The Street,
Dorset DT6 6PE

Tel. 01297 560640

Welcome to your library web site

Opening Hours from 28th February 2013

Monday to Friday 2.00 to 5.00
Saturday              10.30 to 12.30

In 2012, Dorset County Council decided that nine small libraries in Dorset, including Charmouth’s, would be closed unless taken over by the community.   One has closed (Portland Underhill) but the remaining eight are now community-managed.

Charmouth has the freehold to the library building and renamed its library CHARMOUTH CENTRAL to demonstrate its new role, not just as a library with longer opening hours, but as a community hub.   DCC will continue to supply books, a library management system and some professional help.   All running costs and staffing are the responsibility of volunteers, under the banner of Friends of Charmouth Library (to join:  click on Come on In).

To enable more social activities and an income source, Charmouth Central was awarded a grant by the Big Lottery Fund for an extension to house a servery and retail area.

-> Weatherproof garden furniture 2016

Other funders are:  Dorset Community Foundation, West Dorset District Council, Charmouth Traders’ Association, Charmouth Parish Council and local donors.

Like to volunteer?  Have an idea or suggestion?      Please click on Contacts – Chair
Want to use the premises for your club or society?  Please click on Contacts – Secretary

To see the latest on what is happening, please click on Campaign News and go to the Special Events Diary page for URGENT needs!

Please notify us of your interest through editor@charmouthvillagelibrary.org.uk and use the RSS facility for notification of any changes.
Thanks for looking!
Charmouth Village Library Committee

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