelines.]

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. Please
remember to bring your library card with you [or some proof of identity if you don’t
have one already so we can issue a card straightaway.]

Duck food, library bags and greetings cards will 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.

It will be a little while yet before we can start serving refreshments and offering all our
usual groups and services. But….we are getting there and as a start, we are able to
offer Little Ducklings Story Time for the under-5s from 11 June – further information
can be found in the Events section.
Please keep safe – use NHS Test & Trace when you visit us and we have free Lateral
Flow Home Test Kits available at the library if you need one. See the full
information  here  about the changes we have made for Covid-19.

It has been great to welcome our customers back into the library and we are grateful
for you continued support.

Linda Marshall
On behalf of the Trustees & Volunteers

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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

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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.

Donate

NEW; Donate online! Find out how to make a donation here.

Membership

Become a member of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Volunteer

Offer your time or skills and become part of the team.