Ledbury LDG Membership Application Form

Ledbury Library Development Group AGM

The LLDG AGM is on Wednesday 26th April at 7 p.m. You can download the agenda, the minutes of the last AGM, and our Membership Application Form – to remind you about subs! We keep the sub low as the most important thing for us is to be able to demonstrate strong membership.
The future continues to be uncertain, with more government cutbacks scheduled, and now an election which may or may not affect the cuts.
The main part of the meeting will be a discussion on what we should be doing over the next year or so. We’ve invited Jon Chedgzoy and Jan Nesaratnam to join us, share some information and help us discuss the way forward.
Please come along if you can, and join in the discussion about: how we balance lobbying with supporting the development of a library strategy; fund raising – for books, for events, for a ‘fighting fund’?; and how we would like to see the library develop.

Hereford Library Users Group AGM

The Hereford Library Users Group AGM has been arranged for 15 May at 2 p.m. It will be in the Shire Hall, Committee Room One, which is to the rear of the room, down a corridor on the left hand side.
Apart from the formal business of the AGM, we hoe to be able to stage a presentation of the plans for the development of 31 Broad Street and show some examples of developments elsewhere that have inspired us.
An AGENDA and full details will follow shortly.

Authors Join Leintwardine World Book Night Party

For the third year running, Leintwardine is pushing the boat out for World Book Night. There’s something for all ages and tastes too.

  • Local children have been beavering away writing stories to enter for our young writers’ competition
  • Children’s authors Anne Cottringer and Karen Wallace will hand out prizes to the winners at a party in the community centre on the evening of Saturday 22nd April
  • Leintwardine author Tomas Remiarz is also launching his new book titled Forest Gardening in Practice – about creating an edible ecosystem
  • The Leintwardine Players will be strutting the boards with an evening of Shakespeare on Thursday 20th April

The programme has been organised by Friends of Leintwardine Community Library (FOLCL). Chair of FOLCL, Parish Councillor Emma Gorbutt, said: “Public libraries are all about reaching out to the local community to inspire writing, reading and creativity. We are delighted to use our village library to encourage young writers, as well as spearhead the celebration of our literary heritage. Shakespeare, the world’s greatest poet and playwright, came from the West Midlands. That makes him very special for us.”

Click on the image to download a pdf poster for display.

Masters House

Ledbury Master’s House celebrates second anniversary opening

On 9th March 2017 the Friends of the Master’s House, celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of the restored House. Rachel Lambert, Heritage and Volunteer Co-ordinator, provided a chocolate ‘birthday’ cake which the many visitors enjoyed in the Panelled Room.

The Friends’ new website was displayed on the big screen together with informatin on their new project, ‘Joined up Heritage’. This has attracted a further grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, supported by the Ledbury and District Civic Society, The Pippin Trust and the Town Council. Many local organisations including the Ledbury Library Development Group wrote in support of this project which will benefit the whole community. The aim of the project is to support and promote the main heritage buildings in the town and involve and encourage volunteering. This project will run from 18th April for twenty two months. Both the Friends and LLDG are delighted that Rachel Lambert has been apointed as the new Development Manager.
Over the two years since the Master’s House was re-opened, the library has seen a steady increase in use, particularly in the children’s section. The House has received many visitors and the Friends have arranged many tours. This much loved House has also been the venue for a wide range of community events and has proved an ideal setting for everything from poetry evenings to a medieval feast.
For more information visit the Friends website at themastershouseledbury.org