Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: “Since arriving in the local community in 1984, Chineham Library has been loved by residents, both young and old and it’s fantastic to see it is just as popular now.
“My congratulations to go all of Chineham’s staff and volunteers who have been a part of its success over the last three decades.”
In that time, Chineham Library has evolved and expanded its offering to customers. Since starting out with traditional book borrowing, the library now provides people of all ages from the Basingstoke area with a range of facilities including: e-books; audiobooks; theatre events; dance, drama and singing workshops for children.
Staff and volunteers are now getting ready to help 4 to11 year olds sign up to the Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Space Chase – to honour the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. Young readers should head to Chineham Library from 13 July to sign up to read any six books, in any format, by 15 September.
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