Library turns the page on new era

Library handover event at Thurston library.
Library handover event at Thurston library.
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A NEW chapter for a village library has begun after an official handover.

On Wednesday, Thurston Library invited users to celebrate its passing from Suffolk County Council to Suffolk Industrial and Provident Society Ltd.

The Library Working Group has been generating ideas for the handover and chairman Richard Fawcett said the move would allow for a more tailored approach to running the library.

“What it means is that there will be more local influence on our library.

“We’ve got a group of people which is working to support the library and help both maintain and extend its facilities and services,” he said.

The day saw visitors able to learn how to download free books on to e-book readers.

New users were also warmly welcomed.

Mr Fawcett said: “It was nice to see new families there. We had the daughter of one family register to Suffolk Libraries on the day.”

The library’s output includes activities for children and a book club.

A Friends of Thurston Library group is also going to be set up, according to Mr Fawcett.