Offering a warm and friendly welcome, providing a huge range of services and acting as a hub for our local community, Ruddington Library is your first port of call for books, culture, information and internet access.
Free to join, the library offers a great selection of fiction, non-fiction and reference books, for both adults and children, as well as large print and audio books. Regular users will be pleased to hear that, as part of the Pasture Lane development, the library will receive a cash injection of just over £4,000 to replenish its stock.
Computer use and internet access is free (just a small charge for printing), while a new service called Press Display gives you online access to newspapers from across the world. For those with impaired vision, computers have screen magnification software installed. And safety-conscious parents can be reassured that all the children’s PCs are separate from adult computers and fitted with online safety filters.
If you’ve no computer skills and would like to learn, then why not try some one-to-one training – introductory sessions on computers, the internet and email run by library staff? It’s a great way to learn some new skills.
Children are well catered for at the library, with a free Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session on the first Tuesday of every month from 11-11.30am. The Bookstart Bear Club for pre-schoolers is a great way to introduce little ones into the world of reading. And the Summer Reading Challenge is an excellent way for school children to keep reading all through their holidays – plus they can enjoy a host of other activities and craft sessions run when school’s out.
The library is fully accessible for pushchairs and wheelchair users. Housebound residents can still enjoy reading thanks to the Home Library Service, run by volunteers. And there are a number of reading groups who borrow books from the library – more are always welcomed.
If that’s not enough, you can hire DVDs, do your photocopying, read the newspaper and check out the noticeboard for all the local happenings.
To find out more about any of these services, contact Ruddington Library on 0115 921 2309.