Volunteers prepare to run Bottesford library from end of this month

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Bottesford Library will reopen on October 26 to be run by volunteers.

The council-run library closes on October 17 as a result of cuts. The Bottesford Community Library Association will reopen the service on Monday, October 26, at 3pm to lend books and there will be an official reopening at 6pm.

The re-launch week will include activities every day and there will be something for all ages.

Clare Gresham, of the association, said: “A committee has been meeting regularly for a year to plan the transition. We have many willing volunteers who will give their time voluntarily and the Library will open six days a week, for a few hours at a time. Local people will be welcome to join us on the evening of the 26th for the relaunch and refreshments. The relaunch will feature a talk by a local historian entitled ‘Lets talk about Bottesford’.

“This is a very exciting venture for the village and is intended to be the hub of the village as we will have regular groups meeting there. Also a drinks machine is planned and there is free wi-fi.”

The association has a Facebook page - search for Bottesford Community Library Association - and has a website at www.bottesfordcommunitylibrary.org.uk.