Welcome to the Pett Community Library.
This has now been going for 15 months and takes place alongside the Village Hall Coffee Morning, on the first Wednesday of every month, from 10 -12.
There are about 200 books available to borrow. These are sourced from the East Sussex Library Community Collection and we change about 50 of our books on a regular basis. We have a wide selection covering all genres of fiction and non-fiction and always have large print and children’s books available.
The best bit is, it is free to use and you don’t have to belong to anything! not even the regular library. We do have to take your details so that in the event of a book not being returned, we can find out where it is and to this end we ask you to sign the usual Data Protection form – and we protect your data most carefully. We do ask that you return any book you have borrowed in a reasonable time, but if you haven’t finished it within a month (it might have knitting patterns or recipes!) we are unlikely to be chasing you up for it.
We are unable to order any specific books, but we do make a note of any particular genre that interests you and try to meet your needs in this way. As a consequence, we really appreciate feedback from readers and are very pleased to have recommendations about a book you have particularly enjoyed and are more than happy to chat with you about your choices and interests. One of the books recommended recently was The Betrayals by Fiona Neill.
It is a super, sociable couple of hours each month in the Village Hall, with free parking, tea, coffee and cake available to buy, books to browse and borrow and Badminton going on, too. We’d love to see you there.
Anne, Anna and Vivien
February 2020 – Community Library Notes
We were very busy in February, with a high attendance at the Coffee Morning due, in particular, to a presentation being made to Phil and Eve Button on their retirement from the Butcher’s Shop and to thank them for their contribution to village life. Thank you, Phil and Eve.
Thanks also to Jenny for her fun Valentine crafting session. Some of the very pretty bookmarks produced will be available at the next library in return for a donation to village hall funds.
Knit and Crochet Corner is going strongly and has presented us with another WI project – Knit for Peace UK, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust. Information is on their website www.knitforpeace.org.uk. Pett WI is particularly interested in their project involving knitting (or crocheting) squares on the diagonal. Please check this out with Pett WI or come and pick up a pattern at the Coffee Morning.
Any Dream Will Do is not just a TV talent contest; it is also a book by Debbie Macomber and is our reader recommendation this month. ‘An absorbing delight to read’, which also comes with a Good Housekeeping recommendation and is to be found in your Community Library – along with a host of other interesting books and a new selection, which proved very popular this month. And we have a sparkling new assortment of books for children of all ages. Asterix anyone?
David Penfold, Chair of Pett Parish Council is now available for your questions and comments at the Coffee Morning and brings with him books for sale which are written and published locally. His titles include The Fallen of Pett by Martin King and David Breakell and Pett in Sussex, the story of a village, its church and people (nearly a thousand years of history) by John N C Taylor. These are for sale and are completely separate from the lending library.
Next Community Library and Coffee Morning is from 10 – 12 at Pett Village Hall on Wednesday 4th March. Hope to see you there!
Anna and Vivien