Happy Diwali

Diwali is here. The 5 day “Festival of Light”, starting today, is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the world, but especially here in Leicester – our city celebration is the largest outside of India.

Friends of Kirby Hub

Kirby Muxloe Library and Community Hub (KML&CH) is launching a Community Action Group and you are invited to join!

The aim is to bring our village closer together by linking people to stimulate volunteer involvement in all sorts of ways.

If you would like to see more community social events in the village, want positive changes made to our village environment, or have ideas about how we could work together on community projects, then we would like to hear from you!

We are hosting two open meetings to gather ideas for projects that could benefit Kirby Muxloe. If you have any time to help with the organisation of such events, or just some ideas to share, then please come along. We are sure that together. we can make some of your ideas, big or small, become a reality.

The meetings will be held at the library on

Wednesday7th September at 7.30pm


Wednesday 14th September at 7.30 pm

Everyone is welcome! Why not bring a friend?

Please indicate if you will be attending by emailing the library at contact@kirbymuxloelibrary.org or leaving an answerphone message at the library on 0116 238 7343.

If you have an idea or project in mind, but cannot attend a meeting please come and have a chat with us in The Royal Oak at the Village Show on August 28th or in the library at The Scarecrow Festival on September 10th.

An addition to the Cafe menu

As from 3rd October, and to coincide with our Warm Haven initiative, we will be adding hot toast with jam/marmalade and butter, and toasted teacakes to our café menu.  All part of our mission to keep us warm and cosy over the winter months!

Using the Library as a Warm Haven

Kirby Muxloe Library is much more than just a place for borrowing books.  We are a Community Hub, with so much more to offer than a traditional Library.

As we move towards the colder weather of autumn and winter, we are all likely to be only too well aware of the increasing difficulties posed by rises in the cost of living, in particular the rise in energy prices.  As a public service, we want to contribute towards helping members of our community to cope with this worrying situation.  We have therefore decided to open up the Library as a Warm Haven during our normal opening hours over the course of autumn and winter.  As a reminder, these are our opening hours:

Monday 10.00 – 1.00 and 2.00 – 5.00

Tuesday 9.00 – 12.00 and 2.00 – 6.00

Wednesday 2.00 – 5.00

Thursday closed

Friday 10.00 – 1.00

Saturday 10.00 – 1.00

Sunday closed

What this means is that we invite you to use the Library as a place of warmth and comfort during the colder months, starting on Monday 3rd October.  You can come along and just sit with your family and friends, or on your own, chat, have a cup of tea/coffee.  You can bring your children along to play – we have loads of toys.  Maybe you would like to use the computers, bring your craft or hobby activities with you, socialise with others, do a jigsaw, play board games – whatever. If you want to borrow books, that’s fine.  If you don’t, that’s fine too.  We will be offering hot drinks on a buy one per person, then get a free refill basis (note that refills will be instant!).  We will also be offering toast and toasted teacakes at very reasonable prices, in addition to out usual fare.

If you are working from home, you can bring your laptop along and use our free Wi-Fi.  You can work in the Library or our Community Room during opening hours, in warm and comfortable surroundings at no cost to yourselves.

Our wish is to help and support each other to keep warm and comfortable through these difficult times and live up to the real meaning of community, where we support each other with no questions asked.

Our Annual Report 2021-2022

Every charity is required by the Charity Commission to submit an annual report. This is public information and anyone can find these on their website. Rather than you having to go there to find our page – which is here if you wish to look – we are also publishing the report here.

You can click this link to open it in your browser, or you can right-click and “Save As” to download it.

The library is funded by you and we want you to be confident that we are doing everything properly, transparently and in the best interests of keeping the library going.

If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch.