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Library Consultation Closing

Don’t forget that Northampton County Council’s consultation on Library Services closes on January 13th.

There is still time to make your views known here:-

NCC Consultation on Libraries

All of the options proposed involve the closure of Woodford’s library but the Parish Council is exploring the possibility of running a community library. Pat Darby is leading this initiative for the Parish Council.

Library Volunteers

Pat Darby has taken the lead role on the Parish Council for exploring the possibilities of a Community Library.

She now has an email address specifically for issues relating to this project: padarbylibrary@gmail.com

Library Meeting Info

At the recent public meeting on the future of the library in Woodford Halse, a presentation was given highlighting the costs and usage of the Library and the proposals put forward for consultation by Northants County Council.

A copy of that presentation is available here: Library Meeting 11th December 2017 Presentation.

Please note when reading this that the document has been compiled from a Powerpoint presentation and so on some pages images may overlay text from the preceding page.

Also provided are Councillor Gary Denby’s summary of the meeting which was provided to Councillors for the Parish Council Meeting on 12th December. This gives much useful background data and summarises the action points: Summary of Library Meeting 11th December 2017

Subsequent to the meeting Parish Council took the decision to explore the option of a Community Library.

Police & Library Meetings

Forthcoming meetings on local policing police and the library.

Please note that although the Library Meeting is shown as “approx 8:00pm start” it will begin immediately after the police meeting, whenever that finishes.

Children’s Centre To Close?

County Council Consultation Needs Your Say : Deadline 28/04/16.

As a result of cuts made to the budget, intended to meet austerity targets, Northamptonshire County Council intends to make changes to the way that Children’s Centre services are delivered.

The County Council consultation asks for your views and opinions about the changes that they are proposing to make to Children’s Centres in the county. Included in this is a proposal to cease using the current Children’s Centre and instead deliver services via the library on a “part-time basis”.

image009You can read the proposals in this document: Children’s Centre Consultation Proposals. (The part about Woodford Halse is on page 10.)

You can take part in the consultation here: opens in a new windowChildren’s Centre Consultation Survey or in writing or by email with details on the County Council’s web site.

Responses to the proposals must be received by 28th April 2016.

Library Rhymes + Sign & Sign..

A very successful Sing and Sign session was held at Woodford Library on Saturday 12th March.

Eight children attended with their parents and had a very enjoyable time with Julia from Sing and Sign.

Rhymetimes are held at Woodford Halse Library on Saturdays at 11.30 and Tuesdays at 2. Come along with your Under 5s and sing with us!

Find out more from Janet Beasor…

Library Manager

Woodford Halse Library

Email: woodlib@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Tel: 0300 126 1000 (option 5 then option 1)

Library Opening Changes

library2Opening hours are changing at Woodford Halse Library!

From March 7th the Library will be open as follows:

Mondays and Tuesdays
Thursdays and Fridays

Rhymetimes:  Tuesdays 2-2.30 and Saturdays 11.30-12.

Knitting Club:  Saturdays 10.15-11.15.

Craft Activity for Over 5s:  Thursdays 3.45-4.15.

Play & Learn for Under 5’s

Sessions Start September 25th

Lisa Morris, the Programme Co-ordinator – Libraries  & Children’s Centre Services is currently putting together a new activity for families living in and around Woodford Halse.

opens in a new windowplayandlearnTo add to the universal children’s centre services and activities currently being delivered by James Allnatt and his team at the Woodford Halse Library, Northamptonshire Libraries are starting a new Play and Learn session for Under 5’s to be held at the Woodford Halse Children’s Centre, Scrivens Hill every Friday between 9.30am and 11.30am.

This session is due to start on the 25th September.

opens in a new windowThis poster tells you what you need to know.

Lisa is also keen to hear from volunteers that might like to support this activity. If you would like to help, opens in a new windowhave a look at this or you can go to opens in a new windowhttp://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/getinvolved.

Library News

Summer Events At Your Library

Gardening Club, Summer Reading Record Breakers & Free Summer Rhyme Time

Kids Gardening Club has arrived!

Starting this month Woodford Halse Library will be running gardening club!  Join us on Saturday mornings from 11:15am, all ages welcome. Come and help us plant some flowers and Vegetables and add to our summer garden!

The Summer Reading Record Breakers Challenge is here!

All children aged between 4 and 12 can become record breakers this summer by joining FREE at Woodford Halse Library from NOW until  September the 12th.

