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Henley Library (Oxfordshire County Council)

Caversham Library (Reading Borough Council) 

Work for Oxfordshire Library Service!


Are you a people person who wants to play a key part in your local community? We’re looking for confident, enthusiastic and committed people to work as Customer Service Advisers for the Oxfordshire Library Service!

No two days are ever the same - you could be leading events such as rhyme-time and storytelling for children, as well as helping people to access IT and directing customers to reliable online sources of information. We offer flexible hours to suit your lifestyle and where you live.

Apply to join the library service and start a great new chapter: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/jobs

Flexible hours, £9.55 per hr

Applications open 11 Nov. Closing date 9 Dec.

Article created / last edited: 6 November 2019

Attention Children - Swap your books in the Red Telephone box


Would you like a new book to read in the Summer Holidays?  Choose any books you have finished and take them to swop in the RED TELEPHONE BOX by the Village Shop.
Other children would love to read your books.
Don’t leave them in a pile on the floor – if the shelves are full, please take them to 8 Manor Wood Gate.

Article created / last edited: 24 July 2019



After 6 months we have received very good feed back from many users.   To keep it working well for all, we need to remind everybody of the following:

1.  Please could you look out books for Primary School children.  This is a way we can help the next generation to enjoy reading.

2.  Please do not leave large bags of books on the floor.  Fill the spaces. 

3.  This is a reading centre – please do not leave us Reference Books.  Most of the information is on the Web so they do not move on.

4.  Please do not put Commercial literature on the shelves or stuck on the glass.

Thank you all for your support.  We hope it will continue to be a useful village amenity.

Article created / last edited: 27 September 2018

New 'Library' for Shiplake


Book Exchange in old Phone Box

The adoption of the phone box on Station Road by the Parish Council has been completed and after consultation with the Community it has been decided to convert it to a ‘Book Exchange’.

The work is well advanced with all metal work cleaned and primed, the door stripped and painted with two coats of Red Heritage paint, the floor laid and the backboard and shelf mountings fitted. The shelves have been made and varnished and are ready for installation. 

Further work includes a qualified electrician connecting the lighting, tiling the floor, applying the Heritage paint to the rest of the box and to install signage.  This final works will have to wait until we have warmer weather and on this basis the opening of the book exchange is provisionally scheduled for the end April or early May.

Article created / last edited: 28 February 2018