Click here to find out all about this year’s Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge
summer reading challenge 2020
We have hundreds of donated books we are delivering safely to the door of anyone in Kibworth and Smeeton who wants them.
Click for more information home delivery of books
Creating bespoke equipment to help disabled people live more independently
Come and see what amazing work they do on
Wednesday 4th March from 2 – 5pm
Thursday 23rd January from 2 – 8pmPop in and be inspired
Click here for more information
Join us on Wednesday 4th December as part of Kibworth’s Christmas Late Night Shopping event Christmas late night shopping
Terry’s Chocolate Oranges in cute little outfits! Perfect stocking fillers and only £3 each!!
Please join us in conversation with the Reverend Jeannie Kendall. She’ll be talking about her first book Finding our Voice. Find out more here – Finding our Voice
Feminism is much in the news just now, with emphasis on
gender equality in the workplace, so Joanna Trollope’s novel is particularly
relevant, dealing as it does with the complex issues faced by women who have
both a career and domestic life.
Trollope’s touch is light, but there can be no doubt about the
seriousness with which she tackles the problem. […]
Sparrows and starlings, peregrines and puffins, wrens,
warblers and waders – when and how did they all get their names?
Since he was a small boy, Stephen Moss has been a bird
lover. He inherited his mother’s love of the English language, studied English
and made a study of bird poetry.
His book is a treasure trove of […]
Please join us on Friday 4th October to hear this wonderful author talk about her debut novel – The way through the woods Click here for more information
Please join us on
Friday 27th September
from 11am – 1pm
to eat, drink and raise money for this fabulous cause!
Lovely cakes and win every time tombola!!
Love reading? Read Kibworth Primary School children’s reviews here….
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The Unforgotten Coat
On Thursday 22nd August from 2 – 4.30pm we’ll be having a Junk Box Build with a Space theme
A Play Reading Group!! Bring out your inner thespian!
Click here for more information!
On Wednesday 14th August with his Forest Folk Tales for Children
Tom the Tale Teller
Children from 4 – 12 years old can join the fabulous Rocket family and chase down naughty aliens who have stolen our books!
They can sign up from Saturday 6th July!!!
Space Chase – Summer Reading Challenge 2019
Friday 21st June – all day!!
If you love music and singing along then join us in the Library.
Click here for more information – Make music day
Four great author events will be held in the Library this year. See more details by clicking the link below
Kibworth Book Festival 2019
Come and celebrate Elmer the Elephant’s 30th birthday with us! 10am until 1pm. Face painting, children’s crafts, cakes, refreshments and plants!
Leicestershire County Council’s Library Service are sending collections of books to Community Managed Libraries and we have just received ours!!
It’s Spring!! Come and find the perfect book to enjoy in the lovely sunshine.
Saturday 9th March
10.00am – 12.30pm
Let your children be transported to a magical world!
Tom the Tale Teller will be in the Library during half term week on Wednesday 20th February from 10.30 to 11.30am
A talk by the author and journalist about her latest book.
In the library we are looking to the future and considering what changes may be needed over the next few years. We would love to have your input. There are questionnaires in the library to complete, or you can download a questionnaire here, print it out, fill it in and drop it off in the library. […]
If you are looking for something different to do or would like to meet new people then come along on the first Wednesday of the month from 2 – 5pm […]
We will be opening from 6 – 9pm this Wednesday 5th December as part of the Kibworth Christmas late night shopping event. […]
A talk by Stephen Butt
Our very own local Historian and author
Discover the men and women behind the big brands that began in Leicestershire. […]
Former Women’s Editor and Features Writer for the Leicester Mercury
Reminiscing with Leicestershire celebrities
Journalist Joan Stephens met many famous people, both local and national, over the course of her career with the Leicester Mercury. […]
Beautiful poppies, handmade by our knitting group, are for sale in the library. All proceeds go to the Royal British Legion.
Do you lack confidence in using your computer, tablet or phone?
Help with electronic devices is available in the Library, free of charge. […]
Love reading? Read Joan Stephens latest reviews…….
