Reflections on a wonderful afternoon at Burnage Library

We celebrated our 4th birthday on Saturday 28th October 2017 – Friends of Burnage Library took over the running of Burnage Library when it was in danger of being closed with assistance from the Council and Southway Housing.

What a great afternoon it was – even though it was pouring with rain, many people came through the doors, probably in the region of 200. Mums, Dads, children, grandparents etc. all enjoyed tea and cakes, second hand books, music from Claire Mooney and her friend playing the flute, poetry, crafts galore + 3 or 4 story time sessions (Sylvia you are truly a star.)


We were joined Claire Mooney and Councillor Carl Austin-Behan

So many volunteers pitched in on the day and made it truly memorable. Jeff Smith our local MP presided over our official opening and was such a good sport he even joined Claire in song, accompanying her with the maracas and children with their colourful shakers which they had just made on one of the crafts table. It’s onwards and upwards now for the library which is such an important part of the community, as witnessed by the attendance figures, and comments by many of our visitors.

Jeff Smith MP on the maracas

Kath Thompson