AS FROM MONDAY 19TH JULY 2021 WE POLITELY REQUEST THAT VISITORS TO THE LIBRARY WEAR A FACE COVERING. Burbage Library Committe  Burbage Community Library Grand Opening of The Friendly BenchⓇ and The Friendly Bookshop, on Sunday 19th September at 2.00pm.  On 19th September, The Friendly Bench Sub-Committee of Burbage Community Library will be officially opening The Friendly BenchⓇ, an innovative outdoor social space aimed at tackling loneliness, social isolation and building community connections in Burbage, together with their new fundraising initiative The Friendly Bookshop.  For more information about The Friendly BenchⓇ please visit and to notify an event at the Burbage Friendly Bench contact the Library.     

Our Group was set up and we took over the Library on 20th May 2016 in response to Leicestershire County Council’s decision to withdraw staffing for rural Libraries. 
We wanted to save this fantastic building and village resource for current and future residents. If we had not come forward, the Library would have closed. We are a registered charity (number 1165707) and are working to become self-funding over time as the County Council funding reduces. 

 Opening Hours 

MON : 2PM - 5PM 
TUES : 2PM - 5PM 
THURS AM : 10AM - 1PM 
SAT: 10AM - 1PM 

Our Aim 

Our aim, with the continued support of Leicestershire County Council, is to maintain current Services such as free book loans to adults and children, along with a range of reading initiatives for the young. In the longer term, we aim to build on what works well by extending the range of Services and activities on offer – giving everyone in the community a reason to visit the Library. 
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