Wondering What’s Happening with the Churchtown Library Group?

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Wondering What’s Happening with the Churchtown Library Group?

Here’s an update:
  • The public meeting held on 10 October at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall voted unanimously for the current Group to continue, but with a new remit to establish a community run library
  • We have changed our name to North Meols Library Association (NMLA) to recognise the catchment area beyond Churchtown
  • In the short term NMLA are teaming up with Crossens Community Association to provide limited internet access. Initially two laptops will be available on Wednesday lunchtimes from 6th November, 12pm – 2pm at Crossens Community Centre, Rufford Road (ironically the old Crossens Library site). There will be free internet access and a volunteer from NMLA will be on hand to help with the use of the Sefton Library Catalogue. We are looking to expand this concept throughout the area according to demand and availability of premises
  • We have been in touch with the Council to inform them of our commitment to set up a community library and are looking for their support and advice. We are particularly concerned about the books and fittings currently at Churchtown Library and what will happen to them
  • Our search for premises continues. We have identified the currently unused bowling pavilion in Botanic Gardens as a possible location for our library and have approached the Council accordingly. It’s early days and they may not agree, but we believe if we work closely with those already involved with running and supporting facilities in Botanic Gardens it can only enhance the community as a whole.
  • Also, the Rev. Jan Fraser from Marshside Road Methodist Church is keen to help us and we have met with her and her leadership team. Discussions are ongoing
We need your help:
  • Our plea to local businesses for space, partnership working, sponsorship and/or help with funding sparked little response but we did get a couple of offers of small donations and every little helps. So a renewed plea to anyone who can help with these aspects
  • As we progress we will need help with:
    • IT skills
    • DIY/handyman/building skills
    • Fund raising/events organising
    • Legal expertise
    • Accountancy bookkeeping
We would also like to hear from anyone who has experience in setting up a Charity. If you can help us please email [email protected] or [email protected] Alternatively, leave a message on 07721 451158 or 07836 317678
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