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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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

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-10am10am-5pm5pm-7pm
Wednesday8am-10am10am-5pm5pm-7pm
Thursday8am-7pm - Smart access all day
Friday8am-10am10am-5pm5pm-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:

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Activities

Coming soon

Wednesday morning talks

There are currently no Wednesday morning talks. We hope to resume these in 2022.

Craftily: crafts group

Every Tuesday 2pm to 4pm.

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

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.

Oadby library book group

A friendly informal discussion group for people who love reading and are interested in a variety of books they might otherwise never have chosen. Currently not available — we're hoping to restart this soon.

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

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

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

Chat with our staff and share a story and a coffee with our Reading Friends volunteers. Currently not available — we're hoping to restart this soon.

Cancer Support Group

First Friday of the month 1.30 - 3pm.

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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