As the Council announces plans for the future of the city’s libraries, Earlsdon Library Friends has started preparations for the hard work ahead.

It looks like the Council is serious that we are the future of Earlsdon library. Having spent the past few months consulting with local library users, we’ve got a pretty good idea what people want from their historic library building. Most important now is to get enough volunteers and money to deliver this. That’s a huge task.

We have seen from successful examples around the country that community-led libraries can work; but the council’s approach to partnership working over the 12 month transition period will be key to the success of this ambitious project.

You can find out more on Wednesday, 22nd February, where we will be holding an open meet and greet session for local residents and budding volunteers.

Where: The Royal Oak, Earlsdon Street – in the back room off the courtyard

When: Wednesday 22 February, 7.30-9pm

(You can come in through the pub or through the side gate on Moor Street.  Under 18s are welcome to attend but must not enter through the pub)

There will be no agenda or presentations on the night, just an opportunity to drop in and have a chat.

No need to RSVP, just turn up. You can help us by spreading the word though. We look forward to seeing you there.

About Earlsdon Library Friends

Earlsdon Library Friends is a small group of Earlsdon residents who came together last year to explore the potential of developing Earlsdon Library into a sustainable community-led facility. Earlsdon Library is the very heart of our community and we believe the services it offers must be maintained wherever possible. The group has been talking to residents across Earlsdon and with the Council to start to develop a realistic, sustainable plan for continuing local library provision. Find out more at www.earlsdonlibraryfriends.wordpress.com or on Facebook @EarlsdonLibraryFriends.

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