The Library has moved to new more spacious premises in the adjacent Reading Room. Opening times have now been extended to Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and and the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning (see Opening Hours below).
From May 3rd, the popular Tuesday morning café will reopen, with the opportunity for socialising in a relaxed atmosphere. The History Society room, which will be housed in the former library at the front of the building, will be open at the same time.
Tea, coffee and a biscuit for £1 will be available on Tuesday mornings 10 am – 12 pm. This facility will be open to both library and non-library members. Seating will be available on the sofa or at the small circular tables.
The move was made possible by a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
Leintwardine Talk Community Hub
When Leintwardine Library reopens on 5th April it is also launching as a Leintwardine Talk Community Hub.
Talk Community is bringing the people of Herefordshire together; we want our residents, businesses, community leaders and council to all play their part to make Herefordshire a better place to live and work. The Directory is your point of contact to access information, signposting and health and wellbeing needs both locally and nationally, ranging from local activities to national campaigns.
There will be a computer space for both library members and non-members to access the Talk Community Directory (situated on the desktop) or pop in to pick up a range of leaflets. If you can’t get to the library you can access the Directory from home at Talk Community Directory.
Your local library is supported by Leintwardine Group Parish Council, and run by volunteers. Leintwardine Community Library is part of Herefordshire County Library Service. Full details about the service.
The library is located in the Reading Room, at the Leintwardine Centre, High St, Leintwardine
Opening Hours (from May 2022)
Tuesdays: 10.00 am – 1.30 pm
Thursdays: 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm
First Saturday in the month: 10.00 am until 12.00 pm
Third Saturday in the month: 10.00 am until 12.00 pm
You can support the library by joining and getting a reader’s card or by visiting and borrowing some books. Get in touch and tell us what you think!
Library Sub-Committee of LGPC
The Leintwardine Group Parish Council took over responsibility for rent and electricity costs of the library from April 2014, saving it from closure. The library is now staffed by volunteers. The Parish Council set up a sub-committee to oversee the day-to-day running of the library, and plan for the future.
Chair – Councillor Emma Gorbutt
Secretary – Mark Ferrero
Volunteers’ Co-ordinator – Sheila Chilvers
Here are some of the things we have already done:
- Run a successful pilot of mother and toddler sessions
- Held an author event
- Piloted new opening hours (for example on 1st Saturdays)
- Set up a “Friends of Leintwardine Community Library” society
Friends of Leintwardine Community Library
FOLCL was founded in June 2014, and is open for membership.
Contact points for further information
Volunteering – Sheila Chilvers firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining FOLCL – Patrick Orton email@example.com
Ideas and suggestions – Mark Ferrero firstname.lastname@example.org