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1st February 2024

Play Cantonese Group get ready for the Year of the Dragon

The Play Cantonese group who meet at the library on the fourth Saturday of each month had a wonderful time last week with the children getting ready for the Chinese New Year celebrations in a few days time. Some lovely pictures of dragons were made to celebrate the year of the dragon. Of course the children's library has a wonderful mural including a huge dragon - very appropriate for the coming year.

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19th October 2023

Sarah Green MP visits the library

Local MP Sarah Green (front right) dropped into Little Chalfont Community Library on Thursday 19th October to lend her support and discover more about what we do.
She spent time listening in at children’s Storytime, met Jamie at his Digital Skills drop-in clinic, spoke to library users, and talked about how the Library runs with managers Wendy and Geraldine and longstanding volunteer Jenny.
She discussed the library’s funding and future plans with chairman Graham and treasurer Julia over a cuppa and even managed to find time to add a few pieces to our current jigsaw!

24th September 2023

New Community Café

We are opening a Community Café in the library on Wednesdays from 4th October, 3.00-4.30pm. So if you are new to the area, feel a bit lonely, love meeting new people then please come along for free coffee/tea, cake and a chat.

21st September 2023

Extra dates for digital skills training

Thanks to Jamie and Jules, the two volunteers who are offering to help with people's IT issues, we now have digital training sessions every two weeks. Click here to see the latest dates.

5th December 2022

Buckinghamshire's welcoming spaces

The library is part of the welcoming spaces initiative. We are a warm, free, safe space. Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Information, support, free access to WiFi, computers and a cosy corner. For help with the cost of living, please visit buckinghamshire.gov.uk/cost-of-living

11th January 2023

Library Fundraising Quiz

Our annual fundraising quiz is back and will be held on Saturday 18th February at 7.30pm  Save the date and get your thinking cap ready! Further details will be available here soon.

25th October 2022

Free Digital Skills Training

Get the help you need to make the best of your laptop, tablet or smartphone with our free one-to-one training. Click here for full details.

25th October 2022

Where do novelists get their ideas from?

 

Author Bobbie Darbyshire was going to be giving a talk at the Library. Unfortunately this has now  been cancelled.

13th October 2022

Half-Term Special Event on 28th October 2022

 

Author and Illustrator Bryony Thomson is running three special workshops for 4-8 year olds on how to draw your very own monster. 

22nd August 2022

New Large Print Books

 

The library's selection of large pint books has been enhanced greatly today and a large selection of new books is now on display.

15th August 2022

New Mural in Children's Library

 

Thanks to many hours of hard work by children's illustrator Bryony Thomson we now have a beautiful, custom-designed, mural covering the walls in the Children's Library. The mural shows all sorts of creatures and even aliens all enjoying their books. Do come and have a look - it is amazing!

5th July 2022

New Summer Reading Challenge

 

The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge starts on 9th July.

21st June 2022

Platinum Jubilee Quiz Winners

 

Our clever Jubilee quiz winners happily collected their prize hamper today. Congratulations to Hardeep Irish and the children, Anoushka and Leon

21st May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Quiz

 

Please support your local library by entering our royal themed quiz to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee. Click here for full details.

3rd April 2022

Easter Quiz

 

Make the most of your visit to the library this Easter with our free Children's Easter competition. Click here for full details.

21st January 2022

More new jigsaws now available

 

The new jigsaw lending library has been so well received that we have now added 18 lovely new puzzles to our stock. We now have more than 70 jigsaws in a wide range of styles for you to borrow. Pop in and take a look!

20th January 2022

Storytime to re-start next week

 

After a short pause due to the Omicron pandemic we are delighted to announce that Storytime will re-start on Thursday 27th January 2022.

16th January 2022

Help Enhance the Children's Book Section

   

Would you like to help out the library with a financial donation? We are currently planning to build new shelving in our children’s book section. Any contributions towards this can now be made on The Big Give on our campaign page. Please follow the link by clicking the Big Give logo here …Thank you!

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15th December 2021

Thursday Storytime Cancelled

 

Please note that Storytime is cancelled until further notice for Covid reasons. The library will still remain open for books and jigsaws

13th December 2021

Free Computer Classes start in January 2022

 

Get the most from your tablet or smartphone with our free four-week course. Covering security basics, email, taking and sending photos, browsing the Internet and much more.

The course will be run over four one-hour sessions on Tuesday mornings starting on 11th January 2022 from 10.30-11.30am

Places are limited so if you would like to join us do please sign up by email using the contact form, call us on 01494-764602 or pop in to sign up in person.

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28th October 2021

New Jigsaw Lending Library

 

We are delighted to announce an exciting new facility for jigsaw-loving library members - our new jigsaw lending library. Thanks to donations from several volunteers and library users we have a lovely wide range of jigsaws available for you to borrow. The jigsaws range from straightforward 500 piece puzzles to back-to-front fiendishly difficult ones right up to a 3D jigsaw model of the Eiffel Tour! There is no charge to borrow a jigsaw and no fixed time by which you must return it. All we ask is that you enjoy solving the puzzles and try not to lose any pieces!

20th October 2021

Management Update – Little Chalfont Community Library

 

I am delighted to report that Little Chalfont Community Library is under new management.

The new team are experienced volunteers Geraldine Newman, Gill Hudgell and Wendy Yellowley who have also joined the Library Committee. They have been responsible for the running of the Library since 1st September and they are sharing the responsibilities between them. They each bring a different but complementary set of skills to the Library and are looking to keep our Library as popular as ever.

 

Left to right – Geraldine Newman, Gill Hudgell and Wendy Yellowley.

Photo courtesy and copyright of photographer Patrick Hudgell.

 

Graham Yellowley

Chairman, Little Chalfont Community Library

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20th September 2021

David Retires as Library Manager

We held a small drinks party in the library this week to mark our library manager’s retirement. Many of you will recognise David who has been the welcoming face of the library ever since we opened 15 years ago. Fortunately he will continue to be very much a presence in the library, volunteering and running the film nights.

It was great to have the three Chairmen (two past and one present) all together with him, along with many volunteers.

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23rd October 2019

Chairman's Introduction


The chair of the Library Trustees is Graham Yellowley.

Graham said "The Library is a tremendous asset to the Community and I am honoured to become Chairman, having been a Trustee since October 2018. The Library provides a warm and friendly service to its Customers through Volunteers, Trustees, website manager and many others, they are a great team.

"The Library has grown from strength to strength with 20,000 visitors per year and is known for its up to date ranges of books for all ages, film shows, knit & knatter, computer classes and other events.

"Going forwards the challenge for the Library is:-

  1. funding to continue to generate income to meet its running costs and

  2. to transition from the Bucks County Council to the Bucks Unitary Authority.

"In terms of funding the Library requests and receives grants from Little Chalfont Parish Council, Chiltern District Council as well as donations from Community residents and other charities. Without these the Library would not be able to sustain its service to the Community.

"The creation of the Bucks Unitary Authority in 2020 brings changes to the whole of Buckinghamshire and the contractual relationship that exists between Bucks County Council and Little Chalfont Community Library will need to be transitioned to Bucks Unitary Authority. I will be liaising with Bucks County Council on the transition and managing the changes to the Library’s contract.

"I believe the Little Chalfont Community Library has a bright future and I look forward to seeing you there."

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