We call it a “Community Library”, so what does that mean?
It’s part of North Lincolnshire’s Library Service, and has access not only to its own stock (which is regularly changed), but also the entire stock of North Lincolnshire Libraries and beyond, fiction, non-fiction, large print, talking books and books for youngsters of all ages.
The difference is that it’s entirely staffed by a team of trained volunteers from the local community, who work shifts to provide a facility for Broughton on five days a week.
Anything else? Not a lot, really, except that there’s a very homely friendliness and an informality that you don’t often get in a traditional library setting.
For instance, what could be friendlier in a Library than no fines if your books are overdue? Or no charges for reservations, delivered to the Library itself for you to collect? Or free Internet access for library-card holders? Or free tea or coffee? (O.K., you usually have to make that yourself, but you can’t then complain that it’s not the way you like it, can you?)
- Monday: 9.30am to 12pm
- Tuesday: closed
- Wednesday: 1pm to 4pm
- Thursday: 1pm to 4pm
- Friday: closed
- Saturday: 9.30am to 12pm
Closed on bank holidays
59 High Street
Can You Help
Anyone willing to give some time to our very successful Community Library will be made most welcome: just come in and have a word with whoever’s on duty.
Broughton Community Library, tel. (01652) 600816