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Save Rothwell & other Northamptonshire Libraries from Closure

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Rothwell's Library along with 20 other libraries in the county are in real danger of being closed.

Rothwell library is a vital part of our community. It serves many in our community from the youngest babies and children to senior citizens, jobseekers, mothers, students and those with disabilities to name a few. It is one of the best uses of tax payers money that is made available to most tax payers without discrimination. It is one of the unifying institutions in our town that brings together and serves our diverse community. It is "the" hub for information and education. It would be a tremendous loss to all our community and to future generations of our town.


Northamptonshire County Council have been told they need to find £115m savings over the next 4 years. As a result of this, the Library Service has been ordered to reduce its costs even further. While 15 larger libraries will remain open. Our library along with 20 others are in grave danger of being shut down unless we adopt what is vaguely being described as a "community managed model".


Under 1's play and learn session- weekly. Friday 1.30-2.30
Under 5's play and learn session-weekly. Wednesday 10.30-11.30.
Under 5's rhyme time session-weekly. Monday 2.00-2.30.
Rhyme time special for families- monthly. Saturday 10.30-11.00
Parent led play-weekly. Thursday 10.00-12.00
Parent ld play-weekly. Friday 10.00-12.00
Homework club7+weekly term time. Wednesday 3.30-4.45
Homework club 7+ weekly term time. Saturday 11.00-1.00
Drawing club 7+monthly 12.00-1.00
Craft and chatter weekly. Wednesday 10.30-12.00
Scrabble club weekly. Monday 10.30-12.00
Scrabble club weekly. Friday 10.30-12.00.
Adult reading group monthly. Thursday 2.00-3.00.
I.T. Buddy monthly. Friday 10.00-12.00
Social inclusion drop in monthly. 10.00-12.00
Police surgeries monthly. Days vary.
Citizens Advise Bureau weekly. Monday afternoon.
Children's craft event twice monthly. Weekends.
There is a good turn out for all our sessions. In fact in the children's play area, parents and little people have to be turned away much to our dismay. Health and safety numbers. Specific numbers allowed in that area. You know you are safe with Rothwell Library.
The below services cannot be completed any where else in Rothwell.
Blue Badge application.
Bus pass application.
School placement application.
Libraries to you- book delivery to those who cannot leave their homes. We have six regular customers at present.
We also accommodate or arrange:-
Summer Reading challenge and stats.
Council office. Drop in open to the public.
Public toilet; the only one in Rothwell were you do not need to make a purchase.
Children's area: all universal and children's Centre Services.
Social aspect. News paper table which is often full of people. People who live alone especially love it as its daily.
Well being support. Multiple cases of support for people with mental health and social interaction issues.
Schools and nurseries in Rothwell regularly visit in groups.

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