Important Message from our Chairman
We were very sad to take the decision to close Fleckney Community Library on 18 March 2020 until further notice as a result of the coronavirus emergency. There is no need to return any library books to us until we re-open. There will be no late charges between 17 March and 4 July 2020. All books on loan have been given a renewal date of 4 July and this date will be reviewed if the library remains closed for a longer period.
Please see the FAQs document and information about how to access the Digital Library Service.
We know how much our customers will miss being able to visit the library & we thank you for all your support over the last 4 years. We hope it will not be too long before we can open the doors and welcome you back. In the meantime, please we hope you stay safe and well.
Chair of Trustees
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!
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!
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.