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Monday, 28 November 2016

Community Library update

The library continues to run smoothly five days a week due to all the hard work put in by our army of volunteers, for which we thank them. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Jill Neill on 01590 644592 or email The commitment is not onerous with most volunteers working one or two shifts per month.

We also have a regular reading group that meets at 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December). There is one place left so if you would like to join please contact Jill Neill on 01590 644592. The next meeting is 25th January. There is a small charge of £1.50 per person to cover the room hire, refreshments and the annual registration fee.

For nursery age children, we have Rhymetime on the first Friday of each month at 11.15am. Next one is on Friday 2nd December. Just come along.

Recent events have included a Creative Writing Workshop run by Jill Neill. This was so successful that the group want to continue meeting, with Jill as facilitator, to discuss their writing. The next workshop is on 21st January from 10-12noon. There are a couple of places left; please contact Jill on 01590 644592 if interested. £5 to cover room hire and refreshments.

On Armistice Day we held a coffee morning and raised over £130 for the Poppy Appeal. Many people dropped in for refreshments before and after the Remembrance Service on the green. Thanks to Chris Hobby and Liz Everard for loaning us a selection of memorabilia, medals and “souvenirs” from the wars.

If you know anyone who loves reading but can no longer make the journey to the library, volunteers from our Home Library Service can borrow and deliver books, audio books and large-print books to anyone living locally. For more information please contact Tony on 01590 645404 or Jill on 01590 644592.

As you probably know, we have to raise enough money each year to cover the rent and other running costs of the library. We would like to thank the Milford on Sea Music and Arts Festival for the generous donation of £500. 

Our next fundraising event is our Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December from 10am to 12.30pm. We will have the usual books for sale as well as delicious cakes, Jane’s lovely bags, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations and knitted gifts. Refreshment and mince pies will be available as well as a tombola, so please come along and support us.

Forthcoming events:
  • Friday 2nd December 11.15am Rhymetime
  • Saturday 3rd December 10-12.30 Christmas Fair and Open Library
  • No Reading group in December
  • 26th December – 2nd January Library closed
  • Friday 6th January 11.15am Rhymetime
  • Saturday 7th January 10-12.30 Open Library
  • Saturday 21st January 10-12 Creative Writing Group
  • Wednesday 25th January 2-4pm Reading Group

Library opening times:
Monday and Tuesday 2.30—5.00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am—12.30pm
First Saturday each month 10am—12.30pm 

Milford on Sea Community Library
The Village Hall, Park Road, Milford on Sea SO41 0QU
Tel: 07950 941818 (Opening hours only)

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