The Lions roar for the library

We thank Easingwold and District Lions very much indeed for their generous donation of £150 to buy a selection of reading aids for use by our home library customers.

They include magnifiers and lights for those who struggle to read the book print, book stands which are useful to support heavier books, and a CD player which can be loaned out to customers who want to try audiobooks.

The Lions, represented by president John Sutherland and fellow Lions Alec Harbisher, Ray Evans and Peter Coomer, presented the new equipment to Linda Kentley and Angela Pontefract who received it on behalf of the Home Library & Information Service.

The service is run by volunteers who make regular deliveries of books and audiobooks to customers who find it difficult to get to the library in person. It covers Easingwold and its surrounding villages. The team has continued to pick, process and deliver books and audiobooks to the housebound in a Covid-safe way throughout the pandemic, providing a vital and much appreciated literary lifeline for their customers.

Anyone who has a problem getting to the library in person can ask to join the Home Library & Information Service. You’ll find more details about the service here.