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Forms offline Saturday morning: Due to some scheduled systems maintenance, online forms will be unavailable this Saturday morning, 25 September.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Ashby library can be found next to Ivanhoe Community College. The library is on one level with easy access.

Library update

Please check with your local library for up to date services as this may differ slightly across the county.

We're still offering a click and collect service, for those who wish to use the service.

You can still visit our digital library and access thousands of books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers on your phone, tablet or computer. If you’re not already a member, it’s quick and easy to join online.

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Smart library access hours are available again:

 SmartStaffedSmart
Monday8am-10am10am-1pm1pm-7pm
Tuesday8am-2pm2pm-5pm5pm-7pm
Wednesday8am-7pm - Smart access all day
Thursday8am-2pm2pm-5pm5pm-7pm
Friday8am-10am10am-1pm1pm-7pm
Saturday8am-10am10am-2pm2pm-6pm
SundayCLOSED  

To use the library during smart hours please complete a Smart Library induction and familiarise yourself with the layout and exits of the library using the:

Ashby de la Zouch Library floor plan  Opens new window

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Activities

NCT Bumps, Babies and Beyond group

Coming soon - Alternate Fridays 11am to 12noon.

A National Childbirth Trust (NCT) initiative for new and expectant parents and other carers. A chance to meet, have a coffee, chat and share information. Contact the library to check when the next session will be held.

Colouring Club

Coming soon - Every Tuesday 2pm to 3.30pm.

An informal group for those wishing to do some colouring in a friendly and relaxed group. Materials provided for this drop in, free session.

Wriggly Readers

Booking essential – Please book your free session in advance by calling the library or speaking to staff on your next visit.

Now on - Alternate Fridays 10.30am to 11am.

Fun, informal sessions where babies and children aged 0-4 years and their parents / carers can join in with stories, songs and rhymes in a welcoming environment. An opportunity for families to meet and make friends.

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