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Halesworth Library donates books for older residents during lockdown

Volunteers delivering donated books in Halesworth Charlie, a volunteer and the son of a library staff member, delivering books in Halesworth.

Local residents will be pleased that Halesworth Library has reopened this week but library staff have already been making a difference during lockdown by donating books for people who need them.

Library staff worked with St Mary’s Church in Halesworth and the local volunteer centre to provide a selection of withdrawn library books for older and vulnerable people in the area. The book exchange has been running alongside a foodbank scheme to deliver essential groceries to people using the community bus.

The church got in touch with Halesworth Library via Alison Britton, the chair of the library Friends Group and staff then donated some withdrawn library books for the volunteer centre to give out to older people with the food. The books were all properly quarantined before being passed on.

The food delivery scheme is a scheme run by the volunteer centre and church and has been making thousands of deliveries of essential items to local people during lockdown.