Inspire Library and Learning Open Days 2022

Published 17th January 2022

Inspire are inviting people into their local library to find out more about what’s on offer across Nottinghamshire. 

The open days will feature fun library activities and friendly tutor-led course taster sessions. There will be information available about a range of low cost and free* courses including Functional Skills courses in maths and English, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); and college courses for young people. You can even get free expert careers advice.


Visitors will be able to sign up to their library for free, gaining access to thousands of titles, both in the library and in digital form. There will also be the chance to enrol in upcoming Inspire Learning courses. If you’re visiting us at Hucknall or Eastwood, make sure you stop by our Robotics and Automation events, where you can learn all about current and future opportunities in robotic technologies, and even see an advanced robot in action!

Peter Gaw, Chief Executive Officer of Inspire: “In Nottinghamshire we see our libraries as local centres of reading, culture, and learning. These open days are a great chance to have a fresh look at what is on offer, speak to our learning and libraries team and try out some taster activities. Membership is FREE as are most services, with courses offering free or low cost fees.”

Libraries taking part and dates include:

  • Arnold Library – 26 January, 10am – 12pm
  • Hucknall Library – 28 January, 10am – 12pm
  • Mansfield Central Library – 29 January, 10am – 12pm
  • Retford Library – 29 January, 10am – 12pm
  • Eastwood Library – 31 January, 10am – 12pm
  • Bingham Library – 3 February, 11am – 1pm
  • Southwell Library – 4 February, 10am-12pm

Booking is not required – just drop in on the day, and join in!

To find out more, find your nearest library, or browse Spring Term courses, visit, call 01623 677 200 or email

*subject to certain eligibility criteria.

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