Can you spare an hour?

We need a couple of community volunteers to help maintain the ROSE Community Library.

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With hundreds of books over a dozen different genres the ROSE Community Library, developed by Qultura trustee and retired librarian Charmaine Bourton in 2019, is our most popular community project. There's no membership and no library fines as the library functions on the basis of trust and empathy, many people in the community borrow books and return them and this will continue when the ROSE Community Centre reopens. What we need are a couple of volunteers who live close to the ROSE who can come in each week to keep the books in order.

This is a simple task which generally takes two people less than an hour to complete and generally needs to be done once a week or so. There is no preference as to when it needs to be done and it doesn't need to be done at a regular time. It's only important that it is done as Charmaine lives in Croydon which makes it a bit of a trek for her to have to do it herself.

Therefore if we could find a couple of volunteers from the local community who could perhaps meet up once a week and maintain the library it would be ideal. It's a relatively simple task but needs a bit of explanation as to what order the books needs to be placed on the shelves. This can be explained through Zoom due to the current social distancing restrictions. You're free to help yourself to tea and coffee and whatever snacks we have available and you might want to do it during the time we have our local community drop in - please see Reopening of the ROSE for more details.

If you are interested please message us.

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The ROSE Community Library

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