We are aware that with the library closed, people will struggle to get enough books to keep them occupied in self-isolation.
Books on this list are now available for sale for only 50p each and will be delivered to your doorstep. This is thanks to John Partington of April House books, who lives in Charlbury. If you wish to order a book, please contact John directly on 07555608780 or email him on email@example.com and he will deliver the book to you. The 50p will go to the Corner House. (Please ignore the price on the list – they are all 50p to you!)
This list will be added to as time goes on and as more donations of books come in. If you wish to donate books, you can leave them on John’s doorstep (32 The Slade) or in the lobby of Charlbury Community Centre, or ask him to come and collect them. Please only donate popular fiction, biographies and children’s books.
You can now also buy DVD’s, delivered to your door (or to be picked up by you from the Cornerstone) for only 50p each. Again, the money will go to the Corner House. The list of available DVDs is here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the centre on 01608 811878 if you would like one and let us know the titles you wish to buy. The list will be kept as up-to-date as possible, but we can’t guarantee that someone has not got it before you! More titles are being added every day.
These DVDs are now stored in the Cornerhouse (Cornerstone project in the old library), so you can go there and pick one up.
We have a large collection of jigsaws, which we can give out free to anyone who wants some.
If you’d like to borrow a puzzle you can pick them up from the Community Centre, or have them delivered if needed. If you need a delivery, ring 01608 811878.
We are very grateful to Pareto, one of our neighbours at the Spendlove centre who are kindly sponsoring our Christmas tree this year. We always have a big one outside the front door and this year it's needed more than ever! Many thanks also to Halcyon Farm, who significantly subsidise the cost of the tree.
This year the Charlbury Community Centre has employed a team of young people, who have undertaken lots of different projects around the town, from building raised beds in people's gardens, to facilitating outdoor and indoor virtual coffee club get-togethers for seniors, and helping with activities for children. This would not have been possible without the financial support of WODC (Community Activities Grant), PF Charitable Trust and local donors. Thank you all very much!
The phone number is 01608 811878 and it is manned 9am-5pm seven days a week. You can ring us for practical help, shopping etc. We have a big team of volunteers who can help you.