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Bradfield Parish Council supports more book purchases at Stannington Library

Pat Chapman, treasurer of STAND, the charity that manages Stannington Library, attended Bradfield Parish Council’s offices at the end of November to collect a £2,000 cheque from council chairman Cllr Vickie Priestley. These funds will be used to buy new books that will help keep the library’s shelves fresh and up to date.

Bradfield Parish Council chairman Vickie Priestley (left) presents a £2,000 cheque to Stannington Library’s treasurer Pat Chapman.

Bradfield Parish Council has supported the work of volunteers at Stannington Library since they first assumed responsibility for managing the facility in 2014. The relationship is an important one as Pat explains. “Donations such as this latest one from Bradfield Parish Council are a huge help in keeping Stannington Library open and serving our community in the way that we want it to."

“We still receive a large amount of support from Sheffield City Council, but not enough for us to be able to run the library in the way we know it ought to be run. A great deal of volunteer time is therefore spent on fund-raising, and significant donations such as this one gives us a real boost."

“Any library needs to keep adding new books to its shelves, titles from new authors and from old favourites as well, so that readers can always find something they want to read when they visit. This is especially true in our children’s section which this grant will support.”

Books added recently to Stannington’s children’s collection include Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Baddies’, Diary of a Wimpy Kid ‘Diper Overlode’ and Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘Operation Fairy’. Click here to browse all the brand new Latest Additions to our Yellow Sticker Collection.

As well as a children’s collection, the library also boasts wide and expanding crime, thriller and family saga sections, and a host of other books.

Stannington Library is on Uppergate in Stannington, immediately next to a bus stop served by routes 62 and 81. It is open on four days in the week – Monday 1.30-7.00 pm, Wednesday 10.00 am-12.30 pm and 1.30-6.00 pm, Friday 1.30-7.00 pm and Saturday 9.30 am012.30 pm.

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.