Three years of a volunteer library

Story by Kim | Photo by Jodie Adams

On 5th October, Burngreave Library marked its third year of being volunteer run. Volunteers continue to work hard, alongside other community groups, such as Burngreave TARA and the Friends of Burngreave Library.

Margaret Hill, volunteer, treasurer of the TARA and Friends of Burngreave library, told me:

“The library is so much more than a place to pick up and return books, lots of activities take here, including ESOL classes, IT classes and women’s groups and are delivered by different organisations including WEA and ACT.”

Sam Humphrey said:

“It has been a fabulous three years working alongside some lovely people and meeting folk from the area. I am a huge believer in the value of books, and reading and my work in the arts stems directly from this love of fact and fiction readily available in books and so libraries.

“I’m proud of the Shakespeare Showtime workshops and just very proud to part of a great team of conscientious people who see the clear need for a library in this incredibly rich cultural part of Sheffield.”

Christine Ramsey chooses to volunteer, as it is an enriching experience. She has enjoyed performing story time with the children and she likes the people she volunteers with.