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Burton Latimer library

Using the library

It is free to join the library and to borrow books. We have thousands of books, plus audio books on CD, and DVDs for you to choose from. We also offer:

Help for those with special needs

  • Disabled access
  • Reading aid: handheld magnifier

Computer facilities & online access

  • 3 computers with broadband internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Northamptonshire County Council website access point
  • Colour laser printer
  • Scanner & photocopier

Regular local “surgeries” run by…

Wellbeing assessment & advice (by appointment)

This free service offers advice on weight management, emotional wellbeing, financial support, social inclusion, smoking and alcohol, housing support, employment, and adult learning. After an initial assessment (which can be done online – or by ‘phone, on 0300126 5000), eligible customers are offered an appointment with an advisor. Further information is available on the First For Wellbeing website (www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk), or via email (info@firstforwellbeing.co.uk).

For further information or to comment upon our services, please use the contact details on the right.

Friends (& Friends Plus) of the library

The Friends of Burton Latimer Library aim to support and raise the profile of the town’s library. It was the first ‘Library Friends’ scheme to be set up in north Northants.

Aims and activities

The Friends scheme, along with the closely-related Friends Plus group, hopes to encourage wider use of the library by organising a range of extra activities – such as book sales, children’s events, coffee mornings and author events.

How to get involved

Both the scheme and the Friends Plus group are open to library members and non-members. To find out more, either…

  • ask the library for an information sheet, or…
  • visit the Friends of Northamptonshire Libraries page of the county council’s website, or…
  • Join us for our regular coffee morning on the second Saturday of every month.

Family-friendly activities

We organise a number of activities that are specially aimed at families with young children.

The sessions are all about child development, and getting young children ‘school ready’. Parents, carers, childminders, and grandparents with children under 5 are welcome to attend.

The sessions include…

Rhyme time + ‘Play & Learn’

These fun sessions are for the under fives and their parents / carers. Join us each week during term-time for 30 minutes of rhymes and movement.

  • Tuesdays, 10.15am – 11.15am: Play & Learn – for under-1s
  • Thursdays, 10.30am – 11am: Rhymetime – for toddlers aged 2+
  • Thursdays, 11.30am – 12 noon: Bounce & Rhyme – for babies
  • Fridays, 10.30am – 11.30am: Play & Learn – for under-5s

Bookstart

This national scheme aims to encourage every child to have owned their own book by the time they go to school.

Further information is available from the library.

Address

High Street, Burton Latimer

Contacts

   0300 126 1000 (select option 5, then option 1)

   burtlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

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