Places of Welcome

Drop in to our friendly Places of Welcome groups at your local library to meet new people and reconnect with your community.

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Have lockdowns left you feeling a bit isolated, lonely, or cut off from your community? If you'd like to reconnect and make some new friends - or just have a friendly chat with someone new - drop down to your local library.

We're part of the national Places of Welcome initiative, helping to provide a network of community venues where anyone can go to find a friendly face for a cup of tea and a chat. 

Inspire volunteers are on hand, hosting weekly sessions that provide a social meeting place for those who may live alone or feel isolated, are new to the area or have little opportunity to meet other people in their neighbourhood. It’s somewhere everyone is welcome.

Sessions are currently running at the following Inspire libraries:

  • Eastwood Library - Thursdays, 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Beeston Library – Fridays, 10.30am – 12pm
  • West Bridgford Library – Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Worksop Library - Mondays, 10.30am - 12pm 
  • Sutton-in-Ashfield Library - Fridays, 10.30am - 12pm
  • Newark Library - Tuesdays, 10am - 11am
  • Carlton Library - Thursdays 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • Mansfield Central Library - Wednesdays 10.30am - 12pm
  • Arnold Library - Fridays, 10:30am - 12pm 
  • Southwell Library - Tuesdays, 10:30am - 11:30am 
  • Mansfield Woodhouse Library - every Friday, 1:30pm - 3:30pm 
  • Kirkby-in-Ashfield - Wednesdays, 10am - 11.30am
  • Hucknall Library - Mondays, 1pm - 3pm (starting Monday 3 June 2024)
  • Skegby and Stanton Hill Library - Wednesdays, 9.30am - 11am
  • Ladybrook Library - Tuesdays, 11am - 12pm (starting Tuesday 4 June 2024)
  • Kimberley Library - Mondays, 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Sutton Bonington - Thursdays, 1.30pm - 3pm (starting Thursday 30 May 2024)

Keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for new groups, or why not visit our Community Makers site to become a Places of Welcome volunteer.