Double celebration at Deeping Library

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Two special events were celebrated at Deeping Community Library recently.

Over 40 people shared a cake in the shape of books and toasted the success of the community venture at a tea party held to celebrate the library’s first anniversary.

A presentation was made at the party to retiring chairwoman Liz Waterland.

Local and county councillor Phil Dilks, a member of the management committee, spoke about the long campaign to keep the library open and praised all those whose hard work had enabled it to be so successful.

Library co-ordinator Louisa Crowson expressed her pride in being appointed to the role and thanked volunteers who helped the service run so well.

A second celebration took place when representatives of Secret Source Marketing were handed the keys of the first-floor offices as they took over the tenancy from Deeping Community Trust (DCT).

Thanks to the support of volunteers, local councils and community groups – and the office rental – the Friends of Deeping Library are looking to increase the library’s opening hours from April.

Liz Waterland said: “This is what we wanted to aim for when we first opened the library again. We are delighted to be improving our service to local people even further and for it to be happening in our first birthday week is an extra pleasure.”