Kate Adie visits Lytchett Matravers Library
In October Kate Adie the former BBC world Chief News Correspndent visited Lytchett Matravers Library where she gave a presentation to a packed audience on her latest book 'Fighting on the Home Front'. After the excellent informative presentation Kate signed copies of her latest book.
Julia's House Tea PartyOn Saturday 13th December 2014 between 10-12.noon the Friends of Lytchett Library have organised a Fundraising Tea Party for 'Julia's House Hospice' Tea,Coffee and Cakes will be available. Please come along and support this event for a very worthy cause.
Community Libraries Update - May 2013
Eight Community Libraries have now been handed over to the local community and are now Community Managed. Under an agreement the County Council make an annual grant towards the library, supply new books and provide professional advice. Computers are also provided at these libraries for public use. The libraries involved are Colehill, Stalbridge, Corfe Castle, Wool, Chickerell, Charmouth, Puddletown and Burton Bradstock.
It is very important that the public in these communities support their library in this new venture if they are to succeed.
Details of each Community Managed Library can be found on the AD LIB website.
7th January 2013 - Opening of Puddletown Community Library
Monday 7th January saw the Puddletown Community Library previously run by Dorset County Council become Community Managed by Volunteers, other libraries at Colehill, Wool, Charmouth, Chickerell, Corfe Castle, and Stalbridge will follow during the forthcoming weeks.
The official opening of the library was performed by Kate Adie, former BBC news correspondent who stressed the importance of libraries being an essential part of the community. Also present at the opening was County Councillor Hilary Cox representing the County Council and Mike Chaney Chairman of the Friends of Puddletown Library.
Both BBC and Meridian Television and other media were in attendance. BBC were recording for the BBC Politics show which goes out on Sunday.
15th January 2013 - Wool becomes the second volunteer run library to open
Today saw Wool Library transfer from the County Council to become Wool Community Managed Library run by volunteers.
At the official well attended handover of the keys, Debbie Ward, Chief Executive of the County Council promised that the Council would continue to support the Community Managed Libraries.
After the ceremony the Chief Executive assisted David Smith, Chairman of the Friends of Wool Library and the Management Committee to change the signs over.
The present position could not have been arrived at if it had not been for the hard work and enthusiasm of local people determined to ensure that their library remained open and available for the public to use.
Please note: The AD LIB website is currently being reviewed and redeveloped to better support the emerging needs of the community libraries and their users.