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Library Management Committee agree unanimously to move to The Hub

On the 13th December the Managing Committee of your Castle Donington Community Library agreed unanimously in principle to move the service to the proposed community Hub. This decision was based on an analysis of the long term financial options open to the library remaining at its current location and the anticipated benefits to the library service that become possible from within a building that houses a number of community focussed operations. This decision comes after extensive community consultation on the proposed development of a community Hub over the last few years and acts as an anchor for the planning discussions relating to the public access areas of the Hub that are now taking place. We will, of course, keep you updated with progress on this exciting project as it develops.

Planned Volunteer Training Program

Below is a list of scheduled training sessions planned for the two weeks before we take over running the library. At the moment all we ask is that people note the dates an keep some time free on these dates. A booking system will be published shortly

An introduction to your library
You will learn about:
Your library information manual
Data protection
Safeguarding
The layout of the building
Opening and closing the building
No computer experience necessary

Tuesday 7th June 10-12am & 6:30-8:30pm

The Library Management System
Session A ( for all computer users)
You will learn how to:
Borrow and return a book
Renew a book
Pay fines/ charges
Join new members

Tuesday 14th June 2-4pm & 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday 15th June 7-9pm

Session B (must have attended LMS A)
You will learn how to:
Deal with incoming deliveries
Look for books for other libraries
Customer copying

Thursday 16th June 10-12 noon
Friday 17th June 10-12 noon

Library Management System Absolute beginners
For those less confident with IT
Tuesday 14th June 10-12 noon

Stock handling
You will learn how to:
Identify different book categories
Shelve fiction and non – fiction books
Shelve children’s books
Promote your stock
Handle donations
No computer experience necessary

Tuesday 7th June 2-4pm
Wednesday 8th June 7-9pm

The digital library service
A look at our digital offer:
How to access our online catalogue
Searching for and reserving titles online
Online reference library
E-Books, E-Audio, E-Magazines
Customer printing
Computer experience beneficial

Thursday 9th June 10-12 noon
Friday 10th June 10-12noon