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.

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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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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Notice for Borrowers

Please note that it appears there have been some system generated emails issued to borrowers informing them that their items are due back on 12th June. Please note this is incorrect and the actual “extended” date is 3rd August.

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.

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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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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.

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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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