New chapter for Caistor Library

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre.
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre.

The countdown is on to Caistor Arts & Heritage 
Centre’s big day – the day they take over the full running of the town’s library.

Based in the centre at 28 Plough Hill, the library has played a large part in local life, being manned by a mixture of Lincolnshire County Council staff and local volunteers.

But from July 1 the library will be run solely by the 
Centre and its volunteer staff, although help will be on hand if needed.

Talks about who will 
service the library are ongoing and may still be open to legal proceedings, but make no mistake about it – 
running the service from Caistor will go 
ahead.

This means the centre is looking for volunteers to help make the transition run smoothly.

“Training has been done to the point where we can run the service,” said Centre manager Steph Dale.

“We have been working towards this moment and the volunteers are also itching to get cracking.

“But if anyone has an 
interest in libraries and books and can give us some of their time we would be really grateful, as it would make it easier for us to cover the various shifts when we are open.”

The centre also needs more cash as the money on offer from the County Council is much less than the annual amount first agreed when the County was responsible for running the service.

So once again there is room for fund­raisers to come up with ideas too.

Anyone who is interested can contact Steph on 01472 851605.

Or you can email her at centremanager@28plough hill.co.uk.