The library


The library


We are pleased to confirm that Sapcote Community Library will be beginning a phased reopening from Monday 20th July. 
In order to protect our customers and volunteers we will be opening initially for two shifts per week: 
Monday morning 10am – 1pm AND Friday afternoon 2pm – 5pm 
This will provide us with sufficient time between shifts to ensure we can clean the library thoroughly and allow returned books to be left for a period of three days between handling. 
We will need to take certain precautions to keep everybody safe and therefore we will limit the usage of the library and the following restrictions will be in place: 
➢ We would allow only a maximum of 3 customers into the library at any one time 
➢ If we have a significant number of customers arrive at the same time we may ask you to be mindful that other customers are waiting to enter the library and give you a restriction on time (hopefully this won’t be required) 
➢ At this time we would only allow adult customers - this is not what we want but realising the library is small and distancing with children would be challenging 
➢ We will provide gloves, masks and sanitisers which will be available for your use. The wearing of gloves would be particularly appreciated given that most customers like to pick up a number of books and read the synopsis before making their choices. 
➢ We would restrict activities so the following will NOT be available: 
No public computers 
No public toilet 
No refreshments to be served 
➢ When returning or donating books, customers will be asked to place the book/s into a crate (so that the volunteers do NOT touch books). Any returned books would then remain in the crates until the next shift to be discharged allowing the 72 hours between handling. 
I hope you will understand that it has been necessary to make these adjustments to allow us to reopen safely for all our customers and volunteers. Over the coming weeks and months, we hope that we will be able to open fully and continue to offer and provide the many other activities that you have come to enjoy. 
We are delighted to finally be able to reopen and look forward to welcoming you all back into our Community Library. 
Lorraine Jackson, Chair Sapcote Community Library 
Sapcote Community Library are pleased to receive donations of hardback and paperback books, which we can use to raise money for the Library. 
However, we can no longer accept donations of C.D’s, DVD’s, LP’s, Puzzles, Games, and Magazines. This is purely down to the handling and storage of these items during this time. 
We’re very grateful for the amount of donated books we receive from our customers and would like to remind everyone that we keep a healthy stock of used books for sale. 
Love Blaby Lottery is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in Blaby District. Tickets are only £1 per week! With 60% going to local good causes and prizes up to £25,000! Our dedicated page means when you buy a ticket, the donation comes to your library! 

Museum Display Roman Objects Found at Sapcote Villa 

1. Tesserae made of tile and stone used to make decorative floors. 
2. Grey ware pottery sherd with zig-zag decoration. This type of pottery was for everyday use and storage and produced everywhere. 
3. Sherds of colour-coat pottery which was a fine table ware, often used to make drinking cups and made in the Nene Valley. 
4. Sherd from a huge amphora used to import wine or olive oil. 
5. Wall plaster with traces of painted decoration showing that this was once a building of fairly high status. 
6. Restored mortarium and additional painted mortarium rim sherd used for grinding and pulping food like a modern-day mortar and pestle. 
7. Sherds from the base of a Samian ware bowl stamped with the potter’s name of ‘CINTUSMUS’. This type of pottery was used as a fine dining ware and imported from the continent. It often featured moulded decoration showing figures, animals, leaves and flowers. There is an animal on the small sherd here. 
8. Handle from a white ware vessel, possibly a large flagon. 
9. Gaming counters made from stone and Samian ware pottery. Board games and associated gambling were popular in Roman times. 
10. Oyster shells. For most of history oysters were not a luxury food but eaten as an everyday food. 
11. Fragment of roof tile. 
12. Stone spindle whorl from the end of a spindle which helps it to spin wool into thread. 
13. Unusual lug or handle from a vessel. 
14. Fragment of tile with a dog’s paw print. The dog must have walked across the tile while it was drying prior to firing. 

Wednesday Lunchtime Talks 

12.30pm – 1.30pm 
Listen to entertaining and informative talks 
And enjoy delicious scones, tea & coffee 
ONLY £4.50 
Wednesday, 20 May 
Marianne Whiting 
‘Shield Maidens in Myth and Reality’ 
Wednesday, 2 September 
Brian Negus 
‘Technology that sees when you can’t - 
Changing lives of people with sight loss’ 
Wednesday, 25 November 
Mike Lee 
‘Around Britain in 60 minutes’ 
To reserve a place 
or pay on the door 

Sapcote Stories and Rhymes 

For the under 5's 
Sapcote Community Library, Church Street 
Every Tuesday 
(Term-time only) 
10:30am - 11am 
Come with your children and share Stories, Songs and Rhymes FREE! 
Donations towards overheads will be appreciated. 

New Activities 

If you want to get involved in running or belonging to a group, such as Painting or Photography or Meditation and Health, please contact us. Or how about setting up and running a Quiz during the day or evening, or a Mixed Craft Class? We'd love to have you! 

Tea and coffee mornings 

Start the week on a high note. Drop in any Monday morning for tea, coffee, cake and biscuits between 09:30 – 12:00. Meet your friends and make new ones! 
Why not pop in for a chat or a quiet read? 

KNITTING GROUP Monday 1:30pm -3 pm 

Come and make new friends and learn to knit 
For further information contact 
Ann Taylor - Tel.: 01455 273091 
Don't be concerned about fines at the moment, we understand that some people will be unable to renew online.  
As I say don't be concerned about fines think more about your health and welfare. 
We apologise for these changes but I am sure you will appreciate we need to consider the wellbeing of both our volunteers and customers. 

Book sales 

You'll find an exciting new section in the Library where you can now browse and buy a wide range of hardbacks and paperbacks donated by villagers. If you have any unwanted books at home, bring them along - it's all in a good cause! 
Books for sale
Sapcote Community Library

Visit the library 

The library is located in the centre of the village near the Church. 
Sapcote Community Library, 
Church Street, 
LE9 4FG 
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