Little Free Library

Posted 08/03/2020 : By: Trevor Gurney

Wymondham’s Little Free Library book exchange unveiled

 

A new book exchange opened in Wymondham on Friday (8th March) as part of the world-wide Little Free Library scheme.

 

The Little Free Library box was unveiled at the Baptist Church in Queen Street in Wymondham by the Town’s Mayor Cllr Kevin Hurn and  Suzanne Nuri-Nixon who arranged for the first library box to open in the Town.

 

It was also funded with generous donations from local businessman Craig Davies, South Norfolk Council local members grant scheme and Wymondham satellite Rotary Club.

 

‘The concept of a Little Free Library is an American one but the idea has now caught on in other countries around the world. Boxes are made to house a book exchange for the community. The concept is that anyone can take a book and leave a book for free.  It's think this is the perfect way to recycle books’.

 

The Little Free Library would now be registered on a world-wide map and while there are only three others in Norfolk, Wymondham will have four in total when others are unveiled, literally putting the Town on the map.

 

Among the guests at the unveiling were Andrew Clarke from The Men’s Shed, Paul Smith from the Baptist Church which kindly agreed to host the Little Free Library, Julian Halls, Annette James and Dave Roberts.  Julie Ringer from South Norfolk District Council who helped with the funding application and awarding of the grants. All those who attended the unveiling were then invited to leave a book inside.

 

Mayor Hurn added ‘It’s always great for Wymondham to be a leader and I’m sure this Little Free Library will be very well used.’

 

*For further information about the scheme, see littlefreelibrary.org