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


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

Castle Donington LIbrary

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 […]

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 […]

Training to start 6th June 2016

Castle Donington Library will start to be operated by toe community on 20th June 2016. Training of volunteers will start on 6th June. The link below provides a summary of the training available. Training sessions will take 2 hours and will be timetabled when the library is closed. Training sessions will be mornings, afternoons, evenings […]