Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Admiring libraries in Calderdale

On Saturday morning I had the pleasure to visit Skircoat library in Halifax. The library was having an open morning, which it does quite regularly to introduce the library and its services to people who may not be familiar with it and to update users on new services.

At the open morning, volunteers and library staff greeted visitors with a smile and the offer (for a small fee) of a cup of tea and a piece of cake or a biscuit. I managed to resist the delicious looking flapjacks : )

The library doesn't only provide the local community with books, talking books, CDs and DVDs, but the library is also used for other activities such as book clubs and an Italian conversation group. What a great example of a community resource!

Despite the need to make savings due to the tough economic climate and the huge budget deficit left by the last Labour government, Liberal Democrat run Calderdale Council has been able to protect vital services like libraries and children's centres.

At Skircoat library, I met Liberal Democrat council candidate Stephen Gow. Stephen lives just round the corner from the library and has three young children, so he knows and uses the library well.

I also was very lucky to receive a book ("A tale of two cities" which I've never actually read) from the library. It's not a gift, as after I read it I have to register it on-line and then pass it on to whoever would like it. This is part of World Book Night.


Halifax Lib Dems

World Book Night

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