Mythical Maze - Summer Reading Challenge 2014
Sign up at Harbury Village Library now ...
... and let the reading (and Smelly Stickers) begin.
2013 was an outstanding year from every perspective for the Library and Biblio's Cafe. The volunteers successfully navigated all that Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter could throw at them and the Village has shown its appreciation with magnificent support.
The Library added over 1,000 books to its stock - all donated from Villagers or purchased through the "buy a book" scheme. These are in addition to the regularly updated collection from Warwichshire County Council. Over 400 people have registered to make use of this additional stock and loans are running at around 200 items a month in addition to the WCC books. There were a number of successful sales of surplus stock at the Village Summer Fair and the Victorian Street Fair where the Cafe bakers provided a terrific selection of cakes which were all snapped up in double quick time.
The Library continued to take advantage of the WCC online renewing service so you can take out WCC books from other libraries and return them locally and vice versa. Harbury's own books can be renewed in person or by phone, but they have to be returned to Harbury Library. We will continue with the successful free Book Exchange in the library entrance.
Over 10,680 drinks were served together with 900 cakes (making 9,000 servings) all baked by Village folk. The cafe also benefited from new tables and chairs.
Biblio's Cafe was awarded the John Hunt Memorial Shield in the Midlands Region of the Countryside Alliance Awards in the Start-Up Category.
243 pieces of artwork from 37 local artists were exhibited on the Library and Cafe walls and a highly successful single artist exhibition was held during Warwick Arts fortnight. All this has greatly contributed to an ever changing vista not to mention opportunity for local artists to display their work.
Free internet access is provided so bring along your own laptop, tablet or phone and log on via wifi or you can use one of our three computers as well as our colour printing facilities. You can fax out single sided A4 documents for a modest charge (we don't offer a fax-in service). Notices up to A4 size can be laminated at a modest charge to protect them from rain and handling - please enquire at the counter for details. In addition there are many leaflets in the foyer, at the reception desk and on the end of the book shelves about local organisations and events.