We are delighted that Janet Longstaffe has agreed to give a talk about Syria. Syria is a war-torn country. Janet has stayed there three times as an independent visitor. Her last visit was three years before the latest war erupted. She has an on-going interest in events in the Middle East. Hear about ancient civilizations, a variety of cultures and religions. Find out about some of the interesting people she met
We are delighted that the Town Council have demonstrated their commitment to supporting the library, by moving half the funds from the ‘Service at Risk fund’ into a ‘Library Reserve’ fund. The remaining half was put in a reserve to support the Leisure Centre/Swimming Pool if called upon. The motion to do this was carried unanimously by town councillors at their meeting on Tuesday 11th August.
This funding will help cover some of the library’s operational costs over the next few years. Friends of Church Stretton Library will also have to fundraise if we are to find the amount of money Shropshire Council is asking for. Payments to Shropshire Council will commence for the next financial year 2021/2022 and the amount required is expected to increase in the years following.
We hope to run an event in October for National Poetry Day where lovers – readers and writers – of poetry are invited to read a poem which has ‘chimed’ for them from a poet they most value and respect and, side-by-side, a poem of their own inspired by their ‘role model’ poet.
Who knows whether this will be possible in October or whether it will need to be rescheduled for a later date?
But while lockdown continues, Joanna Clark has provided some ideas and suggested reading which will hopefully inspire you to start preparing for this.
We had planned holding our first AGM in early June but have had to postpone it because of coronavirus restrictions. We will hold it as soon as we can.
Charity commission regulations state that all trustees have to stand down at the first AGM but can stand for re-election. All but one of our current trustees have agreed to stand for election at the AGM. We will just have to delay this procedure!
We are always on the lookout for new committee members – anyone and everyone is welcome because we know that everyone brings their own range of skills and experience.
If you want to find out more about who is on the committee and what is involved please look on our trustee page