Generous donation boosts library stock

Collecting and sorting a donation of more than 2,000 books took some hard work, but a team of volunteers from Castle Donington Community Library completed the challenge with ease.  For more information click here. It took six cars to fetch the books. 2,000 books take a lot of sorting. The books were a gift from Ibstock […]

2000 books gift

A row of paperback book spines

Castle Donington Community Library has just received a donation of 2000 books. The haul is a gift from Ibstock Community College and a team of volunteers from Donington travelled in six cars to collect them. A second team at the library were on hand to sort and store the books away. The books were all in […]

Committee takes over library management

Following its official opening, Castle Donington Community Library has set up a management committee to arrange the day-to-day running of the service. The library was taken over by a team of volunteers in June to prevent its closure because of spending cuts by the county council. It was officially opened by local author Andy Cope […]

Andy Cope and Spy Dog open the library

Author Andrew Cope officially opened Castle Donington Community Library and brought along  the famous Spy Dog – the inspiration for his most successful series of children’s books. He wished the library luck for the future and said he was pleased that it had been saved from funding cuts. And he praised the team of volunteers […]

Official library opening July 9

A row of paperback book spines

Derby-born local author Andrew Cope will officially open the new Castle Donington Community Library at 12 noon on Saturday, July 9. The writer of the successful Spy Dog, Spy Pup, Spy Cat and Raccoon Rampage children’s books will cut a ribbon to mark the formal launch of the library under its new volunteer managers and […]

Big Friendly Read – reading challenge

Children aged 3-12 can take part in a giant reading adventure at Castle Donington Community Library this summer. The Big Friendly Read is an exciting reading challenge taking place in all Leicestershire libraries, including mobiles, beginning July 9. The event also celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl, the world’s favourite storyteller. Children sign up to […]

Successful handover to volunteers

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Castle Donington Community library is now officially in the hands of a team of volunteers who have agreed to run it. The first day of the takeover went well, with a steady trickle of library members calling in to borrow or return books, use the library computers, or carry out local history research. Members were […]

Author Andrew Cope booked for official opening

Derbyshire author Andrew Cope will officially open the new community library on Saturday, July 9. He is well known as a children’s writer and among his books are the Spy Dog, Spy Pups and Spy Cat series. More details of the opening event will be announced nearer the time. Meanwhile you can read more about […]

Volunteers take over Castle Donington Library

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Castle Donington Library is about to be transformed into Castle Donington Community Library. Starting on 22 June 2016 the control and day to day running of the library on Delven Lane will move from Leicestershire County Council Library Services to a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation run by volunteers from the local community. It is hoped […]