Community library to open up inside church

Community library to open up inside church

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

A new community library is looking for a host of volunteers as it gets set to open in Churchtown.

North Meols Library Association, which is a registered charity,  will open The Cornerstone Library to offer a book service, as well as computer access and support, storytime/rhyme time sessions for children and much more.

It will be based inside the Cornerstone Methodist Church, on Marshside Road, and the group are looking for volunteers to fulfil the roles of library manager, volunteer manager, library assistants, book sorters and fundraisers.

A spokesperson said: “North Meols Library Association is excited to be setting up a new community library, which will be located in the Cornerstone Methodist Church. Once open, the library will provide access to books, IT support, children’s and other activities for the wider community. 

“We are currently looking for volunteers to fulfil various roles. To find out more, email:”

Volunteers from  North Meols Library Association say they were inspired to open a new library in the area following the closure of Churchtown Library in 2013.

Sefton Council closed seven libraries across the borough nine years ago as a way to save money.  These were located in Ainsdale, Aintree, Birkdale, Churchtown, Crosby, Litherland and Orrell and were all mothballed by the end of 2013.

Staff lost their jobs and the council managed to save around  £400,000 from its  libraries budget by carrying out the measure.

A spokesperson for the group added: “The North Meols Library Association was formed after the closure of Churchtown library, with the intention of starting a volunteer library for the North Meols community.

“We now have a wonderful opportunity, to create a small community library, The Cornerstone Library.”

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