Wash Common Library
Stocktake at Newbury Library
West Berkshire Council library contacts
Following the decision by West Berkshire Council to keep open all but one branch library (at Wash Common), we know that Lambourn Library will be staffed by a paid librarian and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, the Friends of Lambourn Library steering committee would like to invite you to a briefing on 2pm Wednesday 22nd March in Lambourn Library, at which we will be able to share more details of what is needed. It will also be an opportunity for you to contribute your views. If you are interested in volunteering, but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Sue Cocker on 01488 71357 or [email protected].
Excellent news that discussions with West Berkshire Council to convert the library to a Community Interest Company are making good progress. Further details will be announced as soon as possible. Assuming this happens, the new organisation will need trustees and in any event will need more volunteers. Please contact Friends of Hungerford Library or West Berkshire’s Volunteers Co-ordinator [email protected] if you’re interested in either (or both) of these roles.
According to Chairman of Thatcham Town Council’s Library Working Party, Councillor Jason Collis, “Thatcham Town Council has taken the lead in organising the effort to keep Thatcham Library open, but we cannot do it without support from the community of Thatcham. The people of Thatcham have answered the call and we have been overwhelmed by the response for the call for volunteers. The numbers attending our open meetings has been so encouraging and we hope to maintain the momentum, but it is never too late if anybody else wants to get in touch to support the library.”
If you are interested in supporting Thatcham Library, or would just like to find out a bit more information, Thatcham Town Council would welcome hearing from you. Please pop along to one of the information sessions on Tuesday 28 March or Thursday 30 March or get in touch by calling 01635 863592, email [email protected], or pop into the Council Offices in Brownsfield Road for a chat.
Alternatively, you can keep in touch by following the new “Friends of Thatcham Library” Facebook page.