Enthusiasm from all ages for Winslow community library

Friends of Winslow Library, from the left, Kay Sargeant, Guy Hawking and Sue Renshell.'130117M-B258
Friends of Winslow Library, from the left, Kay Sargeant, Guy Hawking and Sue Renshell.'130117M-B258

There were offers of help from volunteers aged from 10 to 80 at a meeting over the future of Winslow Community Library on Wednesday night.

The meeting was held by the Friends Of Winslow Library, who recently secured the library’s future as a community library, following Bucks County Council’s decision in January 2011 to close smaller local libraries including Winslow.

Earlier this month, BCC appproved the Friends’ proposal to relaunch the venue as Winslow Community Library.

Chairman of the Friends, Guy Hawking, said about 40 people attended the meeting, with several expressing an interest in volunteering.

He said: “We can’t really say how many solid volunteers we’ve got but we’ve certainly got enough to get us started on our training programme.

“It was nice to see young members of the community through to older members keen to support the library.

“Just as Winslow is expanding, people were quite interested in developing the library as a community facility.

“It was very encouraging.

“It’s obvious there are enough people who are passionate about the library and we are inviting more people to get involved.”

Find out more at two open events at the library, from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, April 5, and from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 6.