Safe to say we more than survived our first day as a fully-fledged community library.

When I turned up for my afternoon shift, the familiar territory had an atmosphere of excited anticipation about it.  There were smiles of welcome behind the desk and a sprinkling of post-Christmas readers among the shelves … because after all we’ll remain true to the original purpose of providing fabulous books to borrow.

But there’s a great deal more on offer, and after a couple of hours of varied duties I was ready to put our new hot drinks machine to the test.  I can recommend the cappuccino … and now know that the milk must go in first.