Library will be part of new community hub

New Life Fellowship at Kirton - soon to be the home of the village library. ANL-151008-145133001
New Life Fellowship at Kirton - soon to be the home of the village library. ANL-151008-145133001
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Kirton is one of the more fortunate communities in the county as it will keep a library when the county council remodels the service across Lincolnshire over the coming weeks.

Kirton Parish Council saved library services in the parish by finding a new home with Boston New Life Fellowship, which is based at The Junction, in Wash Road.

Now Pastor Neal Muggleston has revealed how plans are shaping up to have the library as part of a major community hub, featuring conferencing with a 300-seat auditorium and facilities like an Internet café and restaurant.

He said: “The project is going ahead full steam. New Life have been fully accepted to host Kirton library as part of their new community hub.

“We have a group of local people in place who are currently organising the team of volunteers, about 15 so far.

“Our official opening date is September 26, though it is expected we will open on the Tuesday following.

“The library will operate on a smaller scale to begin with in our current building, consisting of about 2,000 books and an Internet service.

“The longer term plan is for the library to have its own larger facility and Internet café in our new church building, which will also function as a local community hub, incorporating a restaurant/café open during the week – along with many of the rooms – and a 300-seat auditorium available for conferencing hire.

“We hope to expand the library and include children’s story time reading sessions along with a soft play area so that parents can enjoy the whole facility.”

○ Volunteers are still needed and anyone who is interested can contact Mr Mugglestone on 07985 149607.