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’ve just joined 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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Transport for Social Afternoons

Buckby Library & Hub holds social afternoons on Wednesdays between 2.00 (as soon as the doors open) and 4.00 pm. As well as meeting and chatting to other people, participants can play cards, scrabble and do jigsaws. They can also take advantage of the other library facilities, browse newspapers and magazines and buy refreshments.

Between February and May 2020, Buckby Library & Hub will be trialling a community transport service on the first and third Wednesdays of the month to enable existing and new library members, who do not have transport or may have mobility issues, to participate in the social afternoons.

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Good News!

Thanks to all the marvellously generous donations you have given in response to our appeals, including online and in the Bugle, the Buckby Library & Hub community group now has sufficient funds in the bank – or committed – for us to take over the funding and management of Long Buckby Library in the New Year (legal agreements permitting).

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