Catterick, Colburn and Richmond libraries seeking volunteers

Richmond Library.

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An appeal has gone out for people to help provide library services in Catterick, Colburn and Richmond.

The appeal comes as a refurbished Richmond Library opens to the public.

Catterick, Richmond and Colburn Community Libraries (Craccl), which now runs the libraries, says volunteers are vital to ensure the libraries do not just open minimal hours, or not at all.

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Samuel Spiers, from Craccl, said: “Libraries are for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. We’re not just about books; we’re a welcoming place to share the joy of reading, search local archives, access to computers, carry out research, have a coffee or just a place for a catch up.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain these libraries, we are on the look out for volunteers who want to support our vital work.

“Volunteering is a great way to meet people, develop skill and gain experience, on top of making a big difference in your local community.”

Library volunteers benefit from the following, Craccl says:

  • Learn new skills – you’ll be trained by experienced staff
  • Meet people – you’ll join a busy team
  • Help keep your library open – for yourself and your neighbours
  • Provide a valuable and much-appreciated service
  • Keep the heart of the community beating strongly

You can give as much time as you want, when you want. You must be at least 18 years of age.

This is a Craccl volunteer’s story: 

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