Libraries in old book donor plan

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BOOK borrowers can now help widen the selection of titles available at some Lincolnshire libraries.

Donation boxes have been placed at a number of sites around the county, allowing borrowers to contribute to their local library’s book fund.

Jonathan Platt, head of libraries and heritage, said: “We already buy hundreds of new titles each year for our library network.

“These donation boxes allow people to make a voluntary contribution to their library, which will enable each of the participating sites to buy more books for their customers.

“So the more money that is donated the more books we can buy for that library.”

“The pilot in Stamford was extremely successful, raising almost £1,000 since last May.

“This was used to buy a selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, many of which were directly requested by customers.

“It’s no surprise these have been flying off the shelves.”

Donation boxes can be found at the following libraries; Boston Louth, Skegness, Mablethorpe, among others.