Welcome to Ratby Library
Ratby Community Library
Welcomes You
Welcome to Ratby Library side view of building
Ratby Community Library
Welcomes You

Library is closed due to Coronavirus

Find out about all forthcoming and past events organised by the Ratby Library
Quiz Nights At Ratby Library

Quiz Night 13th April 2018

Ratby Library Quiz Night @ Ratby Library Friday 13th April 2018 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm Stephen Roche will be […]

Board Games Afternoon 5th April 2018

Board Games Afternoon 5th April 2018

Board Games Afternoon @ Ratby Library Thursday 5th April 2018 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm Come along and have fun […]

Easter Coffee Morning 2018

Easter Coffee Morning & Car Boot 24th March 2018

Easter Coffee Morning & Car Boot Sale @ Ratby Library Saturday 24th March 2018 10.00 am – 2.00 pm   […]

Our Latest News : We are closed until further notice due to Coronavirus.

We will keep you informed of date of opening here on the latest news from the Ratby Community Library
Ratby Library Skype Ecuador

Ratby Calls Ecuador on Skype

Ratby & Groby Labour party held a meeting in the library for an invited audience to listen to a talk […]

Our Beginning

How we founded the community library for our village

We started life as the Ratby Library Group, formed in September 2014 when it became apparent that cuts in expenditure, forced upon Leicestershire County Council by the Government through swingeing cuts to its local government grant, meant some uncomfortable choices were having to be considered. With libraries being considered a 'soft' target compared to more critical front-line services, a group was formed to examine options that would keep our library 'alive'. A 10-year lease on the property is owned by the Ratby Library & Community Group, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered with the Charity Commission (Reg. No. 1164252) and we aim to ensure it remains community managed and operated.

We do hope the residents of Ratby and surrounding areas come and visit the cafe and library as doing so supports us. Over 70% of those who responded to our questionnaire felt that the community library project was worthy of support so that we can have, and develop further into the future, this important village amenity. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Give Us A Helping Hand By Volunteering

The Charity's Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall strategic direction and control of the Ratby Library and Community Group. Our trustees play an essential role in ensuring that the charity runs smoothly, all contributing their time as volunteers. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss strategy and policy if you have any queries please contact us.
Ken Hunnybun

Ken Hunnybun

Chair of Trustees
Having worked in the Youth Service with experience of managing volunteers. He is committed to developing the library building as a community resource while maintaining the library for Ratby residents.
Avril Hunnybun

Avril Hunnybun

Trustee Secretary
Having lived in the village since 1983 and a regular library user, I am committed in working to keep the library and cafe as a going concern, both being an important part of the life in the village.
Atul Jobanputra

Atul Jobanputra

Trustee Treasurer
Having ran the village post office for many years, Atul offers the Board his experience and knowledge of business management, marketing, fund raising.
Maurice Loft

Maurice Loft

Trustee
A fairly new resident of Ratby Mo brings enthusiasm, imagination and energy to Ratby library as the Volunteer Coordinator.
Adrian Russell

Adrian Russell

Trustee
Having worked for over 15 years managing his own companies, Nathan offers the Board his experience and knowledge of business development, marketing, fund raising and web development.

Our Supporters

Thank you to all our valued supporters for helping us to continue shaping Ratby Community Library's future in the village.