Bloomin’ Good Books

This spring, Oxfordshire Libraries offer bloomin’ good books and prizes too!
Oxfordshire Libraries bud into life this spring with a bounty of bloomin’ good books on offer. From Bampton to Berinsfield, Henley to Hook Norton, all 44 libraries will be running ‘Oxfordshire Reads’, a celebration of books and reading.
Readers are invited to fill in and return a postcard about a favourite book – and then will be entered to the prize draw. Pick up a postcard from your local library, recommend a good book, and discover something bloomin’ marvellous to refresh your love of reading. Take part Monday 2 March until Saturday 11 April in all Oxfordshire Libraries.

Get Amazon to Give Funds to the Library

Did you know your everyday purchases could help Adderbury Library!  You can now make FOCAL your favourite charity on AmazonSmile.  Amazon will donate to your chosen charity every time you shop. at no extra cost to you. Here’s our helpful guide to get you started.

Your shopping experience stays the same, but every time you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to your chosen charity. How much does AmazonSmile donate? Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk.  The good news is shopping with AmazonSmile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra.

Log on to Amazon Smile and register “Friends Of The Community Of Adderbury Library.” As your chosen charity.  All funds raised from our events  go towards helping to keep the Library open

FOCAL 100 Club

Welcome to the Focal 100 Club!  It is a great way to support your local library while having a bit of a flutter!  Here’s how it works.
You agree to pay £2.00 per month or £24.00 per anum. This buys you one membership number which is entered in the monthly draw. (of course you can always buy more membership numbers if you wish!) All participants must be over 16 years of age.  The draw will take place on the last day of the month.
The prize money will be 25% of the membership fees received in that month.  The remaining 75% goes to Focal to help keep our library open. The winner each month will be sent a cheque for their winnings.
Membership forms can be obtained from the Library or downloaded from our website – Adderburyfocal.org.uk.

Home Library Service

libraryThe Home Library Service is available to people who are unable to visit the library themselves through frailty, short term illness, infirmity or a disability and have no other means of getting access to reading materials.
How it works
Contact us to discuss the kind of books, DVDs, audio books that you like to read or enjoy. We then arrange for a library volunteer to deliver these to you in your home.
To register for this service or for further information call the Home Library Service on 01865 810259 or Catherine Drake Adderbury Library Manager on 01295 810545 or email: homelibraryservice@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Rhyme Time

 A FOCAL Fun and Educational Experience for your Child.
Aimed at children from birth to 4 years old, we sing and act out Nursery Rhymes so mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their children can play and learn together in a stimulating environment with others of the same age. Following the singing, there is time to have a drink and chat together. We run every Thursday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in term time only. Rhyme Time is run solely by volunteers on behalf of Focal.
We ask for a voluntary payment per session of £2 for an adult and child plus £1 for each additional child to cover overheads
We run special sessions throughout the year, including a Christmas party rhyme time and an Easter Bunny session.
We always welcome more volunteers either to run sessions or help set up or make tea and coffee. Please contact one of our joint organisers:
Chris Peacock on peacockabcchris@aol.com or 01295 811032 or Jan Robinson on j.robinson45@btinternet.com
or 01295 816990. No need to book, just come and enjoy

Adderbury Friday Club – For All those who Work from Home

Do you work from home? Does it sometimes drive you mad? How do you cope with the lack of mates and support around you? Fancy meeting some more Adderbury homeworkers?
There are plenty of them at the Friday Club with an amazing cross-section of jobs and skill sets – but all with similar challenges and issues to yours.