Lincolnshire Co-op To Run Spilsby Library

Lincolnshire Co-op is to take over running of Spilsby Library at the end of September.

Lincolnshire County Council will hand over responsibility for running Spilsby Library, currently in West End Villas, to Lincolnshire Co-op at the end of September and the Society is calling for volunteers to come forward to staff it.

Initially, the library will stay in its current building before moving over to Lincolnshire Co-op’s food store, where a bespoke space for the facility will be created. The relocation will take place later this year.

We’re keen to hear from anyone in Spilsby and the surrounding area who could spare a couple of hours a week to give back to the community.Rachel Sampher, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire Co-op

Before the library moves, the Co-op aim to recruit a team of volunteers who will help man it during the current opening hours of 10am until 2pm on Wednesday, 1pm until 6pm on Friday and 10am until 1pm on Saturday.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Volunteer Co-ordinator Rachel Sampher said: “Volunteering is a great way to meet people and develop new skills. We’re keen to hear from anyone in Spilsby and the surrounding area who could spare a couple of hours a week to give back to the community.

“It’s also an ideal opportunity for sixth formers looking to add to their CV with some experience in a working environment.  

“Full training is given and volunteers also have the support of Lincolnshire County Council’s customer care centre. There will be a dedicated phone line to the advisors’ which the volunteers and people in the library can use.”

The new library will be accessed through Lincolnshire Co-op’s food store and will be created in space currently used for storage. It will feature a stock of around 4,000 books, including fiction, non-fiction, a children’s section, plus audio and large print titles. Facilities will include a self-service machine, a seating area and two People’s Network computers.

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