Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!


As we hurtle towards 2017 with exciting news on the horizon for Lakenheath Library (keywords: tablet, loan, Get Connected), F.O.LK. would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support throughout 2016, and to wish all our staff, volunteers and customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Check out some pictures of the fantastic decorations and window displays currently decking Lakenheath Library, courtesy of Friends Mary and Jean.





Friends of Lakenheath Library Meeting, 06/12/16

Date: 6th December 2016
Time: 7 pm

Location: Lakenheath Library

Present: Mary Dimond, Chris Howard, Iain Frost, Jean Reynolds.


(1) Apologies for Absence

Marilyn Shone


(2) Minutes from a previous Meeting

They have been agreed and signed.

(3) Bookfest 2016

The two evenings held at Brandon Library had some very good feedback and can be viewed as a success.  It is hoped that this will lead to further events.

(4) Treasurer’s Report

No treasurer’s report.  The Bank balance remains at £3311.61. An initial list of potential sources of funding has been identified.

(5) Trustee Information

This has been updated.

(6) Suffolk Libraries Budget

Budget reduction proposals to the Scrutiny Committee on 15 December and to the Full Council in February.  More details on the Suffolk Libraries computer site and includes a letter written by Tony Brown, Chair of Suffolk Libraries Board. Changes to the IT system actioned and has had some teething problems. iPads have been received.  An introductory training event to be arranged.  Hughes to be attending;  Proposed advertising considered;  Invitations to be extended. Date to be confirmed.  Jean suggested that the local scout group be used to deliver flyers.   Check with Parish Council on numbers.

(7) Library Refurbishment

Action for proposed updating of the library was discussed.  Jean to approach F. Glover for designs and coatings.   (Plans should be with us in January).

(8) Any other Business

It was agreed to take advantage of the Bank Holiday to clear back room.  (This was cancelled). December window display arranged for 13 December. iPad idea for January window display suggested. The issue of the Celtic Cross was discussed.  To await an update.

(9) Date of Next Meeting

6th January 2017 (rearranged to 13th January 2017)