John Bercow MP to open village community library

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A new era for a Bucks village will be brought in by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow MP when he opens the Haddenham community library.

The library will be one of 14 of its kind created around Bucks in which volunteers help shape the service to meet people’s needs.

Ahead of today’s opening, 30 volunteers have offered their help and have been trained to staff library sessions, supported by two county council staff. Managing it are five residents who have become trustees of it as a registered charity.

Trustees’ chairman Steve Sharp said the partnership of volunteers and county staff was vital to the project’s success. He said: “The vision is to build on the successful library provision, led over 20 years by Barbara Paul, to maintain existing opening hours and increase involvement of the local community and its organisations to provide a real community hub for Haddenham and the surrounding villages.”