Narborough & Littlethorpe Community Library September 2023

The Summer Reading Challenge has ended, with 94 children signing up to read 6 books over the summer. The final count is still going on but that means that over 500 books have been borrowed by young readers, a tremendous achievement and testament to the power of books. We’ve been keeping track of progress with children colouring in a giant chart on the outside of the building; it’s been great to follow the trail as it nears the end.

Of course, reading doesn’t stop with the end of the summer challenge. As well as Saturday mornings, the library is open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons so that children can change their books on the way home from school. As the evenings draw in, it’s great to curl up with a book.

There are two major fundraising events coming up over the next month. The Autumn Fayre at the Library on Saturday 23rd September promises fun for all the family with games, tombola, book sale and the draw for the grand raffle. On Friday 27th October we’ll be holding another of our popular Quiz Nights at Littlethorpe Village Hall. Put together your own team of up to six people or join a team on the night and get your little grey cells working. Tickets are £7, including a light supper, and you can bring your own booze.

Speaking of little grey scales, the most popular genre of books in the library is crime so it’s no surprise that the volunteers and Friends of the library chose Crime and Punishment as the theme for their trip to Welford Cemetery on 22nd Sept. We’ll report on their findings next month.

Finally, as we move into the autumn, a reminder of the regular activities taking place in the library:

Tuesdays Wriggly Readers 9.15-10.30 for pre-school children

Board Games Group 11.00 – 1.00 Enjoy Scrabble, dominoes, cards in a friendly but no less competitive atmosphere

Wednesdays Digital drop in 10.30-12.30 Need help with your laptop, tablet or mobile?

Fridays Busy Hands and Minds 2.00- 4.00 (1st and 3rd Friday each month) Knitting, crochet, sewing, or just a chat.

Plus, as a member, you can use the library computers, print documents and research your family history. You can also join the Book Club, which meets monthly to discuss its book of the month.