Stannington Library has started the New Year as it means to go on with more new books added to its shelves. Just before Christmas, managers at WHS Local on Stannington Road surprised and delighted volunteers with a gift box of brand new titles including such popular writers as James Patterson and David Baldacci. These and the library’s regular influx of books bought with funds raised by volunteers bring to almost 7,000 the number of titles added to the library’s stock list since the local collection was launched just three years ago.

olunteer Sue Mason with just a few of Stannington Library’s latest additions

STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited