Easter in Littlethorpe
This year we have two Easter events taking place:
Easter afternoon tea: We are organising an afternoon tea on the afternoon of Friday 27th March where we will be serving hot drinks and cakes. The event will take place 2.30-4.30pm in the village hall on Biddle Road. There will also be a raffle.
Easter Egg Hunt: The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Good Friday 10th April on Littlethorpe Park. Turn up from 10.30am to hunt out the clues. Winners will be drawn at 11.45am. Every child will receive a small egg with bigger prizes for the main winners. Please note that all children must be supervised by an adult. Entries are £1 per child. Refreshments will also be on sale. So come along and enjoy the hunt!
Senior citizens’ summer trip
This year the trip will be on Wednesday 17th June and is a canal trip near Buxton. Coach travel is included there and back, leaving The Plough. Tickets are £20 per person and include afternoon tea on the canal boat. Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis - for tickets please contact either Liz on 286 5499 or Jackie on 286 4610. Tickets will also be on sale at the Drop-In coffee morning in the village hall.
If anyone has any ideas to put forward or would like to help with planning future events, please feel free to come along to our LCA meetings. Please contact Tom Bates on 275 2656 for details of the next meeting.
The Crafts afternoon in February to celebrate the Chinese New Year was enjoyed by the children who attended, but unfortunately the Easter activities planned have been postponed due to the worries over the Coronavirus. The planned book sale on May 9th will have a VE Day theme and plans are underway to make this an enjoyable event so look out for the decorations. The Busy Hands group are eagerly awaiting the forthcoming Narborough Yarn Bomb planned for June.
The library has put some additional measurers in place to protect the public and volunteers who use the library. As we are not just a library but a Community Hub that holds many social groups and clubs. Anyone in the community who may have to self isolate or has become isolated can make contact with the library so that books or provisions can be arranged to be delivered to them. If you can renew your books online via the Leicestershire Libraries (www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/renew-and-reserve <http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/renew-and-reserve>) it would help but if you are unable to do this contact the library on 0116 305 3706 during opening hours or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>.
As a member of our library you can use Leicestershire Libraries BorrowBox ebooks scheme. It is FREE and you can borrow (download) up to 10 books at a time for up to 3 weeks; all you need to do is download the BorrowBox App and use your library card and pin number. Through BorrowBox you can also download Audio e-Books, e-magazines and e-Newspapers so why not give it a go.
Narborough and Littlethorpe Community Library
If you would like to set up or can think of an idea for a community group at the library or if you would like to volunteer to help out regularly or just from time to time contact us so we can get the ball rolling.
Hob Nobs: For Senior members of the community fortnightly sessions on Friday afternoons. The group hold regular activities such as quizzes, games, bingo and crafts. Refreshments are provided too. It is a good way to make new friends and to get to know people in the local area.
Busy Hands: For the Crafty folk in the community we hold fortnightly sessions on Friday afternoon (to alternate with Hob Nobs). Come along with your own craft items and find out what projects the group are working on.
Tea and Tech: Each Wednesday morning Tea and Tech offers members of the community a chance to bring along their devices (tablet, laptop, mobile phone) and learn how to use them effectively in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Library website https://nandlclibrary.org for updates in relation to planned events.