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Buckby Library and Hub is a community run group formed to provide services and activities to the Northamptonshire village of Long Buckby and its surrounding villages.

Latest News

Darcey Duck and the Epic Battle of Buckby by Arabella Florance

Have you heard of Arabella’s book? We really appreciate that Arabella cares so much about the library because we do too! We do hope that Arabella’s book will help generate awareness and support to keep libraries open all over the country. We are working hard to keep the library available for her and everyone in Long Buckby and nearby communities when we emerge from lockdown.

Prince’s Trust

Prince’s Trust Northampton South are looking for young people aged 16-25 who are unemployed and want to improve their skills, gain qualifications and take opportunities to progress into employment or education.

It’s free and will not affect your Jobseeker’s Allowance or universal credit. You will be reimbursed for bus fares during the first week and then be given a weekly bus pass. It’s ideal for those whose lack of confidence or qualifications are holding them back.

Book Trolley

Need a Book? Borrow one of ours!

We are wondering if you are missing the book trolley that usually sits outside of the Library? We have been trying to work out how we could keep it going whilst the Library has to be closed and decided to try it sitting just inside the gate at No 9 on the High Street (next to the Bakery).

We’ll put it out when entire mornings and/or afternoons are expected to stay dry.

A creative writing competition at Abington Library

Abington Library is running a writing competition for their friends and supporters. They are also inviting entries from families elsewhere.

Entry categories:

  • Children by age group 0-7, 8-13, 14-16
  • Adults (500 words).

Title: What I can see from my window (any genre – reality, fiction, fantasy, horror).

Closing date: Monday 11th May.

Online Learning

Are you interested in doing some online learning during this period of lockdown and social distancing? The WEA has been discussing possible sessions and workshops that could be held at Buckby Library & Hub and other libraries in the county when we re-open. However, they have now launched an online learning service during the lockdown to give a taste of what you might be able to do in the future. The range of courses will be increased over the coming weeks and will include activities, lectures and short courses. They can be accessed at www.wea.org.uk/liveonlinelearning. Offers accessed through this website are free.

News from Buckby Library & Hub

With the coronavirus epidemic, Northamptonshire County Council has suspended all volunteering in NCC libraries. The library in Long Buckby is highly dependent on its volunteers and will be closed for the time being. Books will not be due during the closure period.

Sadly, we have had to postpone two forthcoming events: the Concert with Abington Wind Band and St Lawrence Singers at St Lawrence Church on April 26th, and the Flower Power, Poetry and Prose evening at the library on May 1st. We hope to hold them in the autumn and will keep you posted.