This past weekend, Lakenheath Library and F.O.LK. joined in with the nationwide celebrations for the Queen’s 90th Birthday by decorating our front windows and hosting a Suffolk Libraries-branded stall as part of the Lakenheath Street Party!
As well as mixing with the local community in celebrating our Monarch, the pithy purple gazebo also helped to advertise the library to any newer residents, promote the upcoming Summer Reading Challenge by handing out B.F.R. (Big Friendly Read) postcard invitations and raise some money for the F.O.LK. charity fund.
I am delighted to report that F.O.LK.’s tombola made £107 and the sale of donated books and sweets (beautifully packaged by our creative chairperson, Mary) made a further £20.50, giving a total of £127.50 for the event. In addition to the monetary profit, it was also great to see such an increase of footfall into the library on the day, too. Since Sunday, we have signed up an additional SIX members who had previously never set foot inside, and recruited a new member to our monthly Top Time Book Club!
Thank you to those passionate members of F.O.LK. who worked so hard to make our stall a success, and to everyone who visited, chatted and enjoyed what we did – we look forward to seeing more of you in the library in the coming weeks and months.