Latest News November 2020

Sadly we are once again closed to visitors, however, we are delighted to say that we can still offer our Select and Collect service during the latest lockdown. Please click here https://buckbylibraryhub.org/select-and-collect/ to find all of the information you need to access this service. We will contact you as soon as your books are ready for collection which will be on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday during opening hours. Forms are also available from outside the Library or do ask a volunteer for one.

Alternatively if you like a surprise we will have some pre-selected book bags, by genre, available to grab and go. Just pop along during opening hours and please remember to have your Library card with you.

We will also be locating our Library Trolleys once again outside of the Library during opening hours. However, please note we will not return to the 50p a book system but if you could make a small donation that would be really appreciated.

How We Met Covid-19 Head On

Long Buckby is hugely proud of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have come together as we always knew we would, united in helping everyone through these challenging times: individuals, families and businesses.

There are so many doing so many great things that most people will never know about but this video gives just a hint of what this village is all about and also speaks for those not shown but who have, and still are, there for everyone.

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What’s Happening

Sadly, we are still not able to reopen. However, we are not standing still!

We have been revamping the kitchen with the help of some donations in kind and the dedicated work of volunteers. We are developing plans to improve all of our garden areas over the next 12-15 months, to create safe and inclusive spaces for relaxation with others. We continue to fundraise and we have had some recent application successes, please see our Grants page. And in the meantime the Library borrow a book trolley can still be found outside No 9 High Street during fine weather.

Library Reopening News

Following recent government guidelines we have been advised that Northamptonshire Country Council are reopening libraries across the county in a phased operation, please see their message below. Unfortunately Long Buckby will not be in the early wave of openings.

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Art Group

The Buckby Meadows Art Group have been hard at work creating artwork focussed on the beautifully expressive Emu. Our work was inspired by the artist, Carol Kibble, who was featured in the SAA magazine in May 2018.

Do look out for our Emu of the week!

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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.

Find the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darcey-Duck-Epic-Battle-Buckby/dp/1788305345/

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.

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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.

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Volunteers Fair

The Volunteers Fair was an opportunity for the community to meet the people who run Long Buckby organisations and clubs and to find out what they might be able to do for each other.

Please visit https://buckbylibraryhub.org/volunteer/ if you are interested in volunteering to help run the Library & Hub, or see below for contact details for other village groups.

Thank you to Anna Langton for organising the event.

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ECV supports Buckby Library & Hub

Buckby Library & Hub is delighted that Long Buckby’s community choir, Elation Community Voices, has agreed to support the library as its charity for 2020.

ECV holds two fundraising concerts in the village each year as well as other events such as quizzes. Thank you ECV!

easyfundraising

We’re part of easyfundraising! It’s a great site where you can raise money for free when you shop online.

All you have to do is create an account and choose to support Buckby Library & Hub. Then 4,000 shops and sites (including all the BIG names like eBay, John Lewis and Partners, ASOS, Expedia, M&S, Just Eat and many more) will donate to us for free every time you use #easyfundraising to shop with them.

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