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Waddesdon Community Library

Monday 25th September: the Library will be open 5.30pm - 7.15pm (early closing). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Revised Opening Times

The Library will be now be open 5.30pm - 7.30pm on Mondays during term time.
Monday 9th October - Library open 5.30pm. Secret Cinema begins 6.30pm 'Their Finest'

Waddesdon Community Library is open every Monday evening during term time 5.30-7.30pm. You will find a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books (suitable for all ages) and DVDs available for loan.

We’d love you to become a member.  If you’re interested in joining, please just pop in when we are open.  You will need to bring some form of photographic ID and a utility bill (or something with your address on). To make the registration process quicker, please download the membership form below and bring it with you.

Membership Form Information Leaflet

 

'Get Connected' at Waddesdon Community Library


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Feel Out of Touch? Would you like to brush up your computer skills?


Get Connected is an award winning project taking place at Waddesdon Community Library. The Good Things Foundation think that we are doing such a good job that they have awarded the project a grant to keep going! It is a social enterprise combining basic computer skills and conversation. Participants receive 6 one to one sessions tailored to your needs and ability. These sessions are run by our sixth form and KS4 students who will guide you through the Learn My Way website, and help you with any problems you may be having when using your device. You do not have to own a tablet, PC or laptop to take part in these sessions, we have everything you may need at the library.

Once you have completed the sessions, you will become a graduate, and will have access to the Graduate Club. This is an optional drop-in group where you can continue your learning with peers in a sociable setting. The students and librarian will also be on hand to offer support where needed.

Did we mention there is tea, coffee and biscuits available at every session? And that Get Connected is completely free?!

To sign yourself or someone else up, please come to Waddesdon Community Library on a Monday evening 5.30-8pm (during term time), email us at library@waddesdonschool.com or call us on 01296 651 382.

At the end of March our first group of Get Connected students graduated! We are so proud of both the students acting as mentors and the community members who attended the classes. Everyone involved has said that they have benefitted from the project, learning both computer skills and something about themselves along the way.

Students’ comments

“It has improved my confidence and speaking skills massively…I have loved helping out in the community” Year 12 student.

“Get Connected has allowed me to take an active role within the community…(I) have loved watching my tutee learn and grow online” Year 12 student.

The ‘Get Connected’ project had been a very valuable part of my life and I am happy to share how important this project is and the value of the volunteering that I have taken part in. Year 10 student.

 Community members’ comments

“a pleasant way to learn in a friendly atmosphere”

“I enjoyed (the course) and look forward to visiting the library in the future”

“I’m very impressed with the student working with older and slower people!”

Secret Cinema

You don’t even have to leave the village to spend an evening at the cinema. Once a month we run a “Secret Cinema” night where members can view new and classic films for free! (Although a small donation to keep the library flourishing is always welcome.) Previous films have included The Lady in the Van, Florence Foster Jenkins and Dad’s Army. Please see the school diary or contact the Library to see when the next Secret Cinema night is!

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wonderful life

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Updates

Follow us on social media for the latest news and updates:

Twitter – @WadCommunityLib

Facebook – search “Waddesdon Community Library”

Email – library@waddesdonschool.com