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Northamptonshire County Council agrees to pilot new volunteer library service in King’s Sutton

May 22nd, 2018

Good news for bookworms! Following its closure of the mobile library service that used to visit our village once a month, Northamptonshire County Council has agreed to pilot a new book lending service to be run by local volunteers. King’s Sutton is one of only two villages in the county to have been chosen for the pilot scheme. (The other is Yelvertoft, near Daventry.)

If you were one of the residents who used the old mobile library service, you will almost certainly know Vallery Lee, who worked on the van as the volunteer for King’s Sutton. Vallery is now setting up the new library service, which will operate from the village’s Millennium Memorial Hall on the first Monday of each month, starting June 4. Hours for the new service will be 10:00 - 11:30 (to coincide with the Hall Coffee Shop).

This new arrangement will be less formal than previously, in that book borrowers will no longer need a library card. They will simply be asked for their name, address and phone number and the books they borrow will be noted. While it won’t now be possible to reserve books, there will be no limit to the number of titles that can be borrowed. 

Click here to email Vallery Lee for more information.

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