Community Library at Pontesbury

Friends of Pontesbury Library can look back at a successful year and contemplate an exciting programme of fund raising and community events for 2018, so first of all thanks to everyone who has supported ‘keeping our library open’, whether you’ve listened to speakers like Mark Evans crossing the desert or Jonathan Walton in the Antarctic, grown plants, danced at the ceilidh, made cakes or just eaten them! And, of course, a special thank you to all those who joined the Santa Fun Run and Walk.
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Santas make a break for it at the start of the Santa Fun Run.

Please make a note in your new diaries and calendars of the following coming up this month.
Chip it for Charity: Saturday 6 January
Ben and his colleagues from Wood Matters will be standing by to receive and recycle your old Christmas trees on Saturday morning at the Trading Post Station Road, between 9am and 12.30 pm. There will also be collection points at School Green, Storage Master (Wharf Business Park) and the Library Car Park from 9am to 11am. You can also contact Ben directly to arrange for trees to be picked up on 07974300328. Wood Matters are kindly providing this service for free with all donations going to the Community
Library. Go Green! Chip it for Charity!
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Library Lottery Draw: Saturday 6 January
Why not start the New Year by joining the Library Lottery? Tickets are only £1 per month and, of course, as more people join the prize money increases. Simply fill in a form at the Library or download on from the website. Congratulations to December’s winners:
1st Mr D. Sheppard, 2nd R. Gamble, 3rd Charles Thornley.
Special General Meeting Congregational Hall
Thursday 18 January 6 – 6.30pm
The Friends of the Library are now well advanced in the bid for Charitable Status which will bring with it opportunities to participate in Gift Aid and make bidding for grants more
likely to succeed. The Charity Commission requires a number of significant changes to our initial bid. They have indicated there is then an excellent chance we will be successful. One
of these involves changes to our Constitution, adopted earlier this year, in order to fulfill the Commission’s requirements. To do this legally, we have to hold a Special General Meeting. We therefore intend to hold such a meeting at the Congregational Hall at 6:00 on Thursday 18 January. It will be a very short meeting but it would be great if Friends could come to help us achieve a quorum. For that reason there will be no other ‘entertainment’ but we are sure we could manage a cup of tea and a biscuit! Please put it in your new diary.
Coming Up . . .
Saturday 3 February 11am at the Library Bill Sample will introduce the unveiling of his new sculpture for the Library Garden. More details to follow.
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