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Kirby Muxloe Library and Community Hub

Tell us more about Kirby Muxloe Library and Community Hub.

Kirby Muxloe Library is so much more than a place to borrow books. We are committed to being a Community Hub that provides a place of comfort, inspiration and warmth aimed at strengthening both the community spirit and the wellbeing of the individual.

How does the library support the local community?

From October 3rd, during our normal opening hours, we will open the library as a ‘Warm Haven’. You can come along and just sit with your family and friends, or on your own, chat, have a cup of tea/coffee. You can bring your children along to play – we have loads of toys. Maybe you would like to use the computers, bring your own craft or hobby activities with you, socialise with others, do a jigsaw, play board games – whatever. If you want to borrow books, that’s fine. If you don’t, that’s fine too.

The ’Warm Haven’ also supports those of you that work from home, you can bring your laptop along and use our free Wi-Fi. You can work in the Library or our Community Room, during open hours, in warm and comfortable surroundings at no cost to yourselves.

Our regular activities are still taking place, the Café is about to introduce toasted tea cakes for the winter months, in addition to tea and freshly ground coffee. During term time we have a Toddler Tales group held on Tuesday mornings, 9-10am, and on the 4th Saturday of each month we have a coffee morning, with delicious hand-made cakes and children’s craft activities.

How can people find out more?

For the latest news on what is happening at Kirby Muxloe Library and Community Hub, visit our website. Information can also be found on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Find the links to all of these at the bottom of this page.

Croft Good Neighbours

Tell us more about Croft Good Neighbours.

The Croft Good Neighbour scheme provides short term assistance for the residents of Croft through the help of local volunteers, all of whom have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The scheme also endeavours to encourage self-help, friendship and neighbourliness within the local community. The scheme is for everyone regardless of age, including those who are self-isolating due to Covid-19 so, if you are in need of help, please get in touch.

We are proud to have twice been Runner-Up in the Blaby District Council Community Group of the Year Awards (2019 and 2021). We have been running since 2015 and currently have seventeen volunteers, if you would like to enquire about joining us a volunteer, please see the information below.

How can you help?

The list includes, but is not limited to:

  • Transport (for example, doctor or hospital appointments)
  • Shopping
  • Household assistance and simple DIY
  • Using the internet
  • Form-filling
  • Occasional dog-walking
  • Collect your prescription
  • Keeping in touch with you

How can residents access your services or find out more?

For more information, please visit the Croft Good Neighbours website (link at the bottom of the page) or call 07590 246386.

Become a Volunteer!

If you would like to enquire about becoming a volunteer member of Croft Good Neighbours, please call the number above, or email us contact@croftgoodneighbours.com.

Love Blaby Lottery and Blaby District Community Grants

Blaby District Council can help with funding for your community group, sports club or other VCS organisation! Through the Love Blaby Lottery or Community Grants Scheme you can get access to funding that can make a real difference. Please see the links at the bottom of the page to find out more.

Last updated 30 September 2022
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