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Covid - latest information

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country 

Following the government announcement on 14 June, we will update what that means for our services as soon as we can.

You can find more information about current restrictions and what you can and can't do.

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A large, busy library close to the centre of Oadby. The library is on one level and is autism friendly - please ask for the sensory box and library map.

Library update

From Monday 12 April, our council-run libraries will be open for browsing, borrowing and returning items. See what to expect when you visit a library page for more information.

We are still offering a click and collect service, for those who wish to use the service, until further notice.

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.

All loans will be extended until Monday 12 April and no overdue or hire charges will be applied until 1 July 2021.

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Please note: smart hours are currently unavailable.

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:

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Wednesday morning talks

We have a full programme of Wednesday morning talks for the year - information is regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter. Please contact the library for details and to book.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Every Friday, drop-in 10am to 12 noon.

For Oadby & Wigston residents.

Craftily: crafts group

Every Monday 1pm to 3pm.

Learn a craft, swap shop, demos, share ideas. All welcome.

This group is held in Smart Library hours (see more details above).

Games group

Every Wednesday 2pm to 4pm.

Have fun and chat over a board or card game. Bring your own games or share ours. All welcome.

Make friends with a book

Every Friday 10.15am to 11.45am.

A place to relax, a chance to make new friends, and a new way to enjoy sharing reading. There is no pressure to read or talk, you can simply drop in, sit down and relax as you listen to a good story or poem. There is no homework and free refreshments are available.

Oadby library book group

Second Wednesday of the month 4pm to 5pm.

A friendly informal discussion group for people who love reading and are interested in a variety of books they might otherwise never have chosen. If you would like to join please contact the library.

Saturday playtime

Every Saturday 10.30am to 1.30pm

Do you like crafts, games, construction, dressing up, jigsaws? Drop in, free for children and parents and carers for 3yrs+.

Wriggly Readers

Every Wednesday 2pm to 2.30pm.

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.

Coffee and Chat

First Monday of the month 10.30-11.30am.

Chat with our staff and share a story and a coffee with our Reading Friends volunteers. Find out some fun facts at each session!

Cancer Support Group

First Friday of the month 1.30-3.30pm.

Informational drop-in group offering friendship and support to anyone who has or has had cancer. Free.

Work Club

Every Wednesday 10am-12 noon.

Help with all aspects of job searching and IT skills. Including setting up email, writing job applications, creating CVs, applying for training courses, budgeting and career planning. Funded by Building Better Opportunities (BBO) and European Social Fund (ESF), through the Moneywise Plus Project.

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