Kinver’s MP Gavin Williamson will officially open Kinver Community Library on Friday 6th January 2017 at 10.00am.  The historic library in Vicarage Drive, at the heart of Kinver village, is set to become community-managed and staffed by volunteers, who have been busily preparing for the exciting task by undergoing training and shadowing existing librarians.

Although the building and its maintenance will remain the responsibility of Staffordshire County Council, a specially-formed group known as Kinver Community Library Limited will take care of day-to-day operations.  In addition to ensuring the continuation of traditional services such as book lending and public-access computers, plans have been put in place to introduce a café and a wide range of interest groups and activities across all ages.  From nursery rhyme sessions for toddlers, through craft courses, reading groups and family history, to a book delivery service for the housebound, there’ll be plenty of attractions.

The Chairman of the management group, Mr Ekkehard Schirrmacher, pays tribute to the financial support promised by many local organisations to get the venture off the ground, and also comments “We’re heartened that so many enthusiastic and talented volunteers have come forward to ensure the success of this project.  We are all delighted to have Mr Williamson’s support in opening this new chapter of our village life.”

On the upcoming opening Gavin said: “I am very much looking forward to the opening of Kinver Community Library. I know it will be very much valued by so many in the area and serve as a real hub for the local community. I would very much like to thank all those responsible in getting the Library ready for opening and I am sure that it will be an enormous boost to Kinver residents.”