The Church Minshull Community Website
By Liz Davies - 22nd August 2016 10:32am
Not only does the mobile library allow easy borrowing of books it also affords a valuable opportunity to meet and catch up with my neighbours. Church Minshull has become one of the busiest stops so high is the attendance. With a view to capitalising on the social element of the service we regularly take coffee in The Badger following the departure of the bus.
Below are some interesting (I hope) facts regarding mobile libraries.
The vehicle is staffed by Jon, the driver, and Diane and Sue, theLibrary Assistants. The users of the service have built up a great rapport with the staff and really value the service — it is a lifeline to some.
The service acquired the current vehicle in November 2015. It is great to see Cheshire East supporting and investing in the Mobile Library Service when so many other authorities have stopped their mobile services.
The mobile library has recently worked alongside Life Links. The Life Links project is a new free service, supporting people living in Cheshire East to maintain their health and wellbeing, whilst remaining independent in their own home. The Life Links outreach vehicle has occasionally followed the mobile library on their travels and their staff can give advice and support on a range of topics including how to use computers, laptops and tablets, how to prevent minor health problems from becoming a major problem, how to get involved in local groups and activities in the community and information relating to home adaptations and equipment available to enable independent living. Leaflets about this service are available on the mobile.
The mobile library stops every third Tuesday onthe Badger Inn car park from 10.20am — 10.45pm They will be there next on 4th october