UPDATE

* Important Notice *

 

As from

5pm, Friday 20th March

Bostall and Bexley Village Community Libraries

will be closed to the general public until further notice.

 

Given the increasingly difficult and unprecedented health crisis in which we find ourselves, we are regrettably closing, in line with the Bexley Library Service, to protect our customers, volunteers and staff as far as possible.

Please don’t rush to return your books unnecessarily, as you can still renew books by email and Facebook, or, post them through the letter box/into the box provided if you are able/permitted.

Any accrued fines will be waived so don’t worry !

Avoid phoning the libraries as the answer machine will soon fill up and will not be monitored !

 

We will be working behind closed doors to try and provide a home book service for our elderly, most vulnerable and at-risk members.

We shall be compiling a list of people shortly and will endeavour to contact you personally by phone to ascertain your needs. Use able-bodied friends and relatives to contact us by email/Facebook on your behalf if you wish.

This will be co-ordinated from Bostall Library, with a pool of volunteers able to drive, to make home deliveries and collections for both Bostall & Bexley Village. The maximum number of books loaned has been increased to 20.

 

Be sensible, follow guidelines, stay safe and we’ll see you all again when the crisis has past and we can get back to normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bostall Library has been providing the community with a wealth of resources since 1939. Having undergone a modern refurbishment, we are now delighted to open our doors once again to the public.

With a strong community feel, Bostall Library is the home of book lovers, and our friendly staff and volunteers are always happy to help.

We have a large selection of books, journals and educational resources spanning a wide range of genres.

Computers are available to aid in your research, and our building has Wi-Fi access for those wishing to bring their own devices.

For those seeking to study, or who simply wish to escape the modern-day hustle and bustle, we offer a quiet zone.

Children are more than welcome in our library; we have a range of children’s novels and encourage reading at home from an early age. Please ask for more information about our child friendly activities, or click on the relevant tab above. 

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Our library offers far more than the initial function of academic knowledge and learning. We intend to inspire generations; from one year old to one hundred years old (plus!), we offer a range of materials designed to spark imagination and interest. 

 

Book Clubs:

Reading Group meets 2nd Thursday of the month.

Coffee and Conversation 1st Saturday of the month

 

Coffee Mornings:

In addition to the quiet zone reading area, we encourage people to meet and relax in our friendly, homely environment. Our excellent coffee shop offers delicious, freshly prepared food, and beverages. Refreshment is also available to takeaway. 

Councillors Surgery:

Local Councillors available to talk to 4th Saturday of the month.

 

Other Amenities

Other amenities include recycling facilities, Council services and library space for hire.

 

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