The Ascot Durning Library (in upper Ascot High Street) will now be open on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2 - 5pm. These additional opening times have been funded by the Durning Trust. The library is now open Monday and Tuesday 10am -1pm and 2pm -5pm, Wednesday 2pm -5pm, Thursday 10am- 1pm and 2pm- 7pm, Friday 2pm -5pm and Saturday 10am- 1pm.
Ascot Heath Library in Fernbank Road is open on Mondays (9.30am - 1pm + 2-7pm), Tuesdays (2-5pm), Wednesdays (closed), Thursdays ( 9.30am -1pm + 2-7pm) Fridays (2-5pm), Saturday (9.30am -12.30pm) . The library holds Storytimes, Bounce and Rhyme for children under two, craft activities, talks for adults and reading initiatives. Call 01344 884030.
The library is air conditioned
The library visits the Ascot area on alternate Fridays. The library route is currently under review. Visit http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/libraries.htm
Village Post Office, Windsor Great Park 09.00 - 09.20
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park 09.25 - 09.45
55, Cheapside Road, Cheapside 10.10 - 10.25
Imperial College, Silwood Park 10.30 - 10.50
Llanvair Drive, South Ascot 11.00 - 11.20 Bouldish Farm, South Ascot 11.55 - 12.15
A new Library has opened at Charters School (2009), providing a much larger facility for the pupils at the school. An additional floor has been added to the original building, doubling its size. The new top floor, which has been named “The Durning Room”, has been designated for use as a study area with extensive IT facilities exclusively for Sixth Form students, while the remodelled ground floor will provide improved library facilities for pupils in Years 7 to 11.
The Opening Ceremony of the new Library was held at the school on Wednesday 17th September, when Catherine Stevenson, Chair of The Durning Trust, unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. The Ceremony was attended by the Trustees of The Durning Trust, local Councillors and Governors, staff and pupils of the school.
The Durning Trust, together with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, made a generous donation to the funding of this project and the school is delighted to perpetuate the name of Jemina Durning Smith, the local benefactor who originally financed The Durning Library in Ascot, in their new building.
Marcia Twelftree, Headteacher of Charters, said, “We are absolutely delighted with this fantastic new facility for the students at Charters School and would like to express our immense gratitude to the Trustees of The Durning Trust, along with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, for their generosity in allowing us to realise our plans in this way”.
Catherine Stevenson, Chair of The Durning Trust, said: “The trust is delighted that they are able to assist the school by providing money for the new library”
Sunningdale Container Library is parked in the car park at the Broomhall Recreation Ground on Fridays. There has been a trial period for Sunday opening.
Extra library hours pilot looks like being here to stay
Extended opening hours in four Royal Borough libraries are set to stay after a year-long pilot to test customer support – and more volunteers will be recruited to support this improved service for residents.
The cabinet meeting (30th January 2014) proposes that the 14.5 extra hours Monday to Saturday at Sunningdale container library will be made permanent. The 12 hours of Sunday opening will continue to be tested until September before a final decision is made.
Sunninghill Library, School Road, Sunninghill SL5 7AA 01344 621493
There is a free car park one minute walk away, as well as plenty of convenient kerbside parking
SUNNINGHILL LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday - 2pm-7pm
Tuesday - 2pm-5pm
Wednesday - 2pm-5pm
Thursday - 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Friday - 2pm-5pm
Saturday - 10am-1pm