Coming soon:

Spring on Line  from 1st to 6th April — a national drive to get people to use a computer who have never done so

Easter Reading Challenge — prizes for every child taking out a book during the school holidays!

Children’s card-making workshop 10th April

Craft Fair 29th April – the Community Library is the nominated charity—thanks Hayley!

For information about any of these events or to book the Children’s card-making workshop please call into the library or e mail


Not a member of the library yet…what are you waiting for?

Free membership of the library is available to everyone and all our books, including the very newest ones, are free to borrow. Not a member yet? Adults and accompanied children can pop in, join the library and borrow items immediately.

DVDs and Audio Books: Why not try one of our many DVD titles at just £1.50 per night or £3 for a full week? Or pop in and borrow one of our many Audio Books at just £1.30 for a 3-week loan, giving you plenty of time to listen to the story. You can also download ebooks and e audiobooks from

Children’s Activities continue as usual on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Wi-Fi is available in the library so you can use your own tablet, phone and other devices and get faster access to the internet for a small fee. Free access to the internet is still available via the six People’s Computers.

Computer Skills: Throughout the spring we can offer help, either if you have never used a computer before or if you would like to improve your skills. We can also offer personal tutorials to help you make better use of your laptop or iPad.

It’s official…Lechlade Community library trend bucks trend for fewer visitors!

Thanks to the hard work of all our volunteers and the fabulous support from our community, the Lechlade Community Library has bucked the trend of falling visitors to libraries by growing visitor numbers by over 4% year on year according to James Roberts who compiles the data on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

“It is great to see our hard work rewarded with higher numbers of visitors to the library” said Sue Coakley, speaking on behalf of the Directors of Lechlade Library Ltd. “Increased visits from both the pre-school and primary-school children have helped to boost numbers and it is great to see the children really enjoying their visits”.


New books for 2014

We are already buying new books for 2014!

Due in this week is Longbourn by Jo Baker longbournwhich tells the story of Pride and Prejudice from the servants’ perspective.


Also coming soon is 512h47hxZ7L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX342_SY445_CR,0,0,342,445_SH20_OU02_Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys a riveting account of her time in Auschwitz



Not your cup of tea? Then why not suggest some new titles that you would enjoy reading?

Just e mail with your suggestions.

Happy New Year!

The library will be open again on Thursday 2nd January from 10 am.

We hope that you will appreciate the fresh new look to the inside of the front windows as they have been repainted by volunteers during the holiday break. Lots of work has also gone into the signage inside the building. We have a lovely new sign to put outside the library when we are open, courtesy of PG Events, and are hoping to have a new sign above the door later in the Spring.

We wish all our Customers, Friends and Volunteers a very Happy New Year!