This is the first blog post in a little while but a lot has been going on at York Gardens Library and Community Centre. The librarians and the Friends group have all been busy developing the plans for how we will continue to keep the library running and make sure it is providing really useful services for the local community.
In December, the library and community centre’s first Christmas Fayre raised more than £400 which will go towards keeping the library open and continuing to run activities for local people.
If you’ve passed the library on a Saturday morning recently, you will have noticed a lot of activity. Local volunteer Ella Spencer is running tutoring sessions in GCSE English and Maths, working with a group of volunteers including several students from Imperial College London. The sessions are proving popular with students from nearby schools.
A new capoiera group is being held on a Tuesday after school. The popular drama groups for primary school children are continuing to rehearse on a Wednesday. And the library is fabulously decorated at the moment with works from the craft club, held on a Thursday. Homework club for 7-14 year olds continues to run on a Friday from 4-6pm.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these activities please ask the librarians, or contact us by email. We are also still looking for more volunteers and of course the community rooms are available to hire.
We are delighted to welcome Andrea Marcs, the new library manager, who joined us in February. Andrea is looking forward to meeting library users and bringing more people from the local area in to the library.
We’ll be featuring more about the various groups and clubs at the library in future posts. If there’s anything that you’re keen to hear more about just let us know.