Do you have any unwanted musical instruments suitable for children aged 5 or younger?
We will be resuming Rhyme Time for young children from Thursday 6th May and to ensure Covid-19 safety we want to rotate the musical instruments we use. This means we need to build up our collection.
If you do have any, please kindly drop them into the library during opening hours. Thank You!
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.
Hermione Granger and her pals knew a thing or two about libraries… “When in doubt go to the library…“ So why not join our Library? Visit us from 13th April or complete the form on our Select and Collect page. We have been working hard behind the scenes to improve the building and look forward to welcoming you for book borrowing, printing and computer use. Do you have any comments or ideas for future activities or events that we could provide? Why not complete the feedback form on our Ideas for the future page.
The Oak National Academy delivers a Virtual School Library in partnership with the National Literacy Trust [see our Learning Opportunities page] which offers free books and audiobooks. Read Boy Everywhere by A M Dassu this week for free! Also download fun activities at: https://library.thenational.academy/
We are delighted that our Recovery Gardens project has received a grant of £5,550 from the People’s Postcode Lottery Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. This project incorporates improvements to the Library’s outside spaces which are: the Courtyard garden, the Market Square garden and the area around our car park.
Here is an interesting article by novelist and playwright, Barney Norris, called “Will Covid spell the end to city life?” featuring our very own Long Buckby:
Apologies if our website has been misleading. Please be aware that we are, as with all facilities countrywide, subject to government restrictions and therefore cannot open to visitors during the current lockdown. We have added a date to our opening times for book browsing and computer use/printing availability but this may be subject to change. We will update when we know more. Please do get in touch for further information.
Do you have experience in catering? And would you like to get involved in a local community organisation?
Buckby Library & Hub needs someone to lead on restarting our light refreshments for visitors. We hope to be able to begin again in the rear garden from mid-April and inside again from mid-May.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation annually run their Winter Well-being Appeal to raise monies to be awarded to local community groups whose activities protect and help local older and vulnerable people in supported environments over the Winter months. They ask for people who receive the winter fuel payment, and can afford to do so, to think about giving some or all of their winter fuel allowance, or a donation to the Winter Well-being appeal to support those who are less fortunate to stay warm, safe and healthy over the winter. This year, with many more older and vulnerable people being isolated due to the pandemic, one of their donors suggested asking for donations of fingerless knitted gloves.
Will your students soon be engaging in the real world of employment? This 8-hour free online course for teaching about co-operative entrepreneurship and building it into your curriculum may be of interest. Follow this link to find out more: https://youcoope.eu/mooc/
If you are interested in joining this class, you can also enrol directly by clicking on the following link: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2344697
Unfortunately due to current restrictions the February edition of The Bugle will not be delivered to every house in Long Buckby. Please follow this link to read online: https://buckbydirectory.co.uk/the-bugle/