A new era in the life of Pinchbeck has started after the official re-opening of the village’s library as a community hub.
The tape on the now volunteer-run library was cut by Lincolnshire County Council chairman Coun William Webb, in front of guests Pinchbeck Parish Council and others who worked to keep it open in the village.
The library is open for three mornings and one afternoon a week, run by about 15 people who have come forward as volunteersBarbara Camps, clerk to Pinchbeck Parish Council
Parish council clerk Barbara Camps said: “We have about 15 people who have come forward as volunteers and been trained by an officer from Lincolnshire County Council Library Services.
“They are running the library which is open for three mornings and one afternoon a week.
“It was the parish council that put the word out about the recruitment of volunteers after members petitioned to keep the library open.
“We have five or six rooms that can be used for many purposes, including meetings, workshops, training groups, exercise classes and much more.
“The journey to this point has taken a while to come to fruition and without the work of Pinchbeck Library Committee, parish councillors and county councillor Elizabeth Sneath, who was constructive in her support, we wouldn’t have a library in Pinchbeck.”
The library is open 12 hours a week, Tuesdays, Weednesday and Thursdays, 10am till 1pm, and from 2pm till 5pm on Wednesdays, for people to borrow books and hold events.