Volunteers wanted to run Catterick, Richmond and Colburn community libraries

Richmond Library.

The group which runs Catterick, Richmond and Colburn community libraries (Craccl) is inviting people to support their local library by volunteering.

Craccl is holding a series of drop-in sessions, called Books, Bakes and Volunteers to give people a chance to find out more.

“Our great team of volunteers mean we can keep our libraries open but we need more,” said the group’s chairman, Philip Wicks.

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“People are often unsure about whether volunteering in libraries is for them.  So we are holding drop-in sessions on special days in October.”

There will be a practical demonstration and the chance to see what volunteering involves, as well having a coffee, cake and a chat with existing volunteers.

“Unfortunately you won’t get to stamp books because we don’t do that anymore but our volunteers tell us they like the variety of tasks making new friends and helping to keep the libraries open.

“You learn new skills too – all our volunteers are given training and are supported by paid staff through our partnership with North Yorkshire County Council,” said Philip.

Anyone interested can drop into one of the libraries to have a coffee, cake and a chat on:

• Thursday, 4th October, 10.30-12.30pm, Colburn Community Library, The Broadway, Colburn, DL9 4RF

• Friday, 5th October, 10.30 – 12.30pm, Richmond Community Library, Queen’s Road, Richmond, DL10 4AE.

• Thursday, 18th October, 3.30 – 5.30pm, Catterick Community Library, Gough Road, Catterick Garrison, DL9 3EL.

People can also contact info@craccl.org, visit the website www.craccl.org, call 01609 534580 or pop into one of the libraries for more information.