NORTH Baddesley Community Library recently had a stall at the All Saints Church Craft Fayre where sales of bookmarks and handy crafts, donated by local resident Tim Coletta, raised nearly £50. 

Library chair Debbie Evenhand and volunteer Judy Philips were helped by a group of volunteers manning the stall on a very wet day. 

On Thursday, March 14 library volunteers Murielle Williams, Dawn Fleeman, Wendy McCulloch, Stuart McCulloch, Mike Clamp and Joy Clamp held a book and jigsaw sale during the weekly Church coffee morning raising £102.

Money raised will go towards buying replacement book shelves and new large print books which are popular among local readers.

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A further jigsaw sale is planned at Romsey Market in April. 

The community library combines the traditional book lending aspect with the jigsaw exchange and is open alongside other community activities including the warm hub, memory box, coffee mornings and occasional craft fayres. 

It has a good variety of modern books from classics to crime, fiction, non-fiction, biography, large print and a comprehensive children’s library upstairs. 

It's open Tuesdays 2pm-4pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm with a selection of books on sale. Volunteers are local and have worked very hard to catalogue the books and provide a valuable resource within All Saints Church.