Tucked away near the High School, on Dunstall Road, is a village facility you might have overlooked or forgotten about!
Barton-under-Needwood Library became a Community Managed Library in 2016, staffed by a willing and friendly group of volunteers. It is overseen, and volunteers are supported, by the local Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which sees the library as an important benefit for our local community. SCC Library Services continue to provide the books and facilities, plus volunteer training.
The community was very supportive of the change; people were delighted to hear that their library was to remain open!
We have several groups who meet here regularly, including Family History, Reading Group and Knit and Natter for adults, and Storytime and Children’s Crafts for our younger visitors. We hope to introduce more groups in the future.
We also offer a Home Reading Scheme for any readers unable to visit the library themselves.
Our opening hours are:
Mon, Wed & Thurs: 10am-5pm
Frid: 10 am to 2 pm
Sat: 10 am to 1 pm
We are always keen to hear from anyone who would like to become a volunteer; you will be given full training and lots of support.
Why not pay us a visit? It’s free and easy to join the library!