Kibworth Community Library – June 2023

It is a sad statistic that one in five children cannot read well by the age of 11. The Summer Reading Challenge, with the support of public libraries, is on a mission to change this. The Challenge will launch on Saturday 1 July and will run until Saturday 2 September.

Children aged from four to 11 can join the Ready, Set, Read! team (and their animal mascots) as they use their skills to weave their way through a summer obstacle course. Come into the library any time through the summer to sign up.

Developed in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust, the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge will celebrate play and participation, encouraging children to get involved in games and sports in any way that best suits them.

To add to the fun, children taking part get a free entry to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, 1485 Tithe Barn and Country Park, as well as The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath – T&C’s apply. Each child must produce their fold-out wallet and be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Don’t miss our Book Sale on Saturday 8 July, just in time to get those holiday reads in.

Most of our regular events and groups are running through the summer break but check our website for information at or follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information.

Opening hours:

Monday 10am – 1pm and 2 – 5pm

Tuesday 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 2 – 5pm

Thursday 9 – 11am

Friday 9am – 1pm and 2 – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Julie Harrison