Oxfordshire County Council has moved Charlbury Public Library to this smart and much larger new venue, allowing it to offer more books, a third PC, improved WiFi connection, better disabled access and extra activities, some specifically designed for young families.
The community centre is open from 9am to 6pm on weekdays and from 9am to 5pm at weekends. The library has open access from the café and a self-service machine enables any member of the library to borrow, renew and return books whenever the centre is open, including outside library opening hours. You will need your library card to borrow books, but not to return them. The library itself will be accessible unless it has been booked for another event. Please note that the photocopier and library computers will not be available for public use outside of the staffed library hours below.
The new Charlbury Library is available for hire outside staffed hours (see below). Please contact the centre manager firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Charges can be found here and the library space can be booked through our Booking link.
Below are the times when library staff or library volunteers are present:
Monday: 9.30am-12noon and 2-5pm
Wednesday: 2-5pm and 5.30-7pm
Friday: 9.30am-12noon and 2-5pm
Further information about Charlbury library can be found here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/charlbury-library
The library telephone number is 01608 811104. There will be an answerphone outside of the above opening hours.
To search for a book use the library catalogue: https://libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk/web/arena. If you have your library pin number and library card you will be able to use this link to renew and reserve books as well as checking whether they are available in the Oxfordshire County library system, or in Charlbury specifically.
The library is partly staffed by volunteers; we are always ready to welcome new people to go on this rota just once or twice a month. Please contact Rosalind Scott if you may be able to help: email@example.com or you can find out more and register as a volunteer here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/becoming-community-library-volunteer (choose Charlbury Library from the list)
The Library Manager is Julie Ward. She will be in the library on a Wednesday afternoon and evening, Friday afternoon and alternate Saturday mornings.
Ceri Osborne works on alternate Saturday mornings.
Coming soon – Rhyme/story time and more Digital Helper sessions.
The café in the Community Centre is a great place to meet and now has longer opening hours. It is partly staffed by volunteers and helps us to raise money for the upkeep of the centre. Do pay us a visit soon as see for yourself. More information and menus can be found here.
The trustees of the Thomas Gifford Trust would like to invite you to a Public Meeting on Wednesday, 28th February at 7.30pm at Charlbury Community Centre. Come and find out how we are getting on and ask us your questions. All welcome!
Starting on 5th March 2018, on Mondays at 6pm - a new class based on non-contact boxing and circuits. Cost £7 for adults and £3 for juniors. Over 13s only please.
Age UK are sponsoring some film shows at the Centre and this Friday (23rd Feb) at 12.50pm it's Bridget Jones's Baby. Price only £3.50 to include refreshments. See you there!
The new Community Gym is now up and running. It is open every morning from 9am-1pm (with the exception of a few Fridays). The introductory fee is just £18 a month and you can use it as often as you like. Contact the Centre to enrol.
LEANGym is a gym based class using our new Community Gym facility. It is a gentle gym based circuit class that suits all fitness abilities and is aimed at helping you make changes to your Lifestyle, Exercise and Nutrition. Wednesdays at 9am, £7 per session. More information can be found here.
After School Activity Clubs for pupils in years 6-9, are now underway on Mons-Thurs 4-5pm. The cost is only £3 per session for an hour of sport in the main hall. Click here for more details.
To find out about volunteering in the library please click here.