Grappenhall Community Library

Grappenhall Community Library

Soon after the closure of the library on the 2nd April 2011, a small group of locals decided to work to try to return the empty building to community use. A number of public meetings were held and over eighty people from the community got involved in the project. One big initiative was to put the word out for book donations, which resulted in unbelievable generosity, when over 4,000 books were solicited to support the community venture. In parallel, discussions with the Council were bearing fruit and the legal process to hand over the building to a new company/charity, formed by the volunteers, facilitated the return of the library in earnest. Just before Christmas 2011, the keys were handed over to the ‘Friends of Grappenhall Library’.
 

For more information about Grappenhall library visit their website.

 

 

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