GREAT LIBRARY NEWS
Friends of Charmouth Library were granted £50,000 by Village SOS.
Village SOS is part of the Big Lottery Fund, set up to help villages with fewer than 3,000 residents. The grant paid £42,500 towards the building of an extension and £4,500 towards operating costs in 2013.
Underfloor heating ensures the room is always warm for customers, library-
Some work to the existing building, funded by Dorset County Council, started in late January. The roof received its new glass fibre covering and has been made water tight. The library reopened after just over a month of very necessary maintenance and the central heating installed.
The Parish Council also helped with some funding, as have NISA (Charmouth Stores £250), Charmouth Traders’ Association (£150) and Waitrose (£212) –
In March we received news that Dorset’s Partnership for Older People programme has donated £1,577 for IT equipment provision, to enable Internet & Computer Use classes and used to purchase superb up to date laptops and other accessories which are put to good use during prescribed Computer Courses listed in the Diary.
By late summer 2012, Charmouth gained a totally transformed building, no longer just a rather run-
– and will live up to its new name, “Charmouth Central.”
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Twelve volunteers and four lead volunteers have been trained by the Dorset Library Service. The general consensus was that the training was excellent, presented in a very straightforward way with plenty of time for questions and hands-
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Application forms for membership of Friends of Charmouth Library.
We all want to be certain that the library remains free and becomes a real community hub but a voluntary subscription of £2 a month from as many library supporters as possible is vital to pay for insurance, utilities, upkeep, supplies and so on.
Our next Newsletter will give those on our mailing list all the details and copies of the application form but this still leaves many library users who are not on the e-
Please let me know when you can help, even if just for an hour. You will be making a great contribution.