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The village library was taken over by a Management Committee and volunteers and took ownership of the keys on 31 May 2016.  The library was closed for a week and reopened on Saturday 4 June 2016.

The Library now has a new sign on the gate and a new noticeboard adjacent to it.

Opening Times FROM APRIL 24TH 2017

Monday 9.00 am – 12 noon
Tuesday 2.00 – 6.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 12 noon
Thursday 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
*Tea and Coffee is available for a minimum donation of 50p*

Dog bags are now available from the Library
From August 1st, packs of dog bags will cost 80p. There will be no free packs. This will simplify the system and enable us to meet new legislation.

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Coffee Mornings
We have regular Wednesday Coffee Mornings in the Library from 10 am – 12 noon. There is a hot drink, a cake and a natter for £1.50.  PCSO Harbutt will try and attend these sessions when he is able to.

A reading group now meets at the library from 2pm until 3pm on the last Friday of each month. Refreshments will be available.

Want to know more? Ring or email Carole : 07724089164

We would also like to start a book club. If anyone is interested please leave your details at the library.

If anyone is interested in forming or suggesting a group for the library, please let us know.

We are considering starting a Friends of East Goscote Community Library group. This will be a means of raising funds for the library. We need a minimum of 20 members to make it viable.

It works like this – each member pays £24 per year or £6 per quarter. Three times per year we will draw out a members name and that person will win a minimum of £50. A fourth draw made just before Christmas will result in a minimum of £90. The more members we have, the higher the prize money. If we get enough members we could increase the number of prize draws.

If anyone is interested, please leave your contact details at the library.


Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday, and business purchases – you could be raising a free donation for East Goscote Community Library?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, Viking, Parcelforce, DHL, Staples and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

  1. Join
    Head to and sign up for free. No personal or business details are required.
  1. Shop
    Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
  1. Raise
    After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to EAST GOSCOTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and East Goscote Community Library will be really grateful for your donations.


Address: The Library, Lingdale, East Goscote, LE7 3XW


Web: East Goscoste Community Library

Facebook: East Goscoste Community Library

Tel: 0116 305 3510