NEW YEAR UPDATE – 2016
At a meeting of the Trustees of the Friends of Kensal Rise library in December a representative from Uplift Properties – the company that is developing the library building - reported that the development is on track and the scaffolding may be ready to come down in February and the Friends may be able to have access to the building from the end of March. Very exciting!
We have a lot to do, not only with organising how the library is to be run but also with the fitting out of the library space. The space that we will have will be left in a ‘shell and core’ condition when the building works are complete. This means we will be responsible for getting the building from this basic condition to one which is ready for use as a library and public space. We will be asking our supporters for help with this as well as applying to trusts and charities for funds to make the work achievable.
Working together we can achieve this.
The next meeting of the Volunteer Committees is on Thursday 7 January in the Long Room, St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Rd, Kensal Green. 7.30pm – 8.45pm. Please come along and help create a great library, run for the community by the community.
We need as many local people as possible to help secure funds for the library and get it ready to re-open in 2016.
YOU have skills we need. We have fought long and hard to save our library and as a result we have a great space on the ground floor of the building, rent-free.
When it re-opens, the service will be run by volunteers as a lending library with free internet access.
But it will be more than a space with books and computers ……
We plan to run classes and workshops and activities and projects that meet the needs and interests of all in the community.
We want to make the library a force for good. Our campaign has shown what we believe to be important and what we have spent five years fighting for – a library and public space at the heart of our community
To do that we need people who can lend a hand with fundraising, communications, and the practicalities of how the library will operate. No experience necessary: enthusiasm and a small amount of time are all we need…
We look forward to working together and thank you for your continued support.