The newly branded ‘Love Weston Library’ has been taken over by a group of volunteers as a result of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Modern Libraries programme.
Councillor Karen Warrington, Cabinet member for Transformation and Customer Services, said: “We are delighted to see another library transferring into the hands of the local community. I would like to congratulate and thank all the volunteers for their hard work and dedication, particularly over the last few months as they have prepared to open to the public. We very much look forward to building on the positive relationship we have already established with them.”
The volunteers applied to the Council in May to take over the running of the library and were awarded a grant to help them set up and prepare the revamped service. The Library has been closed since the beginning of August for refurbishment work.
Sir Peter Heywood, from the Love Weston Library Team, said: “This is a great opportunity for all of us in Weston Village, and we are enjoying the challenge and the excitement of running our own Library. Lots of us are volunteering to help in the Library and we’ve all had full training from the council. We’re now looking forward to giving a big welcome to all our visitors and providing a full library service for everyone in the Weston area.”
Next month another two community Libraries will open in Bishop Sutton and Timsbury.