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

DESIGN A LOGO COMPETITION!

Glen Hills Together have announced the latest competition to design a logo for the library! This competition is open for children up to the age of twelve. The winning design will be printed onto mugs and bookmarks and a prize of book tokens will be given for the person whose logo is chosen. Please use three colours only on A5 paper and you can either post your entries through the library post box or email admin@glenparvaparishcouncil.org.uk

The closing date is 28th May 2021.

GOOD LUCK!!

Glen Parva Memories- Creative Writing.

Glen Hills Together New Year Community Project:
Pictures, Prose and Perfect Pastry.

Glen Hills Together, working in conjunction with the Cultural Communities Network of Leicestershire County Council, are excited to announce the latest community project for the new year.

Residents are being asked to take part by sending in photos of 'Winter in Glen Parva' taken during essential exercise and written contributions on the theme of 'Glen Parva Memories'. The written pieces can be fiction or non fiction, recent or distant, relating to interesting facts about the area.

All entries will be displayed in an exhibition and booklet in the library later in the year.

The deadline is 8th March for photos and 22nd March for creative writing and recipes. All entries can be sent to:

admin@glenparvaparishcouncil.org.uk

You can also send items via direct message on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Alternatively, you can post your entries to Glen Hills Library, War Memorial Hall, Dorothy Avenue, Glen Parva.

Please remember to include your name and contact details

GLEN HILLS LIBRARY SATURDAY OPEN FOR CLICK AND COLLECT.

Glen Hills Library is now open for click and collect every Saturday from 10am-12pm. This is in addition to the click and collect service on Monday mornings 10-12pm and Thursday afternoons 2-4pm. Book collections are by appointment only and please wear a face covering when collecting, unless you are exempt.

Email your order to: glenhills_library@outlook.com or phone 0116 2787220 where you can leave a message. Please state the genre you are interested in and we will do the rest! You can borrow up to 12 books at a time.

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/

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 go to The Park Cafe 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 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

10.00-12.00

CLOSED

Opening Hours as of Monday 4th January 2021. 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.
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.