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
Robber Rabbit by Alice Hemming
Unbelievably Boring Bart, by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski
Bay Tree Cottage, by Anna Jacobs
Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada
The sub-title of this novel is Othello Retold. Tracy Chevalier, writer of Girl with a Pearl Earring, has set her version of the powerful Shakespearean tragedy in a 1970s Washington high school and having read it, I am still not sure whether to class it as Young Adult Fiction or simply fiction. […]
To celebrate the nation’s much-loved libraries October 8th to the 13th was designated National Libraries Week.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us, share tea, cake and conversation, check out our groups and borrow our lovely books!
We’re always here for you!
We have a wide range of donated, good quality books, jigsaws and board games available at bargain prices
Doors are open from 10am to 1pm
Every penny raised goes towards keeping the library open
Kirsty Whawell, manager of both of Kibworth’s GP practices, will be in the Library to answer your questions about the proposed merger
Friday 21st September
from 9.15 – 11.15 am
Please come along and make sure that you have a say in the future of our GP services
Please join us for the launch of Stephen’s second book published this summer
Many of the high street names that meet our twenty-first century needs began with men and women who had ideas, imagination and sheer determination in a different age. Whether you are nine or ninety, shopping is a universal part of modern-day life, and in British […]
Wednesday 5th September
7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
One hungover Sunday, writer and journalist Marianne Power decided to road test one self-help book a month for a year. She would tackle her issues one book at a time, starting with FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY, and she would follow the advice to the word. Surely […]
Puppets are perfect for imaginative play, and can be used again and again for storytelling fun. The best thing is, it’s easy to show a child how to make a puppet – not only can they be as simple or sophisticated as you like, but making puppets is just as much fun as playing with them!
Please come and join us for a very special book launch on Wednesday August 15th
Stephen Butt, our local historian, has a new book being published as part of the Historic England collection. “Leicester” is an illustrated history of Leicester and Leicestershire
The photographs throughout this book are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation’s record […]
On his way from Australia to the Edinburgh Festival Damon Young will be stopping off in the Library to talk about his new book The Art of Reading.
This wonderful book celebrates the curiosity, patience, courage and joy which reading brings us.
Thursday 9th August at 7.30pm
Doors open at 7pm for complimentary drinks
Tickets from the Bookshop Kibworth – […]
Bring the children along to the Library for these Summer activities!
“Mischief Makers” – this year’s Summer Reading Challenge!!
Starts on Saturday 7th July
Children’s Story and Rhyme Time for the under 5s
– every Friday from 10 – 10.30am
There will also be a village treasure hunt once school finishes and look out for details of our puppet making workshop in August!
Come and pick up your Summer Reading Challenge booklet, take out your first lot of books to start collecting your stickers. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers!!!!
Lisa Jewell & Ruth Ware BookFest Poster -final
Talk | Q&A | Book-Signing
Wednesday 27th June | 7:30pm, Kibworth Library
£5 in advance / £6 on the door / included in the BookFest Passport
Lisa Jewell, the prolific author of 16 novels, celebrated in the bestseller charts this season with ‘Then She Was Gone’ will be in conversation with ace […]
Kibworth and Smeeton WI have been celebrating their 100th year at Kibworth Community Library
As part of the celebrations we have been Yarn Bombed!! By popular demand the display is staying up for another week.
Please come and see the amazing work that they have done in our garden and all along our railings!
The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook
Thursday 14th June | 7:30pm, Kibworth Library
£5 in advance / £6 on the door / included in the BookFest Passport
Michael Brooks is celebrated for his talks and journalism which explain complex scientific ideas to the common man and woman. He’ll be presenting a history of the Renaissance mathematics that birthed imaginary numbers, probability, […]
Tuesday 5th June | 7:30pm, Kibworth Library
£5 in advance / £6 on the door / included in the BookFest Passport
Client Earth is a body of activist lawyers committed to securing a healthy planet by taking corporations to task on environmental issues. Founders James Thornton and Martin Goodman will give a fascinating talk about the journey […]
The Things We Thought We Knew
Wednesday 6th June | 7:30pm, Kibworth Library
£5 in advance / £6 on the door / included in the BookFest Passport
Mahsuda Snaith will be ‘in conversation’ with Debbie from The Bookshop, talking about her debut book, which lead her to be included on The Observer’s ‘New Face of Fiction’ list last […]
The following author event is being held at Kibworth Community Library at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale at Kibworth Bookshop
Wednesday 27th June – Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware ‘ Then She Was Gone’ and ‘The Lying Game’
Join us on Saturday 9th June for our Golden Anniversary Fete to celebrate 50 years in Paget Street.
