Library volunteers are asking people to vote for Broomhill Community Library before Tuesday 21 November to help it receive funding from Aviva.
The funding would pay for heritage experts to work with library volunteers and the local community over the next 6 months, to produce the detailed, costed plans we need to transform the library: architects to advise on opening up unused floors and providing public toilets and disabled access for the first time; archaeologists to help us finish the excavations; landscape architects to develop restoration plans for the garden, inspired by what was once there, and by what people would like for the future.
The library has recently extended its opening hours. It now opens at 10am on Mondays and is open on Tuesday afternoons until 5:30pm. This is the third extension of opening hours since volunteer staffing commenced in September 2014.
It remains one of the most well-used libraries in the city. More than seventy-five volunteers continue to staff the library, work to improve the facilities or restore the heritage garden.
Encouraging your family, friends and neighbours to join and use their local library will help safeguard its future.
If you want to get involved as a volunteer or become a friend of the library please email firstname.lastname@example.org.