Sunday, 13 June 2021

Library volunteers in training

VOLUNTEERS who came forward to help run Sonning Common library have started their training.

Sixty-five people responded to an appeal made by the library in March following a 50 per cent cut to its staff budget made by Oxfordshire County Council.

Library manager Rosemary Dunstan, whose role has been retained, said: “We were gratified with the response. The training will have finished by mid-August so that volunteers can be in place before the start of the new school year.”

The library will continue to be open to the public 25 hours a week and 10.5 hours a week to Sonning Common Primary School.

A member of staff will always be on duty when the library is open, supported by volunteers.

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