Friday, September 22, 2006

Raising Funds for a Quiet Room

A book sale and coffee morning at Saltburn library raised £335 for a £15,000 quiet room project in the library's garden. The sale, which was held outside the library, attracted large crowds on Saturday. Sandra Hall, committee member, said the money would go towards money needed to rent and fit out a portable building for three years. Public liability insurance would also be needed. An application has been made to the Big Lottery Fund. Mrs Hall said a quiet room was planned so groups or a few friends could hold meetings away from computers in the main library. "We welcome people suggesting uses to either the library staff or the Friends, who number more than 30." Plans include meetings to organise flower and produce shows, chess, meetings for Agora, the new community and business marketing project, and an art group. Mrs Hall said among events already held at the library were regular exhibitions, computer classes, surgeries for the MP and local councillors, a borough council advice-drop-in facility, a homework club, computer club and a toy library. More information can be obtained from Mrs Hall on 01287-623895.

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