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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) - January 2019

hullabaloo blueHappy New Year everyone! New beginnings all round and not least for Milborne Port Library. The Friends are continuing to work closely with Somerset County Council and our very supportive Parish Council to develop a Community Library Partnership (CLP). We have until the end of March 2019 to sort out the practical details, which will almost certainly involve a change of premises.

A room has been offered on the first floor of the Town Hall as a temporary solution. Obviously this will mean the Library holds fewer books but we are also looking into the option of moveable, lockable book shelving in the main Town Hall room. It is hoped that staffing levels can be maintained but this will depend on the level of financial support that the Parish Council can give. This is still under consideration by the council, however, irrespective of the grant forthcoming from the Parish Council, volunteers will almost certainly be needed to support the overall running of the library. So, if you are interested in helping keep our library open, pop in and see Sue or Edwina and have a chat about what you might be prepared to offer. There are a number of different roles for volunteers in Somerset Community Library Partnerships (CLP’s), from events organisation to customer services. Your name will be passed on to Jack Stafford from Somerset County Council, who coordinates library volunteer initiatives across the county.

Meanwhile, back in the library, our Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award student ran an Advent Craft event, making various Christmas related items including the snowflakes which you may have seen adorning the windows.

As you may know, there are a number of books and DVDs for sale in the library. The library staff are planning to have a Book Sale in January, offering them for a reduced price. The date has yet to be decided but watch out for notices.

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