ADLINGTON LIBRARY and FRIENDS of ADLINGTON LIBRARY (FoAL) UPDATE
Statement by FoAL regarding the future of Adlington Library, 8 August 2018
Friends of Adlington Library wish to announce that following much discussion and deliberation and a number of meetings with County Councillor Peter Buckley, cabinet member for community and cultural services, and his colleagues at Lancashire County Council, we have decided to withdraw our application for the Asset Transfer of Adlington Library.
We have gained assurances that Adlington Library will remain open and that from April 2018 will be full funded by LCC, rather than by FoAL. In addition we are assured that FoAL will continue to be an important part of the development of the building and service.
FoAL and LCC will work together to ensure the sustainability of Adlington Library for future generations and maximise the use of the library and the Children’s Centre building.
We will continue to raise funds to create a modern library and enhance and improve the facilities and service for our community. We plan to continue with our events, offer more services, and encourage more local groups to use both the library and children’s Centre to create a Community Hub.
We would like to thank our sponsors, members and volunteers for all their help and support and are very proud of what has been achieved over the last year.
FoAL will continue to progress with its aims and objectives as a charity. Volunteers wanting to work within the library will receive training and FoAL will continue to need the help of all our volunteers for events, groups, and meetings in the library to help us move forward with our plans.
Money raised so far and in the future will be used to purchase much needed items and equipment for the library, fund talks, educational and recreational events, and create a modern library for the 21st century. An amount will be ‘ring fenced’ to keep in reserve to ensure that Adlington Library will not, in the future, be put in danger of closure again.
HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT FUTURE OPENING HOURS
LCC have issued proposed changes to Adlington Library's opening times. Please take a look and then complete the LCC survey and have your say. You can comment on them as a whole or on each day.
Survey on LCC site. Follow the link
Please let us know your thoughts as well.
You can also visit the library to complete the survey but it is easy to do it online.
ACTIVITIES IN THE LIBRARY
Don't forget that we are still doing our weekly Saturday Coffee Mornings. Find out what is happening and have a chat with everyone. Hope to see you there.
The librarians are having a Halloween Craft afternoon on Tues 31st Oct with members of FoAL assisting. 2pm till 3.30pm.
There will be a Remembrance Display in the library on Saturday 11th November. There will be the displays about the men who died in WWI and WW2, and also a new display about Adlington and District Churches and their War Memorials. If you have any memorabilia relating to this please bring it along.
We are planning a Digital Access/Inclusion Course in conjunction with Chorley Borough Council on Friday Dec 8th from 9.30am to 12.30pm in Adlington Library. This will be trial session as an introduction to the Internet.
Booking is needed and places are limited.
Refreshments will be available.
It is hoped to have a number of these courses in the coming months.
You can let me know if you would like to put your name down or you can pop into the library and add your name to the list. Just ask one of the librarians. Posters will be going up in the library.
On behalf of Friends of Adlington Library
Heath Charnock Parish Council