In partnership with Guinness World Records each joiner receives a bumper world record poster and access to exclusive rewards, online games, and the awesome official record breakers app.

image002All you have to do is read 6 books – any books you like – from the Library over the summer and every time you read 2, you’ll be given a new set of FREE (smelly) stickers to complete the record breakers poster!

If you manage to complete the challenge and read 6 books you can claim your very own FREE Record Breakers Medal and Certificate and go up on Woodford Halse Library’s Record Breakers Hall of Fame for all to see!

All through the summer, the library will be running record breaking free themed activities for all ages so pop in and help us get crafty!


Free Summer Rhyme Times for Under 5s!

Every Tuesday 2:00pm – 2:30pm; Every Saturday 11:30am – 12:00pm at the Library

Library Space For Hire

The Library space is now available to hire for community events at very competitive rates during closing time. A cosy and intimate space, ideal for small to medium-sized groups, hiring options start at an hour at a time. For further information call into the Library or visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Library News

Craft, Rhymes, IT & More!

imagesAs well as the Local History sessions on Sunday afternoons ( opens in a new windowsee here), we thought you’d like to know about these events and activities taking place at the Library…..

Free Tablet and Laptop Help sessions are currently underway at the Library every Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30. If you need help with your tech BOOK NOW to see our resident IT buddy and learn how to get the best out of your laptop, tablet or other device!

Beside these new sessions our weekly activities are going strong:

  • Come and join us for ‘RhymeTime’ at Woodford Halse Library 11:30am – 12:00 every Saturday for under 5s! This is a nursery rhyme active sing-a-long run by our fantastic Rhyme time Leader. Grans and Grandads, Mums and Dads bring your children and stay to sing-along.
  • Knitting Club every Saturday 10:30-11:30am for 7-11 year olds
  • Free children’s craft activity every Sunday. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family Craft Activities In the Library for children and adults to come and enjoy! Running every Wednesday, activities so far have included: a fantastic cake making and decorating session (come have a taste and bring a topping as we run another on Wednesday the 4th of Feb), pumpkin lantern craft, beautiful dream weavers and Paper Firework decorations. With activities running every Wednesday afternoon from 4, pop on down and join the festivities!

Work on the garden is progressing wonderfully, thanks to the kind and brilliant work of Abbi Bayliss and the team. The Library would like to say a big thank you this month to Alpha-Cure for donating our wonderful Library Christmas tree, which has been appreciated by all, and to Kevin Bunting for offering to help the Library with getting some soil for our garden. We are really grateful for your continued support.

Interested in Volunteering? Come and pop in to Woodford Halse Library and have a look at our many volunteer roles! We currently have volunteers helping children read, create a beautiful library garden, help with leading RhymeTime sessions and lots of other roles. If you think you might be interested please pop into the library for an informal discussion.

Last but not least, the Library space is now available to hire for community events at very competitive rates during closing time. A cosy and intimate space ideal for small to medium-sized groups, hiring options start at an hour at a time. For further information call into the Library or see the Library Room Hire page at  www.northamptonshire.gov.uk.



Library News

More Than Just Books To Borrow.

There’s always something going on at Woodford’s Library, just near the imageschurch.

Rhyme Time sessions for 0-5 year olds take place from 11:30am-12:00 every Saturday. Parents and Toddlers can come and sing along to nursery rhymes with rattles and scarves with our Rhyme Time leader.

Knitting Club meets on Saturday from 10:30am till 11:30am for ages 7-11. We’d love to have 3 or 4 more come along.

Reading champion sessions, every Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm, are free to all children five to eleven years old (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult) to help them improve their reading skills. Just drop into the Library to book your place.

There’s a 50% off Sale at the library of all last season’s stock. There are some lovely new lines of shop items in too.

Why not drop in to see what’s happening?

Comic Book Club

The Phoenix Rises At Woodford Library

Starting February 28th, every Friday after school (3:30 – 4:15pm), Woodford Library will be hosting the Phoenix Comic Book Club with:heroes

  • regular weekly magazine
  • quizzes
  • crafts
  • competions

It’s free so come along and make this club your own!

Under 9’s need to be accompanied.

The Library is looking for children and adults to help with this weekly event so if you can spare some time, let them know.

Library Managers Wanted

Two vacancies have been announced by the Northants Library Service. Library.

Managers are needed for Woodford Halse Library and for Middleton Cheney Library. Find out more and learn how to apply here.