Visit your local libraries!

by | 24 April 2024 | Children's Group, Hobbies, Library, Sherwood

Ollerton Library is located on Forest Road, next to the Post Office. Its opening hours are:

  • Monday: 9.00am to 1.00pm, 1.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Wednesday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am to 1.00pm, 1.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am to 12.30pm

At Ollerton Library you can:

  • Join for free and borrow books (ID required)
  • Book a meeting room
  • Use free WiFi with your library card
  • Print and photocopy for a small charge
  • Use a computer for free
  • Order your next book for a small charge
  • Find out about and join an adult learning course
  • Trace your family using Ancestry for free
  • Discover local history

There’s also lots to discover online at www.inspireculture.org.uk, including free access to eMagazines, eNewspapers and eAudio Books, event listings and ordering books.
You can also join in with regular events and special workshops.

I Am Writer Workshop

Wednesday 1st May, 3.00pm to 5.00pm
With the guidance of professional writer Lucy Grace, you’ll have the chance to explore your creativity in a relaxed environment.

No previous experience is necessary and is suitable for adults of all ages and young people aged 9+.

Lucy Grace is a writer of short stories and is published in over 20 anthologies. Her debut novel was longlisted in the Bath novel award, and she is currently working on a novel set in a Midlands village after the closure of the pits.

This workshop is free, but booking is advised. Call 01623 677200.

Regular adult events

  • The Crime Reading Group meets every month to discuss the monthly book and to also have a friendly chat! The next meetings will be 7th May and 4th June.
  • The Craft and Chat group meets every Wednesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Join friendly crafters! Bring along your current craft project or start something new. All crafts welcome.
  • Ollerton Writers Group meets every other Saturday at Ollerton Library. If you like writing and want to improve or get feedback, go along! All genres, styles and ages welcome. The next meeting is 11th May at 9.30am.
  • The Job Club is every Wednesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Get help and support to get you back into employment. This includes help with CV writing, online applications and searching for jobs.

Regular children’s events

  • Rhyme, Rattle & Roll takes place every Friday afternoon at 2.00pm, during term time only. Enjoy songs and rhymes with your little ones. It helps with vocabulary and coordination and it’s fun too! Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Lego Club takes place twice a week, every Monday between 4.00pm and 5.00pm and every Saturday between 10.00am and 12.00pm. What will you make this time?
  • Code Club takes place every Saturday between 10.00am and 11.00am, term time only, for children aged 9-13. Come and join in to enjoy learning to code. If you would like to join, please pop into the library or email sfepartnership@gmail.com.
  • Crafts. Crafts are run regularly, visit www.facebook.com/InspireOllertonLibrary or just pop in to see what’s happening!