Which books are on your Christmas wish
list? Do you want a few ideas?
Let’s face it, many of us have managed to ‘escape’ these unprecedented but increasingly depressing times with a good book, thank goodness!
Sharing ideas for new authors and genres is a great way to extend your reading experiences. Library volunteers and members of the Book Lovers’ Club share their favourites for you to explore as Christmas gifts.
Buying locally will really help our local
economy. Our nearest bookshop is
Waterstones in Loughborough. You can
browse, order and buy. However, Barrow
Library does have some amazing book
bargains – books for 10p! These are pre-loved
books given as donations. Pop in, you may
find just the book you’re looking for as a gift
(or for yourself) or just browse through all the
excellent books that you can borrow.
If you can’t get into the library or you are not able to linger there, you can use the home delivery service (for the elderly and housebound) or their Click and Collect service (see the phone number at the end of this article).
We are also looking for new members to join our friendly and lively team.
Are you enthusiastic about keeping the library open?
Can you bring some new skills to the team?
We are a very friendly and committed team and would love to hear from you. Volunteering can be an excellent distraction, a chance to make new friends and feel really useful.
All of us at the Barrow Community Library wish everyone a very happy, safe and hopeful Christmas 2020.
Here are a few for you to try:
The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn
The true story of triumph over despair and the sequel to the Salt Path
The Boy Between by Josiah Hartley and Amanda Prowse
The true story of a mother and son and their battle with depression
Quite by Claudia Winkleman
John Lennon in the Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
My Garden World by Monty Don
A year at home in the country with Monty
Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory
A Silent Death by Peter May
What Lies Beneath by Adam Croft
Talking Heads Monologues by Alan Bennett
The text version of the monologues seen on BBC TV
Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain
A baking cookbook
To have an informal chat about the things
you could do, please contact Angeline
Kazianis or Brian Tetley at the library
on 01509 416 356 or email
At the current time the library is only open for click & collect or deliveries.