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FREE Mental Health Advocacy Session

Friends of Lakenheath Library Meeting, 02/05/17

Date: 2nd of May 2017

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Location: Lakenheath Library

Present: Mary Dimond, Chris Howard, Marilyn Shone, Jean Reynolds.

1) Apologies for absence: Iain Frost

2) Minutes for March have been agreed and signed.

3) The Potter Party went very well with 26 people attending the event and 64 people using the library that day. Thank you must also go to Tracey Sismey for her help and assistance and Laura Mackie for the excellent cakes.

4) Finance: The Bank balance remains at £3583.53.

5) The closing date for the Suffolk Libraries survey is 8 May 2017. Update reminders to go on the Blog, Facebook and Lakenheath Community site.

The next community forum is Monday, 22 May at Ixworth Library. MS to confirm whether she can attend.

The new self-service machine is to be installed on 6th June 2017.

A mental health event is being held on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 from 2-4 p.m.

The AGM will be held on 23 May to start at 7.00 p.m. It was decided to have the meeting at the library. JR to arrange a display. MD and MS to organise their reports.

6) Library refurbishment: Points were made on the submitted plans and CH to discuss them with the Demco representative.

All are to reflect on the issues to be considered concerning quotes for work to be carried out to ensure a finite list.

7) The Reading Challenge for this Summer is to be Animal Agents. More details will be received, possibly late June.

To consider options for a new FOLK banner. Further discussion to be deferred until the next meeting.

8) Dates(s) of next meeting(s):

AGM: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 7.00 p.m at Lakenheath Library.

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A.G.M. 2017 Announcement and Invitation

F.O.LK. AGM 2017

Give Lakenheath a Voice

Library customers are being asked to have their say on the future of the county’s library service – and F.O.LK. hope that customers who use and value Lakenheath Library will help show how much they value our village library.

At the end of 2016, Suffolk Libraries’ Board voted unanimously to trigger a five-year extension to its contract which will run from August 2017 to 2022.

The library service budget has been reduced by a further £200,000 for 2017/18 and year-on-year reductions means the library service budget is now 33% less than in 2010.

Suffolk Libraries is now looking ahead to the next five years and is starting a review to define how it can run a modern and affordable library service which meets the needs of the people of Suffolk. A new customer survey is being launched, asking people what they feel is important about the county’s library service, and there is also a new membership scheme giving people a new opportunity to support Suffolk Libraries.

Suffolk Libraries are running their customer survey until 8 May 2017. Complete the survey online or complete a paper copy, available from Lakenheath and all libraries.


With thanks to James Powell of Suffolk Libraries, who published the original version of this article HERE.

Friends of Lakenheath Library Meeting, 7th of March, 2017

Location:  Lakenheath Library
Date:  7th of March 2017
Time:  6.30 pm

Present:  Mary Dimond, Chris Howard, Marilyn Shone, Iain Frost, Jean Reynolds

(1)  Apologies for absence:  Jack Norman

 
(2)  Minutes of last meeting agreed and signed.

 
(3)  Library inspection went well and no issues were raised.   A reminder was given regarding the coming May elections and any interaction with Councillors.   A recent
e-mail from Daniel Harvey included a copy of the information sheet amongst other information.

 
(4) Finance:
Expenditure:  £24.15 for iPad cases / £79.95 for water heater.
Income:  £167.83 (not previously included in minutes) and £86.00.
Bank balance currently £3,583.53

 
(5) The budget reductions were agreed – £200,000. The server cabinet has now been removed.  With grateful thanks to Jack Norman and Steph Andrews for undertaking this onerous task.

 
(6) Demco Interiors have been approached for design and costings.  Representative came to the library on 2 March and the proposals should be with us sometime next week.

 
(7) Harry Potter Party was discussed and the next meeting will be devoted to finalising the details.

 

Book Sale:  A two day sale (Friday/Saturday 30 March/1 April).  Post-meeting it was decided not to arrange for the gazebo.   Promotion of the event to be on the blog and Facebook, as well as posters.

 
(9) Dates(s) of Next Meeting(s):

21 March 2017 at 6.30 pm (amended from 14th)

Book Sale BLOWOUT Announced

Book Sale 2017 Poster

All money raised from donated books will go towards the F.O.LK. charity fund, with is an official member of registered charity Suffolk Libraries IPS. Funds will be spent on renovations, equipment and future events at YOUR local library.

A Totally Wizard Event Announcement & Competition!

Potter Party

Fantastic Beasts Competition