Parting gift as Winslow Library begins a new chapter

Winslow librarian Sue Duhig is presented with a planter on her last day by members of the Winslow community Library management committee
Winslow librarian Sue Duhig is presented with a planter on her last day by members of the Winslow community Library management committee
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Long-serving librarian Sue Duhig was presented with a planter by members of the Winslow Community Library Management Committee on Wednesday to mark her her last day at Winslow Library.

Next Tuesday, Mrs Duhig, who has been at Winslow Library for 22 years, starts work as senior supervisor at Buckingham Library.

She said: “I’ll very much miss all the customers who have supported the library for many years. People who came in as children now bring in children of their own.”

From Monday, Winslow Library will be a community library, with new manager David Morgan being assisted by trained volunteers. It will be open the same hours as before and members can still use their existing library cards.

Chairman of the management committee, Guy Hawking, said: “On behalf of the community, we just want to thank Sue for her hard work and wish her well in her new role.

“We’re really pleased we found enough interest and support to keep the library open.

“We’ve got a really enthusiastic bunch of volunteers who’ve been training for the last couple of months.

“We are planning an open day on Saturday, September 28, and there will be information on display about the wide range of services that’s available from the library these days which many people don’t know about.

“We’re also wide open to suggestions about how the library can support the community.

“At 11am, John Bercow will be doing a small opening ceremony and we hope there will be lots of young readers to help him cut the tape.”