Frecheville Library celebrate National Library Day

Today I had the pleasure of joining members of the community at Frecheville Library to celebrate National Library Day. I arrived at 9.30 a.m. thinking I would be one of the first but I was wrong several people had already arrived. People were busy making tea and coffees and setting out cakes and buns. I was only able to stay for approximately 40 minutes but it was great to such a hive of activity and so many people attending. The event was supported by members of the Knit & Natter group held at Frecheville but also from the Crystal Peaks group, the local parent and toddler group and general members of the public – all were made to feel very welcome.

Emma Bramwell, Local Library Information Assistant said ”what a great morning, it was so busy there was standing room only at one point! People commented on how lovely it was to see the young mums & their children”

Libraries are our Community hubs – bringing people together across different sections of the community. Thank you to all those who provided the cakes, refreshments and raffle prizes. Over 120 people attended the event in 3 hours and raised just short of £100 for McMillan Cancer.

Councillor Karen McGowan said “A special thank you must go to Emma Bramwell for all her hardwork in promoting and bringing this together – well done Emma. A big thank you also for all the donation of cakes and prizes – these events don’t just happen it takes support from those that donate and also those that attend. Thank you to everyone for making it a huge success.”

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