Newsletter June 2017

Sherburn & Villages Community Library

Another month under our belts as volunteers and we are still learning!

Our new coffee machine has been installed and we have received positive feedback on the improvement in quality. We have also increased the range of drinks with decaffeinated coffee and herbal teas now on offer. We have changed the biscuits and reduced the price to 50p per packet. Don’t forget for regular users there are loyalty cards for the coffee – buy 6 get your 7th free.

We are going to install a new noticeboard at the entrance to the Library to provide residents with information on news and events around Sherburn and the neighbouring villages. We want this to be updated at least daily and help to make the library a hub for local news.

Anne-Marie Oldroyd, the new Community Development Manager from the Parish Council, will be taking up her new role on 12th June and will be mainly based at the library.

A reminder that we have a newly decorated room upstairs which is available to hire out for meetings at a cost of £15 per session. A session is either a morning or an afternoon. Please book via the library.

Did you know you can now buy gifts in the library? We have a range of gift items for adults and children. The hand crafted items have been made locally. If you would like to support local crafters and the community library, please have a look in our display case.


Upcoming events in the Library

Wednesday 14th June – Discovering your Family History. This is a starter session to describe how you can start researching your own family history. The talk will be given by Pam Trace who has been running regular sessions on Family History at Sherburn Library for four years. Tickets £5

Saturday 17th June – Children’s Craft Event. Come and make Venetian masks. All materials supplied. Suitable for 7 years and upwards. Tickets £3.50 each or 2 for £5.

Digital Neighbours training 9th & 16th June

From July we will again have the Summer Reading Challenge for our younger readers. Volunteers are visiting the local schools to tell the children all about it. Registration starts on 15th July. The theme this year is animal agents.

The Old Girls’ School
The asbestos has been removed and we are now starting work on the toilets and flat roof.

Thanks to everyone who supported us at the Easter Parade and the Gala. We have raised a total of over £5,000 locally.

Work on the Nursery is also well underway. This will be opening in September as Kirkgate Childcare, offering places to children aged 2 to 5. For more information please contact Dawn Stevenson, Nursery Manager on 07922038597 or

The publicity about the Community Cinema had generated a huge amount of interest on social media. Please remember to register on line at the Co-op for this to be your preferred charity for the next 6 months, so we can maximise the 1% donation to local causes.

We need help from the community to make this fantastic old building into a community centre to meet the growing needs of our villages. If you are a local trades person who can offer to help with the refurbishment or you are willing to help with decorating or general volunteering, please get in touch with Allyson Chambers or Tel 01977 681670

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