We are also celebrating the Second Anniversary of our becoming a Community Library and our new status as a registered charity!
From 10am until 3pm there will be: Children’s fun – crafts, treasure hunts, cake and book stalls, plant sale […]
Watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot at St Wilfrid’s Church from 11am . Please come and see also all the flower displays on show, including the beautiful arrangement by the Library ‘Turning over a new leaf’.
The flowers are on display until June 1st.
We are here to help you in your quest to find out about your family history – how to start, where to look and try to help you find answers. Places will be available when we re-start after the summer holidays.
We meet on alternate Monday afternoons, 2.00 – 4.00 pm at Kibworth Community Library. Next session Monday 10th September […]
The friendly staff from Kibworth’s Lloyds Pharmacy will be on hand after the Children’s Story and Rhyme to give Summer Health advice.
They can answer any questions you have about suncreams, allergies, eczema or asthma, and any other topic you have concerns about.
Please drop in to see them and give yourselves a lovely healthy Summer!
Our ever popular Book Sale is on again! Treat yourself or a friend to a lovely book or two!
We have a fine range of fiction, cookery, reference, travel and history books for sale at low prices.
All proceeds go to keeping the library open.
Adventures of a Travelling Author – Steve Bowkett entertains with tales of his many school visits. Steve has written over 75 books for children and teachers and has been to hundreds of schools to run storytelling sessions and creative writing workshops. In this talk Steve recounts some of the interesting and humorous things he’s seen and […]
Because of the bad weather the Library Reading Group due to meet tonight has been postponed until next Thursday 8th March at 7pm
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Due to the inclement weather Go Learn have had to postpone their drop in session until Friday 16th March – please see details below
Your local Learning and Work Adviser, Linda Bradbury, will be in the library from 10.30am till 1pm on Friday 16th March.
Please drop in to see her if you need any advice.
Hidden Leicester – Behind the facades – A talk by Kibworth Historian Stephen Butt Thursday 8th March 2pm
On Thursday March 8th Kibworth historian Stephen Butt will take you inside, beneath and above familiar Leicester landmarks, revealing their their hidden histories.
“Harry — I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!”
And she sprinted away, up the stairs.
“What does she understand?” said Harry distractedly, still looking around, trying to tell where the voice had come from.
“Loads more than I do,” said Ron, shaking his head.
“But why’s she got to go to the library?”
“Because that’s […]
Staff from Kibworth’s Lloyds Pharmacy will be in the library to give advice on how to stay fit, healthy and well during the flu season and what to do and where to go if you feel unwell.
They will also have information to support people wanting to lose weight and become more active this year and how […]
Popular crime author Jane A Adams returns to Kibworth Library to talk about her latest book, Fakes and Lies in the Naomi Blake series, and also the paperback release of her Henry Johnstone novel, The Murder Book.
Calling all 8-10 yrs old, come and participate in Steves Stories, a great interactive reading session. £1.50 includes a biscuit and a drink
As the night draws in, make yourself a nice cup of tea and settle down on the sofa with a great book from our huge selection of november novels sale! Non fiction books about golf, gardening, cooking…..childrens fiction, chicklit, horror, biographies, crime, thrillers, even romance.
All proceeds go to help to continue to fund our Community Library, […]
This event is being run by Citizen’s Advice Leicestershire and will help people identify where they can save money by switching gas and electricity suppliers.
Please join us on Tuesday 21st November 10am-12.30pm
EVENT CANCELLED 🙁 Shakespeare specialist Daniel Delargy brings the bard to Kibworth Thursday 23rd November 7.30pm
By Particular Desire ‘By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes’ to Kibworth Community Library on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm. Stephen Butt in conversation with Shakespeare specialist Daniel Delargy, who has studied at The Globe. Tickets on sale in advance, £5 with complimentary welcome drink. […]
Our very own Christmas Cards NOW ON SALE!!!!!!!! Congratulations William Greenwood & Ella Mary Kitchen
William Greenwood, aged 4-7 category, and Ella Mary Kitchen, aged 8-11 are the winners of our Christmas card design competition. Their designs look fabulous on our beautifully printed cards.
