Message from our Chairman
We are delighted to be able to re-open the library on Monday 10th August 2020. However, some changes have had to be made so that we can keep our customers and volunteers safe in the library and things will not be quite the same as before.
Our opening hours have been reduced to three short sessions each week and we will be restricting the number of customers who can be in the library at a time. 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 book lending service, there will be very limited access to one public computer for email and urgent printing only and photocopying. There will be no books on sale, no refreshments and no toilet facilities.
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.
See the full information here about the changes we have made for Covid-19.
Please remember to bring your library card with you [or some proof of identity if you don’t have one already.]
We look forward to welcoming all our customers again – we have missed you!
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!
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.