Stowmarket: Speed dating with a twist? Library comes up with ideas for fundraising

Stowmarket Library's open day where people put their name down for the first Friends of Stowmarket m

Stowmarket Library's open day where people put their name down for the first Friends of Stowmarket meeting - Credit: Archant

A LIBRARY could be used for speed dating with a literacy twist - this was one of the ideas out forward at its first community meeting.

About 40 people have formed a Friends of Stowmarket group at the town’s library.

In the meeting ideas were expressed about how to fundraise as the library faces budget cuts.

Frances Law, Stowmarket Library manager, said: “It was really good news. We are really pleased. We had quite a good mix of people. We had some people from Stowmarket High School with some great ideas.

“We had a wide range of ideas from simple book sales to a university professor coming onboard to take lessons. It was fantastic I think everyone was really amazed by all of the ideas that came through. We might want to start with something small.”

A date for the next meeting has yet to be announced. Mrs Law said she would be looking for all the fundraising ideas in the coming days.

The EADT’s sister title, the Stowmarket Mercury, has backed the Friends of Stowmarket campaign. More than 670 people visited the library during an open day last month where people came forward to support the campaign. The open day showcased the activities the library runs including craft and games sessions.

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