Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Friends of Molesey Library AGM

The Friends would like to invite you to attend our annual general meeting on Thursday January 30th, 7pm at Molesey Library. It will be a chance for you to find out more about the Friends and some of the challenges facing our library.

There will be refreshments provided and once the formal business is concluded, there will be an excellent guest speaker - Liam Dixon from Surrey County Council's library service - who is going to take you behind the scenes and reveal how the books are chosen. He will also be answering your questions. So please do come along and support our AGM and your local library.

Molesey Library welcomes the long arm of the law!

Fighting crime and keeping the public safe can be thirsty work, so it was no wonder the police stopped by Molesey Library to investigate its ever popular coffee mornings!

The Friends have been arranging these every Friday with volunteers selling hot drinks and home made cakes from 10am to midday. Word has been getting around town about how good they are, and reasonably priced (just £1 for tea/coffee and cake) - and not to forget the warm welcome extended to visitors - that they have been building a steady following.

Last Friday the police dropped by to chat to library users and answer any questions they may have about local policing in a relaxed and informal setting.

The Friends recently purchased a fridge freezer for the Library's upstairs area which can be used in conjunction with the coffee mornings. For the future we're looking into a shelter for the garden area so that library visitors can make use of the space in the warmer months.

Pauline, chairman of the Friends, said of the coffee mornings: "People can drop in for a few minutes and read the newspapers, browse through a book or have a chat.

"If you have not been in to see us yet, make sure to put a note on your calendar to join us in the near future. If you are not able to come along, you can help the library by spreading the word to friends and neighbours as our community needs to make more use of this wonderful resource and new volunteers are always welcome."