Enderby Community Library January 2024

Happy New Year to everyone!

Firstly, a massive thank you to the huge number of people who came to our Xmas coffee morning – we are so grateful and hope that you enjoyed the bumper raffle hamper prizes, tombola, homemade cakes etc provided by our library volunteers. A big thank you too, to our volunteers who give up their time to support these events and provide all of the weekly shift cover to keep the library open for the community.

Our regular activities are back in full force. Busy Hands – every Monday 2.30-4pm, Games group the first Wednesday in the month 2-4pm, our “Baby to pre-school” sessions are the last Wednesday of the month 2-3pm (next session is January 31st), our monthly Creative Writing session starts again Saturday 20th January 10.30am-12pm and Adult Social Crafting- next meeting is 6th February 2.30-4pm. The first session of adult crafting held in early January was a tremendous hit with some beautiful cards made with iris folding and other techniques. So, if you fancy meeting new people or starting a new hobby don’t be shy and come along. There will also be a half term activity for primary school aged children on Wednesday 21st February 2.30-4pm, £2 per child.

We regularly host the Leicestershire Police Beat Surgery. This is a fantastic opportunity to speak to our local police about any concerns or suggestions you have. They can provide support and advice across a range of subjects. Feedback from the last session was very positive.

Back by popular demand is our annual fund-raising quiz on Saturday 24th February7-9.30pm; doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are £7 per person and include food, not drink though, but you can bring your own tipples and drinking vessels! Tickets are available from the library – we can only take cash and unfortunately, we are unable to “hold” tickets without payment as there’s no option this year to “pay on the door”. So, don’t be disappointed and miss out, get your tickets as soon as possible.

And finally, on Saturday 2nd March 2-4pm, Elizabeth York who is the Chairperson of the Enderby Heritage Society is giving a talk about the 1921 Census with specific reference to Enderby. Tickets are £5 and will be available from the library.

So, plenty to look forward to for 2024. And if you fancy helping to keep the library running and have a few hours to spare then pop along and chat to one of the volunteers to hear about what it entails. You’ll certainly be made welcome.