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The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the Library (Albert Einstein)

Here in Haddenham Community Library we couldn't agree more!

The importance of reading is essential for us all but especially for children. Books fuel the imagination and this is terribly important, particularly now.

With the help of our friends we have been 'reimagining' our Children's book stock. As a result of this you will find a large number of new story books suitable for ages 7-to-11 on the shelves.

They were recommended by the Children's Librarian in Aylesbury Central Library and all these books came from The Book House in Thame, a really excellent independent book shop who we use and recommend for their expertise, knowledge and helpfulness.

Additional support has come from the Co-op who, as part of their commitment to the community and to celebrate their arrival in Haddenham, have given us a generous donation. We have used the money to buy two clever mobile children's bookshelves made by a company in Hertfordshire, so that children will be able to reach picture book bags for themselves.

The 'lucky dip' selection of 10 bagged picture books and five board books is proving a great hit with children and parents alike. So we are currently working on developing 'Read Me' book bundles designed to help parents find books suitable for their children's reading level ability.

Some helpful information:

  • We have a great selection of books for readers of all ages.
  • Our manager Sarah Whitmore and our volunteers are pleased to help
  • We are open every Tuesday and Friday between 10.00 am and 1.00pm
  • You can borrow up to 20 items on your library ticket
  • The library is COVID secure, with all returned books quarantined for 72 hours before going back onto the shelves.
  • The library is arranged so you can move around comfortably and feel safe.

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I will leave you with another wonderful insight from Albert Einstein:

"If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy stories. If you want them to be more intelligent read them more fairy stories".

Susan Toner
Chair of Library Trustes

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