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- CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

COVID-19 UPDATE.

It is with deep regret that the cafe and library are now closed until further notice. Library books can be posted through the letterbox if you wish to return them and no fines will be issued for late returns.

The date for returning items borrowed from the library has been extended to 5th September.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is underway and children can join in a summer of fun with the Silly Squad! Sign up here:

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

The picture shows the Silly Squad characters from the Summer Reading Challenge.

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.

Library Book Returns.

Please hang on to your library books at home until the library is open again.

The picture shows a recent Tweet from Leicestershire Libraries about the extension of borrowed books.

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 SUMMER OPENING HOURS.

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

15.00-17.00

SATURDAY

09.00 – 13.00

Closed

Please note, the library is closed for lunch Monday-Thursday from 12.30-2pm.

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.