Friday, 13 August 2010

Fulbourn Library does have a future!

The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)One of our volunteers has likened running our Library to climbing a mountain – we just make it to the top to find there is yet another peak to challenge us.

As you are aware, Cambridgeshire County Council has to make savings in its Library budget.

Although the proposed cuts will affect us, we will be able to continue as a volunteer Library and we plan to work with the Library Service to minimise the impact of the cuts on our customers.

We will still be linked to the Library Service’s computer system, therefore you will continue to be able to request books at Fulbourn that are in any other County library in Cambridgeshire, and continue to return books to us that you have borrowed from another library in the county. Both of these services are free of charge.

books: click to go to Fulbourn Village LibraryThe proposed cuts will affect the number of books we receive from the County Council, but we will still receive Large Print books and be able to rotate books with other libraries.

So it is business as usual in the Library and as I write this we are looking forward to the Summer Reading Challenge with the children during the summer holidays.

We have an excellent group of volunteers who are happy to continue running the Library but we will need a lot of help and support from the community if we are going to survive in the future.

You can help us by:

  • Visiting the Library often and borrowing lots of books

  • Donating good quality, recently published books to the Library, both adult and children’s books

  • Offering your help as a volunteer

TescoAmazonSo the next time you are discarding a book you have purchased in Fulbourn Tesco (or any other store) or from Amazon, please consider donating it to the Library - there are lot of people in Fulbourn who rely on us for their books as they are unable to travel to another Library – and while you are in the Library you may see something on our shelves that you want to read.

We will continue to run the Library, but we can only do it with your help.
Kathy Attmore

click to go to Fulbourn Village Library

Click to read more on writer Alan Gibbons' blog

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