Stoney Stanton Community Library
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I have been associated with Stoney Stanton since 1968 since my wife lived here! We made our home here in 1981 so have lived in the village for 36 years. In that time I have always tried to support the community so have been a member of the school PTA, school governor on 3 separate times, carnival, community centre and squash club committees. I volunteered to help support our local library once I heard that the library could close if there wasn't enough community support.
Chair - Julie Mould-Cook
I've always been passionate about books and reading, I belong to a book group and have done so for many years therefore I use the village library regularly and would be mortified to see it close down.
I think it's a central part of Stoney Stanton life and in time, has the possibility and scope to offer so much more to the village; so I'm very much committed to see the library continue and I'm sure if like minded people think so too, we can do it!
Vice Chair - Vacant
Treasurer - Pauline Fergusson
I have spend almost all my working life in accountancy, mostly in manufacturing industries, but since taking early retirement in 2007, as the Finance Manager for a community organisation based in Huncote.
On my CV I have always listed reading as a hobby, as my older brother taught me to read before I started school and I have enjoyed it ever since!
Coming from a village about the same size as Stoney Stanton was when we moved here in 1984, the library was part of the village school and so was just there, to be used and enjoyed. That is why I want the same for this village, for it to become a place that is more than just a library and for it to be a meeting place for all to use and enjoy.
Secretary - Philippa Wainwright
I retired in 2015 after 24 years of working in a school, starting as School Secretary and ending as Business Manager. I have always loved reading and, as a child, spent many happy hours in Leicester’s central library. I moved to Hinckley when I married and my children and I spent a lot of time in Hinckley’s library. Stoney Stanton has been my home for 14 years now and I always considered the library to be a great village resource.
As a child I always wanted to work in a library and so last year I jumped at the chance to volunteer in the village. I thoroughly enjoy the hours I spend in the library and I am proud to be a part of the dedicated team of volunteers that has been able to keep it open for the benefit of the community. I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.
Property Services Officer - Robin Cole
I have lived in the village for over 35 years and both children were educated here before moving on.
I have had a life in textiles, ending up running my own company, one of the largest childrenswear suppliers to the chainstores.
I have always been an avid reader. Hours were spent in Clarendon Park Road library as a young boy, reading Biggles long before my parents thought I was old enough.
I therefore feel strongly about the continued presence of a library and feel the transfer of this to the community could well allow greater interaction and participation with all ages in the village.
Premises Officer - Neil Bennett
Volunteer Coordinator - Brian Sanderson
I have lived in Stoney Stanton for over 14 years and although I am not a regular user of Libraries I feel that for those who do use it on a regular basis every effort should be made to keep the library open. The Stoney Stanton library is an asset to the village and it would be a great loss if it were to close. I am an avid reader and can sometimes devour a book in one sitting. I come from a background in Adult Education and IT having managing large Government funded contracts I spent the last 16 years in this field. I am looking forward to being part of the team ensuring that the library continues to serve the community.
Secondhand Book Sales - Sarah Eaves
I have lived in the village for 20 years and have used the library for many of those years, mainly with my daughters as they grew up. I have been a Parish Councillor since 2001 and have come to know many of the residents of our village. I am proud to live and volunteer in the village and consider the Community Library to be a vital hub and amenity for villagers of all ages.
Reading has always been a love of mine and I am thoroughly enjoying volunteering in there and helping with the second-hand book sale fundraising.
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