A NEW shop has opened in Dunchurch to help support the community library.
The Library Shop in the centre of Dunchurch is now open for business.
The outlet, which currently opens just once a week, was set up to help raise funds for Dunchurch library which was taken over by villagers earlier this year.
Shop manager Verne Hardingham said: “The library is being run by the community which means the community is responsible for keeping it going and finding the money to fund.
“The shop has been set up by the library trust so people can bring in donations which we can sell to help raise funds for the library.”
The shop accepts all kinds of donations, except clothes and electrical items.
Verne said: “Essentially it is a charity shop.
“There’s not much space but it provide a focus for people in the village so they can feel they are doing their part.”
The shop is currently open on a Friday from 11am to 4pm. There are plans to also open on Saturday in the near future.
Donations can be dropped off at the shop on a Friday.
If you want to arrange an alternative date or can help volunteer at the shop then please call Verne on (01788) 522578.
Volunteers running Dunchurch library want to reassure people that it is still open for business.
Building work is currently ongoing at the library which includes adding visitor toilets, changing the entrance to provide an improved coffee area, more space for computers and an office for Dunchurch Parish Council.
Building work is expected to be finished at the community library at the end of October.