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MINI LIBRARY: Excitement in the village after Shenley mini library opens 

 Published on: 12th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A parish and borough councillor is delighted with the transformation of the village phone box, which has been turned into a mini library. 

Hertsmere Borough councillor Natalie Susman played a pivotal role in delivering the Little Shenley Library to London Road which she thinks will benefit residents of all ages.

Cllr Susman said: “The response from everyone has been amazing and driving past everyday and seeing people of all ages using it make me happy. 

“The benefit of having this easily accessible mini library to residents could be amazing for people of all ages and I hope people put it to good use.”

The library, which can be found opposite the Village Hall, is full of a variety of books for people of all ages and is open 24/7.

If you see a book you fancy, the idea is to replace it so the library is always full, if anyone wants to donate any books, they can drop them into Shenley Estates (next to Tesco) to save it getting empty.

Cllr Susman said: “We’ve collected books and people have been so generous with donations. Every book donated will be going to good use. If they aren’t used for the library, they will be going to a charity which supports young people with learning difficulties.”

Natalie thanked Suzanne Raggett, who was instrumental in the delivery of the project, Shenley Parish Council and Griggs “who took the project under their wing and were amazing.”

She added: “This idea first popped into my head when I was in America, but the project wouldn’t have been successful if it weren’t for everyone who helped out.”

A formal opening of the Little Library is set for September 25 which will be followed by drinks and nibbles. 

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