Senior citizens sign up to book in

Southport’s senior citizens are backing a scheme for a community library and have been eagerly completing surveys to pledge their support.

Ceri Morris, Care Manager of Good Companions Residential Care Home which Specialises in Dementia, was delighted to support the initiative and explained:

“Reading works the mind, helps improve concentration and boosts memory powers so we actively encourage our residents to take advantage of library services.”

 Since Churchtown Library was closed members of the North Meols Library Association have been searching for alternative arrangements and have now come up with a plan.

They want to set up a community library in the Botanic Gardens and will present their plans to Sefton Council later this month and the Association’s spokeswoman Elaine Langley said: 

“We have had tremendous help and encouragement from the local community and that has spurred us on to overcome the many hurdles that we have come up against.  It’s crucial that everyone has a chance to have their voices heard.”

 Elaine’s committee colleague Julie Wickham said: “We are hoping for a positive outcome for our plans to open a library. There is so much at stake and if it comes off it will illustrate how much we can accomplish when the community works together.”

“There is nothing to compare with the joy of reading a book I think the following quote from Jojen sums it up:”  ‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.’  

There is still time to add your views by completing the survey at:

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