The Trustees of The Old Library in Cornholme and Portsmouth are holding the first AGM in their new larger community building. With the help of a £380,000 grant from Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund, the building has more space and some new staff organising events and running the cafe.
The Old Library building on Parkside Road, Cornholme, has a new meeting room, kitchen space and direct access to the vegetable garden so that you can come and sit outside with a cup of tea and potter with the gardening volunteers. You will be able to have a look around the building, have a cup of tea and hear about the past year and plans for the future.
This meeting is an opportunity for everyone to contribute their ideas and work with the staff and trustees, but it’s only one of the new things happening. There is a new newsletter, you can now find the Library on Facebook and on their website: OldLibrary.org.uk
The building is now open 9.30-4pm Monday to Friday with a programme of events. Details are online or in the window of the building.
The Old Library project has been going since 2011 and running a work club, parent and toddler, community lunches, food bank and other community activities in the old branch library on Parkside Road.
The project has been led by local people and supported with grants from Big Lottery, Calderdale Council, Community Foundation for Calderdale, Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden Ward Forum.
The Old Library is one of Calderdale Council Community Anchors, which is a pioneering network of community projects across Calderdale who work together and with Calderdale Council to improve the way services and support are provided in communities in Calderdale.
For further information contact Rachel Julian, Chair of the Trustees on 07703 120806
The meeting will start at 2pm.