Key points from the our coffee morning of 25th February and other updates.
Management Group - Lisa Wenz has been
seconded on to the Management Group.
about the Fire Station move – The management group reported on a meeting about the interior
layout held on 7 February with Herts. There were three things
which we all considered needed revising. First was the re-instatement of
a glass door between the lobby area and main library; secondly the removal
of the lavatory door from the main library into said lobby and thirdly the
need for a two computer desks, not just one computer, at the staff
area. It was agreed that Chrissie
would contact Russel Barrow to follow up these requests. In terms of time line we are still
expecting to move in April and the Library will need to close then for
about ten days.
Update from Community Libraries Forum – The
Public Mutual body is being set up and the tender bid to run Herts Libraries
will be going in shortly. In June/July the bid will be awarded and
implementation will be July/October. At present it is unlikely that this change
will affect us greatly.
Grant Application - The Community Libraries grant application for £300 has
Finance and Equipment – Now that the grant from the Community Libraries Fund has been received, Anita has ordered one folding table and four folding chairs, needed for our increasing activities. We will be receiving a new kiosk during the first week in April and will be helped by Liam and Alison to use it.
Rota and Volunteers New volunteers - Andrea Berry and
Maria Denham received their ‘badges’ at the Coffee morning.
Closures - It is unlikely that we will need additional closures over and it may be that this period is our closure for moving anyway.
Projects and Monthly Themes
Projects progress – All projects are going well.
The recent Knit Natter Know
Monthly New Craft session raised £50 which will be kept for additional
There has been a request for a ‘Storytime Session’ on a
Saturday morning with 13 people expressing interest. It was agreed that
this could be piloted by the Saturday team with Fanny running it alternate
weeks. We need volunteers for the other weeks. Andrea and Gill P have
agreed to consider this, once a month each, so Fanny will be asked to
Monthly themes -
March: Comedy - Margaret
April: Holistic Therapies - Anne
May: Germany - Barbara
June: Wood turning - John
July: France - Fanny
August: Travel - Sarah R
September: Languages - Andrea
Oct/Nov/Dec: Please volunteer . . .
Training Spydus Training – Karen & Lisa have kindly agreed to run a few Spydus sessions, contact Chrissie. Dementia Awareness Training for Volunteers 1st & 12th April – We have had a good response to this opportunity; 14 attending on 1st April and 12 on 12th. Please contact Chrissie for places. Other Matters and Issues from Volunteers
The encyclopaedias – Sarah Ryan has now arranged for these to go to a charity which send books to Somalia. This is much appreciated.
NEXT COFFEE MORNING
Friday 5th April 2019at 10.30am
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