The books stop here. Bilton Library volunteering.

Bilton and Woodfield Community library – a great success story.  Just a short time ago the library seemed certain to close as funding was withdrawn by North Yorkshire County Council.

But the community and local councillors stepped in and worked with the County Council to find a solution to keep this valued community facility open.

The library now runs largely with the support of volunteers from the nearby community.  And it is well worth support with a dedicated children’s library and many other well-used facilities.

I wanted to go and help out in recognition of the sterling work being done to maintain the library.  I was working with three other volunteers putting returned books back on the shelves and ensuring the children’s library was displayed in catalogue order.

I can guarantee that volunteering at Bilton and Woodfield library will introduce you to many new people who will become firm friends and who are also your neighbours in the local community.

And, in case anyone wondered, crime fiction is the most popular genre of book with the library-users.

The photo with this post is from the official opening of the community library earlier this year.

A great end to another interesting, busy and enjoyable volunteer week.

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About Andrew Jones MP

The MP for Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge
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