Generous donations boost books on library shelves

Site co-ordinator Karen Waring with some of the books donated at Market Rasen Library
Site co-ordinator Karen Waring with some of the books donated at Market Rasen Library

Book choices at Market Rasen Library have been increasing, thanks to the generous donations from service users.

Last year, the library introduced a donation box and has been able to purchase a number of books with the proceeds.

“We are very grateful for the donations people have made,” said site co-ordinator Karen Waring.

“Each of the books bought has an acknowledgment in them, so people can see what has been purchased with their donations.”

But it is not just new books that are boosting the shelves - the library also accepts donations of used books.

Middle Rasen resident David Bedford is one library user who has been doing just that.

“I tend to collect a number of titles by the same author and after a couple of readings need to make way for my next collection,” he said.

“And what better than to give them to the library for others to enjoy - there must have been 200 or so by now.”

The library will accept any type of book - fiction or non-fiction, hardback or paperback, children or adult.

If they are in a good enough condition they will go onto the shelves and if they have been well-read, or a book the library already has enough editions of, they will go into a book sale, with the proceeds being used to buy new books.

To find out more about how you can help the library, call in to speak to staff.

The library is open on Tuesdays 10am to 6pm, Wednesdays 10am to 7pm, Fridays 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm.

Market Rasen Library also continues to promote health and well-being, with coffee mornings on February 6 and March 6 in aid of St Barnabas Hospice and information on other health services.