Chatteris Library goes all out for National Library Day

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Left: Ciara Walsh, sisters Alice and Lucy Pealling.

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Left: Ciara Walsh, sisters Alice and Lucy Pealling. - Credit: Archant

People of all ages attended a library’s open day held to mark National Library Day on Saturday.

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Front: Janet Vinten library assistant and members of FROLIC

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Front: Janet Vinten library assistant and members of FROLIC. - Credit: Archant

Visitors to Chatteris Library were given slices of cake and cups of tea as they immersed themselves in the impressive selection of books on offer.

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Cllr Terry Shad enjoying the free coffee and cake.

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Cllr Terry Shad enjoying the free coffee and cake. - Credit: Archant

The event was organised by Friends Of Library In Chatteris - (Frolic), who hold social events throughout the year to raise funds for the library.

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Margaret Allen with a magazine rack purchased by FROLIC.

National Library Day, Chatteris Library. Margaret Allen with a magazine rack purchased by FROLIC. - Credit: Archant

Frolic chairman, Margaret Allen, said: “The day went really well, There was a lot of interest from people in joining up, which is great because we are always looking for new members.

“It was also the chance for us to listen to suggestions about what changes people would like to see to the library.”


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For more information about Frolic and its plans for the library Facebook “Frolic Chatteris”.

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