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

Glen Hills Library

Glen Hills Library is entirely run by volunteers and aims to provide a hub for the local community. Within the library is The Park Cafe which is also run by volunteers - for more information follow this link: The Park Cafe

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.

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

LIBRARY SUMMER OPENING HOURS FROM 1ST APRIL 2019.

MONDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 19.00

TUESDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 17.00

WEDNESDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 17.00

THURSDAY

09.00 – 12.30

14.00 – 19.00

FRIDAY

Closed

Closed

SATURDAY

09.00 – 13.00

Closed

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

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.

Following training on 26th October, 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.

Glen Hills Library Book Treasure Hunt.

Something for the kids! Join in the fun of the Glen Hills Library Book Treasure Hunt!

Books have been hidden in plastic wallets around Glen Parva. Once the books have been found, you take it home, read it and then re-hide!

Please feel free to post a photo on our Facebook page of the book that has been found if you would like to! 📸

If you have any unwanted books at home, you can expand the hunt by hiding your book in a water tight plastic wallet.

Please reuse the plastic wallets when hiding your books.

CRAFTY TUESDAY

Crafty Tuesday runs every Tuesday morning between 10.00 and 12.00

Just bring along your favourite craft whether it be knitting, cross stitch or colouring and have a natter. No need to book just come along.

STORY & RHYME TIME

Stories and Rhyme Time is designed for pre-school children and their grown ups and runs every Wednesday 10.30 – 11.00

These sessions are completely free and no booking is required. The library is equipped with baby changing facilities and a cafe.

CRIME READERS BOOK CLUB

The Crime Readers Book Club is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month between 6.00 and 7.00pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along - no booking is required and books are provided.

BOOK AND CHAT

Book and Chat is held on the last Thursday of each month between 2.00 and 4.00pm

Just come along - no need to book.

MINDFULNESS COLOURING

Mindfulness colouring is available at any time from Glen Hills Library. Simply come along and relax with our range of books. Equipment will be provided- just ask a volunteer.

IT SUPPORT.

At the library, we offer one to one IT support. If you would like some help to get online, speak to one of the volunteers who will be happy to help. Please limit your computer use to 60 minutes. If you would like to book a longer slot- ask a member of the team.

Free broadband is available to all library members.