Pinchbeck library gets set to re-open

Pinchbeck Library re-opens Customers for the childrens corner - Monika Todd, Amelia Todd, Lauren Bloy of CFTB, Ryan Hales, Julie Mustoe, Emiy and Sarah Bates ANL-151125-123514001
Pinchbeck Library re-opens Customers for the childrens corner - Monika Todd, Amelia Todd, Lauren Bloy of CFTB, Ryan Hales, Julie Mustoe, Emiy and Sarah Bates ANL-151125-123514001
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A new chapter has started for Pinchbeck Library now it has re-opened with an enthusiastic army of volunteers.

The official re-opening ceremony takes place at the library in Knight Street on Tuesday, but doors opened this week for volunteers to get familiar with how things will work.

The library is the lifeline for many people and so important to the village.

Barbara Camps, clerk to Pinchbeck Parish Council

Barbara Camps, clerk to Pinchbeck Parish Council which formed a library committee to take over the running of the services, said: “It’s fantastic to be back open.

“The library is a lifeline for many people and so important to the village.”

Among the guests at the re-opening ceremony will be Coun William Webb, chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, and local county councillor Elizabeth Sneath, who is on the library committee.

Pinchbeck Library, which has been closed since September, is the latest to re-open with volunteers after Lincolnshire County Council decided to target libraries in cuts aimed at saving £2million.

Not only is Pinchbeck Parish Council continuing with the provision of the library services, the other rooms in the building are available for letting for meetings, training sessions, exercise classes, painting classes, flower arranging and many other uses.

Opening hours will be similar to when the library was previously open, but they are extended on a Wednesday to 5pm. For more information or to book a meeting room, call 01775 724348 or 723838 or email pinchbeckparish@btconnect.com

l Library decision due – see page 15