Events to mark introduction of Saturday visits by mobile library services in Dunkeswell

PUBLISHED: 12:45 06 January 2011

Get down to the community centre on Saturday morning.

FOR the first time ever Dunkeswell will receive a visit from Devon County Council’s mobile library service on a Saturday this weekend.

The change will mean school children and some workers will be able to access the service for the first time.

To celebrate the improved service, there will be face painting and balloon making from 10am to noon in the community centre.

Saturday stops are part of the new criteria for the mobile library service, focusing on communities that do not have permanent libraries nearby.

The new service will see access to mobile libraries in rural communities across Devon increased by almost 300 hours a year.

Library vans will be stopping for longer in central locations, linked where possible to existing facilities or events like market days, coffee mornings, luncheon clubs or with school pick-up times.

In Dunkeswell, the mobile service will stop on Wednesdays for one hour at the Community Centre from 9.15am to 10.15am and half an hour at the Village Hall from 10.25 to 10.55am, and on Saturdays at the Community Centre for three hours from 9.30am to 12.30pm, both on alternate weeks.


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