Stowmarket: Library campaign is backed at open day

Stowmarket Library open day to celebrate National Library Day.

Stowmarket Library open day to celebrate National Library Day. - Credit: Archant

A CAMPAIGN to get a community involved in a library which is facing budget cuts has been boosted after 40 people came forward and said they would back the plan.

Frances Law, Stowmarket Library manager, is looking to start a committee called Friends of Stowmarket which will raise funds and suggest uses for the facility.

The EADT’s sister title, the Stowmarket Mercury, has backed the campaign.

Mrs Law said 675 people visited the library during an open day last Saturday where people came forward to support the campaign.

She said: “It’s really, really positive and I’m really pleased. It was a good start, it was what we were trying to achieve. It was a good first day.

“We had a lot of people joining in with the activities and lots of people wanted to be involved.”

The open day showcased the services and activities the library runs including craft, children’s nursery rhymes and games sessions.

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The library also offers a book delivery service for people who are unable to visit.

The Friends of Stowmarket group will hold its first meeting, where members are expected to form a committee, on March 7 at 6.30pm, in the library.

For more information call 01449 613143.

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