One Year On
Its now a
year since Hungerford Town Council took over the lease of the Library building and
it became Hungerford Hub, which is now run by a charity, Hungerford Library and
Community Trust, with the help of volunteers.
The library service has been saved so Hungerford can continue to enjoy the service provided by West Berkshire Council. The building looks a little different from the outside and is now being used much more widely as a community venue, with workshops, classes, book talks and social groups regularly utilizing the building when the library is not open. The Trust has invested in new chairs and new bookshelves on wheels to allow the creation of a more adaptable space and a kitchen area has been installed for the benefit of hirers.
The small meeting room at the front of the building has been converted into an exhibition space – the Curve - where several exhibitions and pop-up shops have already been housed. It continues to be used as a meeting room at other times. Citizens Advice and Pensionwise representatives regularly hold meetings there by appointment.
To hire the Hub, or Curve, please call 07512 076150, or visit hungerfordhub.com for more information.