Glen Parva Parish Council

Serving the people of Glen Parva

Parish Council Manager: Jayne Pollard
Parish Council Office, Dorothy
Avenue, Glen Parva, Leicester
LE2 9JD

Welcome to Glen Hills Library.

Glen Hills Library is now open at the following times:

Monday and Tuesday- 09:00-12:30

Wednesday and Thursday- 14:00-17.00

Saturday- 09:00-13:00.

From Monday 2nd August, the library will also be open Wednesday and Thursday mornings 09:00-12:30.

The computers are now also available for use with each allowing social distancing.

Musical Bin Dippers- a Free Fun Session for Families.

Glen Hills Library brings you the Musical Bin Dippers, courtesy of the Cultural Communties Network at Leicestershire County Council!Join BabyGigs and Gertie the Fox on an adventure exploring the heritage and local wildlife of Glen Parva through music, art and story telling!Location: Glen Hills Library, Dorothy Avenue, Glen ParvaDate: 27 July, 3rd August, 10 August and 17 August

Lateral Flow Home Tests Available From the Library.

Lateral flow home test kits are now available at Glen Hills Library.The test should only be used if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You do NOT have symptoms of Covid-19 which can include:
  • A high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to you sense of smell or taste
  • You have NOT tested positive from any type of Covid-19 test within the last 90 days
  • You have NOT been in close contact with a positive case in the last 10 days. Kits are available from the library desk- please ask a volunteer.

Summer Reading Challenge 3 July- 5 September 2021.

Calling all our younger readers! Are you ready for this year's Summer Reading Challenge? Meet the Wild World Heroes and find out more here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/wild-world-heroes-intro

Glen Hills Together- Recipes!

Glen Parva Memories- Creative Writing.

Click and Collect Service Request Form.

Joining the Library.

If you would like to become a library member, you can still join over lockdown. Call into the library during click and collect opening hours and ask a volunteer for a form.

Digital Services.

There are online resources available for adults and children to enjoy whilst our library is closed and work related courses for people in the workplace, or those planning to join the work force.

https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Leicestershire Libraries COVID-19 FAQ.

VOLUNTEERING IN THE LIBRARY OR CAFE

Volunteering is a rewarding and enjoyable activity and we welcome new volunteers. If you are interested, please pop into the library and fill in an application form. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible. All volunteers are happy to chat about their experiences, so do not hesitate to speak to them.

Glen Hills Library is entirely run by volunteers and aims to provide a hub for the local community. Within the library is The Park Café which is also run by volunteers - for more information go to The Park Café page on the website.

We have extensive opening hours and host a range of additional activities.

All activities are free and no booking is needed - just turn up.

LIBRARY SUMMER OPENING HOURS.

MONDAY

09.00-12.30

CLOSED

TUESDAY

09.00-12.30

CLOSED

WEDNESDAY

09:00-12:30

14.00-17.00

THURSDAY

09:00-12:30

14.00 – 17.00

FRIDAY

CLOSED

CLOSED

SATURDAY

09.00-13.00

CLOSED

Opening Hours with effect from Monday 2nd May 2021.

If you have any questions, contact Linda at linda.sidorowicz@gmail.com

The contact number for the Library is 0116 2787720

GLEN HILLS LIBRARY SAFER PLACE SCHEME.
Please note that due to COVID-19 we are unable to offer this service at present.

The picture shows the Safer Place logo.

Following training on 26th October 2018, Glen Hills Library are now proud to announce that they are now officially a 'Safe Place'.

A safe place is somewhere you can come if you are feeling distressed, vulnerable or confused. Our volunteers can assist you by providing support or advice to help you. They can also guide you in the right direction to external support services and provide safety if you have been struggling out and about in the community.

Whether it be a cup of tea and a friendly ear or help in contacting family, the library team are on hand to help.

Glen Hills library are also a part of the Message in a Bottle Scheme. This is where you put any information about medication or your medical history into the plastic bottle along with your personal details and this is then stored in the fridge.

In case of an emergency, the emergency services can then access information quickly by retrieving the bottle, containing your information directly from the fridge, in effect saving precious time.

If you would like a bottle, please see a member of the library team.