Our Community Centre

Our Community Centre provides a fantastic venue at the heart of our village for us all to use, whether to hire the committee room, or book the hall or the Great Meadow for a special event or activity. Come along for tea, homemade cakes and a chat at the Centre Café on a Thursday afternoon, visit the Library, or attend a Parish Council meeting. A large parking area and toilet and changing room facilities are available. We also provide free WiFi. A wheelchair is available for hirers use whilst in the centre. Please make use of our bottle, shoe and clothing recycling banks located in the Community Centre car park.

For general enquiries or to hire the hall or committee room, please see the Centre hire page.

The hall

The hall is approximately 160m², and can hold up to 160 people. Facilities include tables and chairs, a large stage, cinema screen, built in overhead projector, lighting and sound systems.

The kitchen / committee room

Our refurbished kitchen has modern stainless steel units, and facilities include an oven, large griddle plate, hot water dispenser, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and large sink unit. The committee room (within the kitchen area) is also available to hire as a meeting room.

The Library

We are back open and running a Select and Collect scheme and are very happy to see new and existing customers. You can give us a call or go online and tell us what types of books or authors you like and we will select some books for you to collect safely. The phone line and email will be checked during opening hours and we will contact you when items are ready for collection. We have lots of books and a great new selection of children’s books.

  • You can return titles and pick up existing, pre-lockdown reservations at the Library.
  • Reservations are now open but not browsing. However, staff can select some titles for you from their own library – use our Select and Collect service.
  • Select and collect – arrange to collect a bundle of titles from your local library.
  • The Summer Reading Challenge has gone online this year at summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

New opening times from 27 July 2020
Monday closed
Tuesday 10.00am–1.00pm and 1.30pm–4.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am–3.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm–5.00pm
Closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until further notice

Our regular free activities (once restrictions are eased)
Ketton Bookworms reading group. First Tuesday in the month 2.00pm.
Ketton Characters
play reading group, all welcome. Monthly (times vary). Meetings are being held online (via Zoom) until further notice. Contact Derek Raine to join in.
Ketton Lunar Society discussing issues of science and society. Third Wednesday in the month 7.30pm–9.00pm. Meetings are being held online (via Zoom) until further notice. Contact Derek Raine to join in.
Knit & Natter or anything crafty. Beginners and experts welcome. Wednesdays 9.30am.
Science Club for ages 9+. Different themes each month. First Saturday in the month 9.30am–10.30am. Next date is Saturday 7 March.
Please see our full programme of events and activities at the Library and on our Facebook page.
Secret Reader for ages 11+. Tuesday, monthly 5.00pm–6.00pm.
Storytime stories and rhymes for pre-school children. Thursdays 4.00–4.30pm
Top Time for the over 60s – activities, games and talks from guest speakers. Fridays 11.00am–1.00pm.

Kedington Library provides a unique service for our village, with many regular activities for both children and adults, including special events, quiz nights, Italian conversation classes, and talks with guest speakers. Free WiFi, iPad loan and tuition, and printing and photocopying are available for a small charge. We also provide tea and coffee, stamps, Flamingo Paperie greetings cards, and room hire. Current details of events, activities and facilities are provided in the quarterly issues of the Ketton Reviewor visit the Library Facebook page.

Kedington Library Friends
Kedington Library Friends (KLF) is a group of volunteers who organise events, support our Library and raise funds for us. They always need new members with fresh ideas for events. If you would like to help at an event and share your ideas please get in touch.

For enquiries relating to the Library or the Friends group, please contact manager Dawn Bamford.

The Parish Council

For enquiries relating to the Parish Council please contact clerk Marion Farrant 01440 708577 (answer phone). Please see our Facebook page for our latest news and meeting minutes.