Christmas cards with these two winners designs now on sale at the Library!!!! Fantastic competitive prices with 100% of the proceeds helping to fund the running of our […]
Stealing the dark…creates more shadows. Grimalkin Books is proud to present fifteen tales of strange, unexpected and otherworldly happenings.
Settle down in a comfortable chair, dim the lights and allow the shadows to gather. Immerse yourself in a world of ghosts and green men, or imaginary friends that are more than they seem and spontaneous creations, sprung […]
Our Library Reading Group is held the first Thursday of every month from 7-8pm. The first session will be a get-together to find out what everyone would like to read, and to deal with ordering books etc. The group will be led by Carolyn Penfold, and will meet on the first Thursday of each month. £2.50 including […]
Please join us for our Christmas fair on Saturday 9th December between 2-5pm. We will be holding a huge raffle with some amazing prizes. More details to follow later….
Children’s Chess Club is held every Monday (no sessions on bank holiday Mondays) from 4.45 – 5.30pm. £1 per child.
Harborough Lifeline is a not for profit service offered by Harborough District Council providing personal alarms for elderly and vulnerable people. Our aim is to give our clients and their families peace of mind that help is always at hand and to help people to stay as independent as possible for as long as they want […]
Central England Co-operative have awarded Kibworth Community Library a generous grant to spend on IT equipment! The aim is to use this equipment to offer IT training and support to Library Users and Volunteers. Everyone should have the opportunity and the skills to make the most of the digital age we live in and the library will be THE place […]
NaNoWriMo November is National Novel Writing Month. Challenge yourself to write a novel in a month with the support of Kibworth library. UEA creative writing graduate Daniel Delargy is offering weekly trouble-shooting and motivational support throughout November. Budding novelists, please contact the library to arrange.
Children’s author Steve Bowkett who now lives in Kibworth and also writes books for teachers will be running storytelling sessions for children aged 8 –10 monthly on Wednesdays from 3.45 to 4.30, next one 16th November followed by 13th December. Steve is a renowned and lively storyteller, encouraging the children to participate as well. £1.50 payment […]
Its OUR week!!! Its a chance to discover all the amazing things going on in our Library. Try out new workshops, learn french or knitting, bring your children, grandchildren to our magical friday story time.
Simply settle down in a comfy armchair, sip on a hot drink and leaf through the Chronicle, possibly make new acquaintances and […]
Thank you so much to all who supported our Crazy Book Sale, it was very successful and we will be having another one this November, keep checking here for updates. Please keep donating your lovely books, they are always much appreciated by others and of course us here at the Library who are very privileged to […]
Design a Christmas Card!!! There are two age groups 4-7 and 8-11. Please pick up an entrance form at the Library. If entrants are not already library members, please join.
NEW deadline for entries is Saturday 21st October. The designs will be judged by two local artists, and the cards will go on sale in the library […]
Fiction, Thriller, Non Fiction, Chick lit, Childrens books, Crime, Fantasy, you name it, it will be on SALE at Kibworth Community Library Saturday 16th September 10am-1pm. Come and buy a few books ready for those cosy nights in.
The UK is currently experiencing an ID fraud epidemic, so this is very timely.
Welcome to an illustrated talk on Tuesday 10th October from 1.30 – 3pm. Free talk – this event is likely to be popular, please pop into the library or phone 0116 3053612 to reserve your place.
This event follows our well attended talk at […]
As part of our Summer Reading Challenge with our Animal Agents, we will be making lovely sock puppets on tuesday afternoon 22nd August at the Library. Ages 4-10yrs, come and join in the fun and show us your creativity.
With local historian and author STEPHEN BUTT
An evening talk inspired by our 2 sell-out afternoon events!!!
In addition to the talk, Stephen will display important and valuable historical texts on Leicestershire, including Kibworth. One first edition dates from 1622, and we will have a rare opportunity to hold and examine all these documents. Texts will be on […]
Join over 80 other children who are already part of the Summer Reading Challenge….its not too late! Some have completed it and moved on to Mr Brigg’s Brain Boosting Challenge, some have only just started….
