About Chickerell Library

Chickerell Community Library started in 2013 after the county was going to close it along with 19 others. Volunteers got together and saved it. The county provides the system and equipment but the volunteers run the library.


You will, no doubt, have noticed that a defibrillator has been fitted to the front wall of the library. It does stand out doesn't it! This is part of a community project and has been sponsored by the Spirit of Chickerell. The Town Council is hosting awareness events working with Medisave on the22nd August at [...]

Summer reading challenge.

Now the schools have broken up for the summer, the reading challenge is getting underway and we have signed up quite a few children already. But, of course, the more the merrier. Look forward to seeing you all at the library soon. Just to remind you they have to read 6 books during the holiday to get [...]

July1st, Tea Party in Peto Garden 10am-noon.

We are holding a tea party in the Peto Garden on Saturday 1st July 10am til noon. Teas, coffee and cakes, all welcome. This marks the start of the Summer Reading Challenge, you can find the details at the library. Everyone welcome. Enjoy a chat with refreshment and find out about the challenge at the [...]

The Latest Completed Jigsaw

This was a  pleasure to do even though it is one piece short! You are challenged to notice where it is! Thanks to Sue N for the photo.    

Coffee Morning Saturday 3rd June.

Coffee Morning Saturday 3rd June. 10am - noon. All welcome.

Coffee morning this Saturday.

Coffee morning May 6th 10am - noon. Pop in and you can also pick up these now available items:- Copies of the entry booklet for the Spirit of Chickerell Annual Show. Copies of the first edition of a new Chickerell Council Newsletter.

Coffee Morning April 1st

All are welcome to drop in to our coffee morning.It will be a little noisier than most Saturdays in the library but provides a good social occasion to chat and meet people. Share reviews of books you have read and choose some more. Don't forget that the computers are free for a limited time each day. You [...]


The new allotment site is about to open. With that in mind, our theme of the month is gardening and in particular growing your own produce. We have several books that are about allotments. Come and take one out so that you can read up before you start planting.

New Secretary needed.

As our present secretary is standing down at the AGM after 3 years, for which we thank her, we are looking for a volunteer who could take over. Please email at our new email address chickerellcommunitylibrary@gmail.com or phone 01305 788845 if you are interested.

Remember the coffee morning on March 4th at 10am. All welcome.