Like many villages in South Northants, Whittlebury's village hall is called the Reading Room. This title dates back to the days when its main use was to provide a place where the working men of the village could come and read a newspaper.
Today, the Reading Room is a regular venue throughout the year for various clubs and community groups as well as private functions such as children's parties, family celebrations and similar events, and the village's very popular "HUG" coffee mornings on Fridays, 10.00am to midday.
Following some renovation works in 2022 the building was reopened in late May and progress is being made in rebuilding the user base for the facility.
Further renovation is also being pursued.
The playing field next to the Reading Room is a free play area for children, with equipment in a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) - slide, swings etc as well as a picnic table. The field also hosts larger village events from time to time.
The Reading Room is available for hire and is an ideal venue for meetings, evening classes and other events. There are several rooms including a kitchen recently and new doors onto the patio with a ramp for wheelchair access have recently been created.
The Reading Room is run as a charity by the Management Committee with the Parish Council as the Trustee