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go” […]
Summer Reading Challenge is up and running and already we have more than 80 children signed up. Its just so lovely to know that our local children are enjoying their summer and their summer reading. Some children have already completed the challenge, big congratulations to them and they have progressed to ‘Mr Briggs Brain Boosting Challenge’.
We have sold out on 17th August AND on 24th August so we are again repeating Stephen Butt’s talk due to popular demand. The repeated event will be held on
Monday 25th September, 7pm. Tickets in advance, £5
on sale in the library. Please book in advance at the library.
Yet another opportunity to look at and […]
Sold out!!!!!!!!Kibworth in Old images With local historian and author STEPHEN BUTT Thursday 17 August 2.30 – 4.30pm
Thursday 17th August 2.30 – 4.30pm come and join Stephen Butt at Kibworth Community Library.
Stephen worked with TV historian Michael Wood on his Story of England series about Kibworth, and organised the ‘Kibworth Dig’ involving archaeological test pits in over fifty locations. […]
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
The author of the Top 10 bestseller and a huge favourite of The Bookshop will be talking about her love of books and writing. She’ll also be reading a snippet from her top-secret second novel, due out in 2018
Thursday 22nd June 7:30pm
£5 tickets include wine/juice
Available from the Library and […]
M: The True Story of Maxwell Knight
A gripping talk about two remarkable female spies and the man who ran them: an animal-loving TV presenter who went on to become MI5’s greatest spymaster and the subject of this new biography, recently named a Times Book of the Week
Tues 20th June 7:30pm
£5 tickets include wine/juice
Available from the […]
Come along to the Switch and Save Roadshow at the library on 20th June – 10am to 1pm. This Roadshow is run by CAB Leicesterhshire. No need to make an appointment – just turn up. It helps if you can bring along some recent energy bills.
We have changed the opening times to be more suitable for our members and also for the volunteers with the aim to provide an excellent and reliable service. We hope to see you soon 🙂
Monday – 2 – 6pm
Tuesday – 10-1pm
Wednesday – 2-5pm
Thursday – closed
Friday -9-1pm & 2-5pm
Saturday – 10-1pm
Join crime writer Jane Adams; Youth Offending Service education manager John Kerry; and barrister Richard Holloway in an investigation into the psychology behind crime, finding out why it attracts and why crime fiction and drama are so fascinating. […]
Have fun with creative writing on National Writing Day
A 2-hour fun workshop in Kibworth Library. Just bring along pens and notepaper.
£2.50 payment on the day, including a drink, but advance booking requested.
The American novelist will be spending just one week in the UK and has chosen to add Kibworth to her tour dates. She’ll be talking about her stunning debut novel ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ , followed by a Q&A session and book signing. […]
Join us at Kibworth Community Library to celebrate Spring and getting back out into our gardens with friends and family. […]
New and informal Discussion Group: Do you like discussing issues about modern life and sharing these ideas with others in a relaxed and friendly environment? If the answer to this question if Yes, then a group starting at Kibworth Community Library could be just the thing for you. […]
Join Juliet in some casual French conversation, alternate wednesdays 2-2.45pm, starting wednesday 22nd February. Beginners most welcome. Cost £2.50 which includes a hot drink, fun and laughter. Refresh your vocabulary, learn new phrases, enjoy speaking french.
Join Madame Juliet on Tuesday 21st February for a fun filled french soirée, beginners most welcome. With a glass of wine you will be suprised how much french you can remember! […]
A free drop-in open day in the library filled with fun activities.
Bring along your favourite Thomas toy.
Thomas treasure hunt around the village
2017 marks the 60th anniversary of first publication of Thomas The Tank Engine illustrations by Kibworth/Smeeton artist John Kenney. He took over this role from a previous illustrator of the Rev. Awdry’s much loved children’s books. […]
Beginners to linguists welcome to a private soirée , hosted by Madame Juliet on Tuesday 31st January 7.30-8.45pm at Kibworth Community Library. Join in the fun and games, with a sip of french wine, Read More
Join Carolyn at the library 10am til 11am and whilst you enjoy a tea or a coffee, chat away in French! Carolyn has been recommended for her excellent teaching skills. £5 donation s’il vous plait. Watch this space for the next session date. […]
Please come and join us for our festive Open Evening celebrating our first six months as a community library. Everyone welcome to drop-in and warm up:) Fun and activities guaranteed! […]