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- LOCKDOWN UPDATE.

Following the four week lockdown announcement, it is with regret that Glen Hills Library will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 4th November, until further notice.

A click and collect service will be available from Monday 9th November. Please see below for details and how to download an order form.

Click and Collect Service Request Form.

From Monday 9th November, the click and collect service will still be running on Monday mornings 10-12pm and Thursday afternoons 2-4pm. You can either download and complete the attached form, pop it to the library during these times or email your order to glenhills_library@outlook.com. Alternatively, please call 0116 2782770 where you can leave a message with your order and a volunteer will call you back to confirm a time for collection.

GLEN HILLS TOGETHER- DECK THE RAILINGS

Glen Hills Library have joined Leicestershire County Council in bringing an exciting project to the community of Glen Parva.

Glen Hills Together invites you to take part in creating a decoration to attach to the railings outside the library and café throughout the month of December.

The decoration can be anything you like- the brighter the better! You can sew, crotchet, knit or doing anything you choose with your creativity.

We are hoping that this project will provide some festive cheer during these difficult times. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information and updates will also be available here on the website.

If you need inspiration, bags with patterns, pom pom templates and wool are available from the library and can be picked up when the library is open for click and collect. Completed items can also be dropped into the library during these times.

Please see the document below for instructions on how to make a pom pom decoration!

Thank you to everyone who has made a decoration for the railings so far! Completed decorations can be handed into the library during click and collect opening times or you can simply hang them to the chord from 1st December onwards. Please make sure there is a loop at the top of your decoration to ensure it can be attached to the chord.

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/

Glen Hills Library and The Park Cafe- Keeping in Touch.

Linda Sidorowicz, Library Coordinator and Jan Martin, Cafe Coordinator have put together a piece to share with you all to keep you up to date with activities and information whilst the cafe and library are closed.

Please see the above attached document to read 'Keeping in Touch' by Jan and Linda.

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 Cafe which is also run by volunteers - for more information follow this link: The Park Cafe

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 AUTUMN OPENING HOURS.

MONDAY

10.00-12.00

CLOSED

TUESDAY

CLOSED

CLOSED

WEDNESDAY

CLOSED

CLOSED

THURSDAY

CLOSED

14.00 – 16.00

FRIDAY

CLOSED

CLOSED

SATURDAY

CLOSED

CLOSED

Opening Hours as of Monday 9th November 2020. The library is currently operating a click and collect service only.

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.

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.