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Friends of

Stannington Library

Since STAND took on running the library in 2014, Sheffield Council has partly funded our
running costs. The council’s contribution has decreased over the years but we hope they
will continue to support us in years to come.

Currently the grant from Sheffield Council covers our:

  • Business Rates
  • Lighting & Heating
  • Water
  • Telephone
  • Broadband
  • Insurance
  • IT Support
  • Building Security & Fire Alarms
  • Building repairs and Health & Safety costs

This means that Stannington Library is becoming increasingly dependent on donations, fund-raising events and other grant income to meet the shortfall in the £1,500 per month we currently need to run the library.

Most money we raise is used for Book Buying. Our Yellow Sticker Collection has grown vastly over the years. We aim to purchase about 300 brand new books a year which, this year, will cost nearly £6,000 – including book processing costs (labels, backing materials, etc.).

We also have lots of other costs that we need to cover:

  • Stationery and Postage
  • Equipment
  • Equipment maintenance (photocopier, computers, printers etc)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Photocopying and printer costs
  • Furniture
  • Running our groups
  • Building improvements
  • Library Consumables

You can help by

donating on a regular basis and becoming a

Friend of Stannington Library

As a Friend of Stannington Library, we ask you to pay a minimum of £2 per month or £20 per year by Standing Order.

Becoming a Friend of Stannington Library means you will:

  • become a member of Stannington and District Library Group and at the AGM can influence how the library develops in the future;
  • contribute to our long-term sustainability;
  • be part of a community that encourages reading.

Paying by Standing Order means that your membership will be renewed each year without any need for action on your part. The advantage of a Standing Order is that you control it – you can cancel it at any time. You control when it is paid and how much. You can pay monthly, quarterly or annually. It will be paid on the same date until you change or cancel it. Unlike a Direct Debit, the library can’t change your standing order - only you can.

You can pick up a Friends of Stannington Library form at the library or click here to get an online copy that you can print, fill in and then either drop your completed form off at the library or post to:

Friends of Stannington Library, Stannington Library, Uppergate Road, Stannington S6 6BX

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.