This year the Library team organised a very successful village wide Garage Sale with 44 garage sales around the village. The weather stayed kind and a total of over £800 was raised.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, “Space Chase”, ran from 13th July to 14th September. 67 children took part in the challenge in Bampton reading up to six books and collecting stickers/prizes each time they visited the Library. The Library also open its doors to Science Oxford on 29th July and 33 children enjoyed “The Science of Magic Show”. A Robots & Gadgets workshop, held as part of Oxfordshire Libraries’ Digital Summer, was also popular.

The 100 Club continues to hold Draws 4 times a year, with a Top Prize of £100 in January to help with those post Christmas bills. There are a few spare numbers so call Lynne on 01993 851930 if you would like to join.

The future of the Library has been secured in its current form with our Library Manager until at least April 2021 with all the funding already in place and the Oxfordshire County Council have recently signed a new 10 year lease so everything is looking very positive.

Now there is an opportunity to use the library outside of its normal opening times to hold book/community/school/children’s events such as talks, book signings, workshops, meetings etc. There is also a chance to work alongside the Library manager to help promote and support initiatives from the OCC Library Service with particular focus on the young. We want to encourage greater community use of the facilities and services that the library has to offer – many of which may surprise you. For example, there is lots going on in terms of digital services and e reading.

Long serving members of the library support team are standing down after many years of service. Thank you to all of those who have given so much of their time and expertise to save the library and all the support given to get the library to where we are today.

We are now getting together a new team of supporters and friends. If you have a passion for books and reading or are keen to make the Library an even better community space for a variety of events, big and small, then come and join us. We are particularly ready for all ideas at the moment.

Jenny Chaundy

Bampton Library Support Team
Tel: 01993 850918
Mob: 07774 258889

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