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Bookstart Baby Bags

Bookstart Baby Bags. Supported by Book Trust, and containing two board books, simple finger puppets and a parental guide, these packs are designed to help families get started on reading to their babies. If you have not received your bag from your health visitor, you can collect yours from us. (pick them up during click & collect)

Patrick Coghlan

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Patrick Coghlan, who passed away in April after a long period in intensive care with C-19. Patrick played a lead role in establishing Greenhill as a volunteer-run library and was our chairman for its first four years. More recently, he was the instigator of our project to open our new branch in Lowedges. He was passionate about libraries and reading, and his vision and calm wisdom will be sorely missed. Patrick used to talk about still being able to visit the library with his Zimmer frame when he was 90; sadly that is not now going to happen.

Pictured here are Patrick with Darrell Porter (council volunteer library support), councillor Mary Lea, and library operations manager Ann Hartley.

Status Update

Status update 6th April 2021

We’re pleased to confirm that we will re-open for limited browsing from 12 April with sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-4. Please wear a face covering and follow our one-way system and social distancing zones. There will be limited access to computer, photocopying and printing services.

Families will be able to browse on Saturday mornings from 10-12. You’ll need to book a slot for the family sessions by calling us on 2377657.

Our click and collect service will continue, with sessions from 10-12 on Monday and Friday mornings. You can place your orders using this link. You can also drop off donated books, return your library books, pick up a Bookstart Baby Bag, or grab some new hearing aid batteries.

Many thanks to our masked marvels — those valiant volunteers who have kept us going through difficult times. Photo gallery here.

Our Coffee Plus! mornings continue every Friday starting at 10, and are proving popular. Each week we’ll bring you a special guest or activity in addition to plenty of opportunity for good conversation. Join using this link (zoom meeting)

A good way to keep up to date with what’s going on is to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. More info here.

Chris Brown (Chairman, Friends of Greenhill Library)

Book Club

New book club!

Due to the popularity of our existing book club we’ve started a new one! The club meets in the library in the evening of the third Wednesday of each month. The new group had its first meeting on 19 Feb.

If you would like to join please send an email to kirsty.atkin1@gmail.com

Another evening with Gavin Extence

Friday 27 September at 7.30: Another evening with Gavin Extence


We are delighted to welcome back our local, best-selling author, Gavin Extence. Come along and enjoy an informal evening, when Gavin will be telling us about his latest book, “The End of Time”. Set against the background of the 2015 migrant crisis, the novel tells the story of two teenage refugees, brothers, who are travelling across Europe to the UK. This is a free event – just turn up!

Harry Potter Day

Join us from 10am to 4pm as we turn the library into our very own Hogwarts.

  • Live owls
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Care of magical creatures
  • Divination (just for fun)
  • Spell lessons
  • Potions
  • Honeydukes sweet shop
  • Butterbeer and magic lemonade
  • Crafts and games
  • Personalised Hogwarts acceptance letters
  • Hogwarts quilt raffle
  • Free admission

Dressing up is strongly encouraged. Prize for the best.

Please be on your best behaviour, as you’re likely to meet Professors McGonegall, Snape and Dumbledore.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Saturday 6 April at 2pm: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

In this classic children’s movie from 1968, a down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children. They then go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. Written by Roald Dahl and based on the novel by Bond creator Ian Fleming. Mary Poppin’s star Dick Van Dyke appears along with Lionel Jeffries.

No booking — just turn up. Suggested donation £3 adults £2 children. Refreshments and ice creams available.

Knit and Natter

Do you knit? Would you like to learn?

Lynn Munro runs a Knit and Natter  group in the library on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10.00 to 12.00.  Experienced knitters and beginners welcome. We can provide needles and wool if you don’t have them.

For more information email Lynn at lynnimunro@googlemail.com