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Winthorpe welcomes community library

Winthorpe residents, councillors and teachers celebrate the opening of a new community library at Seathorne Primary School.

Winthorpe residents, councillors and teachers celebrate the opening of a new community library at Seathorne Primary School.

Literature lovers, councillors and teachers in the Winthorpe area have celebrated the opening of a new community library, filling the void left by the end of mobile services.

Lincolnshire County Council has introduced 400 books to Seathorne Primary School thanks to the efforts of local councillors and teachers.

Coun Carl Macey said: “We have set this up in the hope of creating some community spirit and bridging the gap left by the mobile library’s departure from Winthorpe.”

The new library currently only opens between 3.30pm and 4.30pm from Wednesday to Friday.

But, if the service is well used and more volunteers recruited, it is hoped to open longer and stock more books.

Coun Mark Smith said: “This will give the people of Winthorpe a resource within the heart of the community, which they can access easily and should hopefully encourage more people to use it.”

The school also operates a book swap scheme to provide access to a wider range of titles and members can order more books online, which LCC will deliver when available.

Adult education classes in reading could also be arranged if the service is well used.

To register your interest as a volunteer librarian call the school on 01754 764689.

 

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