Proposed New Opening Times

As many of you are aware from articles in The Local and The Lantern, we are hoping, subject to LCC consent, to extend our opening hours from the beginning of November. If you have any comments, please let us know. Our plan is as follows:

Monday 10-1 & 2-5
Tuesday 9-12 & 2-6
Wednesday 2-5
Thursday Closed
Friday 10-1
Saturday 10-1
Sunday Closed




MONDAY 10-12 and  2-4

 TUESDAY                  2-4

 WEDNESDAY          2-4

 FRIDAY      10 -12

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As a result of the above resignations, we now have two vacancies for Trustee positions.  Current Trustees have a wide range of skills, but we need in particular people with accountancy, IT and marketing/PR experience.  Most importantly though, we need people who are enthusiastic and committed, with loads of ideas and the willingness to transform ideas into actuality.  Trustee Steering Group meetings take place monthly under normal circumstances and there is a commitment to attend these meetings when at all possible.  If you would like to join a group of friendly people who share a strong commitment to the development of community cohesion and development in Kirby Muxloe, then ring Liz Collisnon (Secretary) on 0116 2393332 for an informal chat, or contact her by email at lizcollinson1941@


We are really sorry to announce that Jan & Dave Cooper have resigned their positions as Trustees of Kirby Muxloe Library & Community Hub.  Jan & Dave have been crucial figures in the development of KML&CH since it started some three years ago, Jan acting as our very efficient Treasurer, and Dave taking responsibility for all sorts of things, including setting up and maintaining the public computers, operating our very complex heating system, doing the artwork and many, many other things.  The good news is that they will continue to be volunteers when things return to normal.  We will miss their presence on the Steering Group and wish them all the very best for the future.  We wouldn’t have managed half as well without them!


LCC have decided that Libraries should be closed during the second period of lockdown.  Therefore we shall be closed from now until 2nd December, subject to prevailing conditions at the time.  We hope to open again on Thursday 3rd December, 2.00 – 4.00.
The book-drop is closed for the duration.  Note that all current book loans will be extended until 7th December and no fines will be incurred.


This poem was written by Kirby Lad, a Library volunteer. We thought you would like to see it. It is very much a poem for our times.


Sometimes the Earth deigns to remind us, busy as we are,
That any power we think we have is dwarfed by hers (so far).
Let’s not forget the simple truth, we’re drawn from mother Earth,
The same star stuff that made our planet formed us at our birth.

How is it that we came to this, forgetful of our place
As part of nature’s pool of life, neglected in our haste
To get there first, to have it all, destroying as we go
The building blocks of sky above, the soil and sea below.

So here we stand so strong and tall, commanding land and sea,
On high o’er all the worldly creatures that the eye can see.
But hold that thought, as once again, a scene played out before,
Repeats itself, to pause our step, to test our will once more.

A beast we cannot see at all;, in absence of a scope.
One feared before arrives unseen, to take away our hope.
And once again our dread of foes invisible will rise/.
We fear the spread to fellow men will lead to our demise.

With every second counting, each man fighting for his life,
Resources found and hoarded, never mind the cost of strife.
The planet meanwhile, keeping silent vigil over all,
Content to count the years in billions, even as we brawl.

Yet even as the quiet days begin to frame our lives,
Here is the news, it’s been declared, something can help us thrive,
That time spent close to nature, in the forest, on the beach,
Can help to mend our broken spirits, help to heal the breach.

And further yet, as if by magic, pictures sent from space
Show mother Earth in cleaning mode while we pause in our race.
The skies are clearing, air is fresh, repairs are under way
The lid flies off Pandora’s box and hope enters the fray.