Since West Northamptonshire Council were required to close library buildings in March 2020 to comply with Government Covid-19 requirements, late return charges and fees have been suspended. However, as libraries across the county have now restored their normal business hours, late return charges for items will be re-instated from Monday 2 August 2021.
To allow for the return of any long overdue items, without penalty, there will be an amnesty for the month of July 2021. Any items returned during this time will incur no charges, even if they were overdue before the libraries closed in March 2020.
Hooray!! Buckby Library & Hub are once again participating in the Summer Reading Challenge which launches on 10th July. Aimed at 4 – 12 year olds but we will have a challenge for grown-ups, but more about that later…
Last year we developed a plan to transform our greenspaces into areas that are equally welcoming to everyone of all ages and abilities and that help to improve our environment. Our Recovery Gardens Project was born.
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. Discover the Legend of Kevin with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre this week. Also download fun activities at: https://library.thenational.academy/
The local Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to invite you to meet your local officers Craig and Tara in the Buckby Library & Hub Car Park on the 18th of June between 1400 & 1600.
Please pop along to discuss any local issues you may have or even just to say hello to the team.
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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 or visit us for social groups and activities? If you are isolating or unable to visit us in person you can still complete the form on our Select and Collect page. 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.
Do you have any unwanted musical instruments suitable for children aged 5 or younger?
Rhyme Time has resumed 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.
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.