We have been really busy over the last couple of weeks.

The Survey we carried out to ascertain the need for a library:

Our consultation period has now ended. If you still have a survey to send in please do, but we won’t be able to include it in the report to support our proposals. We are always listening and are interested in your suggestions.

We received over 230 surveys from across the all the age ranges and areas we are aiming to cover. What people have to say is really interesting. For instance:

69% told us they find it difficult to access a library service now Churchtown Library has gone

44% of those completing the survey no longer go to a library

69% said they would attend courses

70% said they would use a meeting room for community groups/organisations.

What you have told us is shaping our business plan and in the next newsletter we will share with you our ideas of the activities and courses we want to provide. If you have any ideas of you own please let us know.

Sponsored Walk

Thank you to those of you who walked from the old Churchtown Library to the pavilion. The final total was £670 and we were so overwhelmed we have decided to do it again. Make a note in your diary for Sunday 7th September at 11.00. This time we will be starting from the old Crossens Library on Rufford Road. More details next time.

Storytime is on the move

During the summer holidays Storytime will be held at Marshside Road Methodist Church which is near Churchtown lights so it may be easier to get to for some of you. We will be focussing more on crafts which may appeal to slightly older children. Look on our website or facebook for full details.https://www.facebook.com/storytime.southport.nmla?ref=stream

Our Books have arrived!

Our books have arrived from Crosby. There were over a 150 boxes. The boxes have been sorted by genre. Thank you Sefton Libraries staff.

We thought long and hard before we used some of our precious funds on hiring professionals for the move. We were able to pay for this thanks to the sponsor money raised by the walk. Money well spent, we think. The books are now in their new temporary home at Marshside Road Methodist Church hall. Thank you to Rev Jan Fraser and your team. We wouldn’t be where we are now without your help and support.

Our next newsletter will be along soon with more updates. In the meantime if you have any suggestions or questions please get in touch:

Contact details:

nmla.storytime@gmail.com    www.facebook.com/storytime.southport.nmla   elaineflangley@gmail.com     www.thelibraryinthegardens.weebly.com   twitter @nmla1

07721 451158

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