The Oak National Academy has launched the Virtual School Library in partnership with the National Literacy Trust [see our Learning Opportunities page] which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. Author of the week this week is Dominique Valente, step into the magical world of the first of the Starfell series: Willow Moss and the Lost Day for free! Also download fun activities at: https://library.thenational.academy/
We are delighted that our Coronavirus 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.
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.
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/
As we are now in Tier 4 we sadly have to close the Library & Hub until further notice. However, we can still offer book selection via our SELECT and COLLECT service. Please complete a form either online [via this website] or by hand [forms are available outside the Library, pop it through our letterbox] and
We are hoping to host WEA courses next year in the library but in the meantime here is one available via their digital learning platform and just in time for Christmas!
Follow this link to find out more: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C2344371
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.
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.
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.
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.