You have probably heard by now that the building in which the new library will be sited is safely in place, beside the youth club and behind the Grosvenor Centre, off the High Street. It is tucked away in a corner, but we think people will be pleasantly surprised at the size and standard of the accommodation once the work of fitting out is completed. The proposed opening date is Saturday 10th November.
Provisional Library opening hours are:
Monday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
GLEAN trustees chose those hours hoping they will suit all sections of the community. We will review the timetable after an initial period to see if any changes are needed based on usage. We aim to serve tea, coffee and biscuits to library users in the youth club building and we are grateful to GGs for their cooperation on this - an example of our close-working on joint initiatives.
We hope to host a number of activities, including children's story time and literary events. We shall welcome feedback from our customers and suggestions for future activities.
Our volunteers have been busy recently, attending training events organised and run by Staffordshire County Council and proving themselves keen to learn. But we always have room for more volunteers! Additional training sessions are planned and support will be ongoing. If you wish to contact GLEAN, perhaps to offer your services as a volunteer, or provide funding for this excellent cause, please email the group at email@example.com, or ring 01785 822685. To keep in touch with progress, please look at the website http://www.gleanhub.org/
So, the exciting day when we open the doors at our new Community Library for the first time is approaching. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us, especially Gnosall Parish Council. We shall be acknowledging all the financial help received in a detailed list to be displayed in the library building.
To quote from Philip Pullman, the author of the trilogy 'His Dark Materials': 'As for reading, the best thing I can suggest is to go to a library and browse until you find something that looks good.'
Over 84 year’s Christmas Party
The Christmas Tea will be held on the 15th December. It has been decided to drop the qualifying age to 84. If you, or anyone you know, will be 84 or over in December please let the Parish Office know so that the names can be added to the invitation list.
GFest2019 will be taking place from 13th July 2019 until 21st July 2019. Many of the favourites from the last GFest will be held again, but bigger and better! This time we shall also have a canal festival (C-Fest) from 20th-21st July, so that will be something new and unusual to look forward to. The draft programme is already getting full with interesting events, some new and some familiar favourites, but it’s likely that other events will be added to make this GFest our biggest and best yet. Full details will be on the Gnosall Parish web site and will also be sent to each household in the village.