Awarded 2018 Best Community Library, Hathern Community Library was established in 2016. The volunteer run charity has 7 trustees and an impressive 33 volunteers who work on a rota basis to manage and run the library. The library’s slogan is ‘Small Library, Big Ideas’ and the volunteer’s intention is to make their small community library into a big community hub for all sorts of activities and information to benefit their local community. Using money raised locally through grants and other funding activity, volunteers have been able to make alterations to the building giving it a timely facelift including new entrance doors, removal of internal partitions to create a large light open space, a new toilet facility and kitchen area, and a new reception.
Watch the video below to hear about all of our category finalists and see Hathern Community Library announced as our 2018 winner by Tara Bailiss from B Audio Visual.