When Pinner resident Miriam Chinnick first set up a book swap on her driveway in the Spring of 2020, she did not imagine that almost a year later, the Little Local Book Hub in Eastcote would be a permanent staple book hub for residents.
In October last year, MyLocalNews reported that Miriam and the community had raised £1,500 through crowdfunding to purchase a permanent home for the book hub, a red telephone box.
This month, we caught up with Miriam to find out about the success of the book hub and its value for residents during the further lockdowns.
Miriam said: “Since the extended lockdown the book hub has become busier and busier with everyone needing books in lockdown from the parents to the early readers for their school work.
Parents are coming along requesting the books the kids need for school and we are finding the children are getting through books very quickly.
“A lovely local family donated another bookshelf to the hub to help me so I don’t have to carry boxes in and out every day. Everyone is respecting social distancing, wearing masks and using the hand sanitiser provided.”
To learn more about The Little Local Book Hub, and to find the address of your nearest Hub, visit the Facebook page facebook.com/littlebookhub or website littlelocalbookhub.uk