Remembering our library, now more than ever ...
Unfortunately, Cobbett Road Library is likely to remain closed for a few months from Friday 29th of January as SCiA has pulled out from running the library. This coincides anyhow with limited opportunities to access the library spaces and services, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
FCRL would like to take this time of closure to take stock and invite everyone to remember the library, how it has enriched our lives and what value it brings to the local community.
A small competition to remember the library
We are launching a small competition and asking members of the community to write a short story, a memory of their own experience at the library. It can be you were a member of the local art group, or you visited as a child to borrow books; maybe you are a mum that attended the library toddler group or you volunteered at the library in past years. Whatever the view or experience, it is useful to build a collective account of the value of our local library.
We will post here short contributions (maximum 600 words) from members of the community between February and May 2021. In June, one of the contributions will be selected to receive a £10 voucher to be spent at October Books.
To submit your story please use this online form. If you would like to include a photo of you or a memory at the library, let us know.
Please share with anyone in the community and on social media.