Home Library Service secured by BSTC

The provision of our Home Library Service, which Cornwall Council will cease to run in January 2023, has been secured after the recent meeting of the Oversight Committee approved the operational changes needed to keep this vital service going, including covering fuel costs for the amazing volunteers who currently run this service for our housebound residents.
BSTC’s Library Manager, Sally Travers-Clapp, explained how important this service is: “The housebound service is invaluable to the community and surrounding areas. It is so much more than just a book drop/collection service – more of a befriending service and quite often the volunteers are the only point of human contact our customers have.”
“They chat, introduce new authors and recommendations over a cup of tea. It’s a point of contact with the outside world and a sense that somebody cares.”
The Home Delivery Service is available to anyone who is housebound, not just the elderly. So, if you’re recovering from illness or injury, or, for example, suffer from agoraphobia, and would love to have some reading material or audio books delivered to you, please get in touch with the Library team.
You can call the Library on 01288 352954, email them on bude.library@liscornwall.org.uk or follow them on Facebook (Bude Library and Information Service) and send them a direct message. 
Massive thanks to all the Library staff and volunteers, and the amazing Royal Voluntary Service team who are continuing to run the Home Library Service.