We are pleased to announce that we are now able to take donations for our charity shop. Due to Health and Safety, and also storage considerations, we cannot accept clothing, electrical items, […]
We will be reopening on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August at the usual times. We will aim to keep to the routine opening hours for the future but this will […]
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Spring Raffle, we were able to sell tickets before the national lock-down period. Lynne, who runs our raffle, will get in touch with […]
Please note that the monthly Anstey Local History Society Monthly Meeting has been cancelled for March. A message from the Chair: “The committee have made the decision to cancel the Anstey Local […]
Corona Virus Latest: Please see keep checking our website and Facebook pages for our latest updates and opening hours. Following on from government advice, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Valuation […]
Don’t forget – Valuation Day is nearly here!
Do you have Dyslexia or have difficulty in following a line of text in a book or magazine? If so, we have an aid that you may borrow whilst in the library […]
Our Spring Raffle is up and running. Tickets now available at £1.00 each. There are many prizes to win. Tickets will also be sold at the Valuation Day on 21st March.
Ali Cochrane from Leicestershire Police will be running a beat surgery at Anstey Community Library on Thursday 26th March 2020 from 10am-11am. Everyone is welcome to attend and Ali will be there […]
From January 29th to February 5th there will be 50% off all marked prices in the Anstey Library Community Shop.
Tony Muddimer was born before the start of WWII so he experienced the whole of the conflict, including bombing raids and severe food shortages. He was educated in classes with large numbers […]
UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SOCIALS A big thank you to the regulars who come along to the library on Wednesday afternoons. We have some good fun chatting, eating cake, drinking tea and […]
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to organise our Annual Anstey Santa Grotto and to everyone who came on the day and supported us. We are happy to announce […]
Anstey Library joined in the Woolden Hill Christmas Fete – with thanks to Lynne, Janet and Mary for running our stall. Thank you to all who supported us and enabled us to […]
Our friends at Hive have a brilliant plan to help those in need …. can you help?
Congratulations to the following winners in our Christmas Raffle: Cuddly toy Mrs L S, Anstey Toiletries Mr P, Bradgate Road Port […]
Our library will be operating on reduced hours over Christmas, with huge thanks to all of our volunteers who are giving their time over Christmas to staff the library. Thank you to […]
On Saturday November 2nd at 8pm on Channel 4, Great British Car Journeys will feature Anstey’s very own “John Bull.” Don’t miss it! The photo below was taken during filming at Stonehurst […]
Santa and his elves will once again be visiting the Anstey Grotto – on Saturday 7th December 2019
Do you have an antique at home and have always wondered what it might be worth? Next year, on March 21st, we will have a local expert auctioneer visit the library to […]
Hello. My name is Petra Quelch, and I am the author of Lottie Sparkles’ Magical Discovery. I love writing stories! The more magical the stories are the better. I started writing when I […]
We would like to say thank you to Anstey’s latest store, QD Discounts, for donating a £10 voucher for the Library to spend at their store.
D.H.Davis Author of Coven Deception – (Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction) Now available on Waterstones, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Austin Macauley Writing influences: J.K.Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Bella Forrest, Stephanie […]
CodeClub is back this autumn – book your place now! You can find out all of the details on our special dedicated Codeclub page
We’re pleased to announce that we have removed all of the plastic spoons from our cafe, replacing them with metal ones, as a small contribution towards going plastic free.
Did you know that there is a dedicated Anstey Local History website, showcasing all of their latest research? Here are some quick links to their latest posts… Enquiry Answered: Did the framework […]
In our continuing series on authors and their inspiration, Rosie Brown shares with us how her art and her writing are intrinsically linked. “The inspiration for my stories came from my love of […]
Anstey Arts and Crafts Together Every Friday Afternoon 2pm to 4pm at Anstey Community Library Bring along any craft you’re working on … everyone welcome
As part of our Author series, Claire Cope tells us of the inspiration behind her writing and shares with us her belief that you should never give up on your dreams. “I […]
We have great news for our customers this autumn – from 2nd October 2019 we will be trialling opening on Wednesdays 10:00-13:00. Thanks goes to our volunteers for making this extra shift […]
We have been delighted recently to collaborate with local authors and poets. This is the first in a series of articles where writers talk about their work, the writing process and what […]
Without our team of volunteers (a team of almost 40 local residents) we simply would not be here. To celebrate the work that they do, we asked one of our lovely team […]
For a limited time only, we have a brand new collection of top-rated thrillers from Leicestershire Libraries …. catch them while you can. You’ll find them prominently displayed at the end of […]
Thank you to everyone who helped out in the Library at the Anstey Gala on Saturday 7th September. Every year the Anstey Gala Committee run The Anstey Gala on the Rec Ground, […]
We are looking forward to receiving our first Memory Box, as well as introducing film afternoons for the winter months. Please see the information below, and we would love to hear your […]
Join us this Saturday, when we will be open all day for the Anstey Gala with games and stalls, refreshments and cakes, a plant sale, our charity shop and books for sale. […]
The Library has now invested in a brand new drinks chiller, which contains a selection of soft drinks and can be found by the front desk. As well as bottled water, canned […]
A brilliant new selection of books has arrived at the Library, ready for Autumn. “The new novel from the number one bestselling author of Cold Mountain – a stunning portrait of […]
A big thank you to the village shops that gave their support to the Hive Counselling Service, which has recently started up at Anstey Community Library. Find out all about the Hive […]
We have expanded our cafe area, which has proved really popular with our customers, with incredibly reasonable prices (coffee prices start at 90p) and a beautiful view of the park. Thanks go […]
A big thank you to everyone who helped with our Annual Plant Sale – all those who generously donated plants, everyone who attended and a special thank you to Jenny T, who […]
Our popular Christmas Raffle is back and there is only one week left before our Santa Grotto Day when the draw takes place. Tickets are just £1 each and all of the […]
The Herbert Protocol is organised by the Dementia Action Alliance. This is intended for people who may be suffering from dementia and it is intended to collect all the information that the Police may […]
We’ve recently signed up as a good cause for the Charnwood Community Lottery. The lottery is a brand new initiative for the borough which aims to help support local causes in Charnwood. […]
Fire at Nook Yard 1938 An article by Sharon Grey and Michael Tedd Loughborough Library Volunteers were told by a visitor to their stand, at the Century of Stories Event Day at […]
Anstey Community Library is pleased to announce our first steps towards restarting the library service. Starting today we will be providing a Click’n Collect service to our customers. You will be able […]