Latest Library News and Events
An evening with...
Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm
An evening with best-selling crime novelist Stephen Booth
creator of the Cooper & Fry series (set in the Peak District)
Tickets £3/£2 concessions
Tickets available from Oakham Library
WORLD BOOK NIGHT QUIZ
World Book Night takes place on 23rd April this year, with books to give away. Join us in our celebration of literature and reading by taking part in our gruelling literary quiz with 10 fantastic prizes of a set of 4 books. Closing date Monday 20th May.
SPRINGTIME STORIES & CRAFTS at Rutland County Museum
Join the library and museum staff for seasonal Springtime stories followed by some bunny themed crafts.
Suitable for children 5-11 years.
Wednesday 3rd April 10am - 12 noon at Rutland County Museum
Booking is essential. Tickets (FREE) available from Oakham Library (01572 702918)
SPRING STORY TIME! Ketton Library
Stories and fun for 5-11 year olds with our Spring Storytime and craft on
Wednesday 3rd April 2.30-3.30pm at Ketton Library.
Free event, booking not required.
NEW JOB CLUB
A new Job Club has been set up at Oakham Library thanks to the Rutland Library Service working in partnership with Rutland Adult Learning.
The Job Club will run in the Access2Work hub at Oakham Library and will provide advice and guidance to residents who are unemployed. The club will also offer help with CV writing and any training issues that people may have.
Running on a weekly basis from Wednesday 9 January from 1pm – 4pm, a member of the Rutland Adult Learning Team will be on hand to assist jobseekers in finding work and training opportunities.
The new club is an addition to the Access2Work programme and aims to complement the National Careers Service sessions run by PJT Employability of Corby, which run on the first Wednesday of every month. The Job Club also supplements the volunteer-supported Job Search sessions on Monday and Wednesday mornings, where jobseekers are offered unlimited free internet time to search for and apply for jobs, and get assistance with I.T use. Free printing for CV's and Job Applications is also available at these times.
For more information about the Access 2 Work hub and its services please visit our Access2Work page.
British Newspaper Archive Online
Rutland Library Service now has a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive online. Customers can now access this service FREE at Oakham Library and Rutland County Museum. See our British Newspaper Archive webpage for details!
New Audiobook download service
A new ClipperDL audiobook download service is now available from Rutland Libraries. Just visit our Ebooks and Audio Downloads page to access over 700 audiobooks from the comfort of your own home 24 hours per day.
The Clipper DL Download service from W.F.Howes allows you to download and listen to over 700 audiobooks (MP3 or WMA formats) on your personal computer or portable media player. You can download audiobooks for a 3 week 'loan' period. After 3 weeks your options are to renew your audiobook(s) for a further 3 weeks, or delete those no longer required from your computer or portable player.
All you need to do to access this service is create a free account on a library PC at any Rutland library, after which you can login to access the service and download from your home PC.
The government is reviewing the duty to provide library services
The government is currently reviewing a number of statutory duties, one of which is the duty to provide
'a comprehensive and efficient library service'
as defined in the Public Libraries and Museum Act 1964. If you would like to have your say on this, please go to the review , and fill in the survey.
The relevant codes are:
DCMS_027 (the main library one!)
New E-book service now available
As a Rutland Library member you can now read a selection of over 170 books from the Bloomsbury Publishing Group online, either on your own computer or Internet and Flash-enabled mobile device in the library, or remotely from home or elsewhere without the need to download!
Simply go to Public Library Online and enter your library card number on the login screen.
You will then be able to access the full text of selected titles plus additional features such as press reviews, author films and interviews and reading guides.
In the library there is no need to even enter a library card number, just click on the 'Click here to log in as Rutland Libraries' button on the login page.
Warhammer Club needs new members!!
Are you aged 11-17?
Enjoy playing Warhammer at home but would like others to play with?
Why not join Oakham Gamers Club, the Library's Warhammer Club held at the Rutland County Museum. Spaces are now available. Sessions are held on the first and third Thursday of the month and cost just £1 subs (parental permission required - please fill out our club membership form before attending a session).
For more information contact Oakham Library on 01572 722918 or view the Oakham Gamers Club webpage.
Chatterbooks needs new members!
Do you enjoy reading and having fun?
If you are aged between 7 and 10 years and would like to join Oakham Chatterbooks reading group please contact Diane Wright at Oakham library (01572 722918) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The group meets on the last Thursday of the month at Oakham library from 3.45-4.45 pm. We discuss books, have author visits, play games and make things. At our next meeting (23rd Sept) we will be discussing Roald Dahl. Hope to see you there!